Cougars shut out Giants to earn weekend split

The Prince George Cougars earned a weekend split, with their 1-0 win over the Vancouver Giants on Sunday afternoon. Ethan Browne scored the game-winner, on the power-play in the first period, and Isaiah DiLaura stopped 26-shots for his first career shutout. The Cougars have now won three of their last four games.

GAME NOTES

DILAURA PERFECT: Isaiah DiLaura picked up his career shutout on Sunday, stopping 26-shots. DiLaura has won his last two starts, as he’s now 3-2-0-1 on the season, posting a 2.38 goals-against average and a .926 save percentage. In his last three starts, DiLaura owns a .948 save percentage. Sunday was the first time the Giants have been shutout this season. The Cougars have now posted two shutouts in their last three games.

GOALS FOR BROCK: In November, the Prince George Cougars Alumni Society is donating $30 for every Cougars goal to the University of Lethbridge ‘s Brock Hirsche Memorial Hockey Award. So far, through three games, $240 dollars has been donated to the scholarship in memory of the former Cougars’ Captain. More details at www.pgcougars.com/brock-hirsche

UP NEXT:The Cougars (8-8-1-2) return home Wednesday, November 14th, as they face the Kelowna Rockets at the CN Centre; the puck drops at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the TicketsNorthbox office, or online at www.ticketsnorth.ca

GAME SUMMARY

Boxscore- http://whl.ca/gamecentre/1015796/boxscore

SCORING

Cougars– Ethan Browne (1 G), Vladislav Mikhalchuk (1 A), Josh Maser (1 A).

Giants-No scoring.

GOALTENDING

Cougars- Isaiah DiLaura (Win) 60:00 26/26

Giants- David Tendeck (Loss) 59:00 32/33

POWER-PLAY

Cougars- 1/5

Giants- 0/4

THREE STARS: 1) Isaiah DiLaura 2) David Tendeck 3) Cole Moberg

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