The Prince George Cougars suffered their first shutout loss Friday, losing 3-0 to the Vancouver Giants at the CN Centre. The Giants David Tendeck stopped 24-shots for his first shutout of the season and teammate Owen Hardy broke a scoreless tie five-minutes into the third period. Vancouver scored three times in under four-minutes in the third to pull away. The Cougars have now dropped back-to-back games.
Best of September: Prior to the start of Friday’s game, Ethan Browne was named the Jim’s Clothes Closest Player of the Month for September. Browne led the Cougars in scoring in September with two goals and two assists for four points in five games; he finished the month on a four-game point streak.
Dry Spell: The Cougars offence has hit a dry spell over the last two games. Going back to last Saturday against Kelowna, the Cougars have scored just two goals in their last six periods. Their goalless drought is now at 87-minutes, dating back to the second period against the Rockets on September 29th.
Up Next:The Cougars look for the Thanksgiving long weekend split tomorrow, when they face the very same Giants at 7 pm. Tickets are available at the TicketsNorthbox office, or on www.ticketsnorth.ca
Cougars– No Scoring
Giants– Owen Hardy (1 G), Justin Sourdif (1 G), Lukas Svejkovsky (1 G), James Malm (1 A), Milos Roman (1 A), Brayden Watts (1 A).
Cougars- Taylor Gauthier (Loss) 60:00 22/25
Giants- David Tendeck (Win) 60:00 24/24