The Prince George Cougars snapped their four-game winless streak with a dramatic 6-5 come-from-behind shoot-out win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes Saturday. Four Cougars had multi-point games, including Captain Josh Curtis who had two goals and three points. Saturday was the Cougars fourth-straight win in Lethbridge in the last five seasons.
Rollercoaster Third Period: The Cougars and Hurricanes combined for six goals in the third period. At one point, the two teams scored four goals in just one minute and 27-seconds. Each team scored a power-play and short-handed goal in the third as well.
Bucking the Trend: The Cougars scored five goals Saturday, matching their offensive output in their previous four games combined. The five goals is a season-high for Prince George, who previously scored more than three goals once in their first eight games.
A Night of Firsts:Tyson Upper scored his first career WHL goal in the third period. Cole Moberg scored his first two goals of the season; both coming in the third period. Isaiah DiLaura picked up his first win this season, stopping 49-shots in the Cougars crease.
Up Next:The Cougars (3-5-0-1) wrap up their three-game Central Division road trip on Sunday afternoon in Cranbrook. The Cougars square-off against the Kootenay ICE (3-3-0-1) at 4 pm MT. The ICE lossed 4-3 in a shootout to the Medicine Hat Tigers on Saturday.
Cougars– Josh Curtis (2 G, 1 A), Cole Moberg (2 G), Vladislav Mikhalchuk (2 A), Rhett Rhinehart (2 A), Tyson Upper (1 G).
Hurricanes– Jake Elmer (2 G), Taylor Ross (2 G), Jerie Keltie-Leon (1 G, 1 A), Calen Addison (2 A), Igor Merezhko (2 A), Jadon Joseph (2 A), Jordy Bellerive (1 A).
Cougars- Isaiah DiLaura (Win) 65:0049/54
Hurricanes- Reece Klassen (Loss) 65:00 25/30