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Americans hammer Cougars 5-1

Josh Curtis extended his point-streak to five-games, but it wasn’t enough, as the Tri-City Americans upended the Prince George Cougars 5-1 Tuesday night. Curtis was the only Cougar to get a puck past Americans’ goaltender Beck Warm, who stopped 35 of 36 shots and was the game’s first star. The loss ended the Cougars three-game win streak.

Game Notes

Streaking: Josh Curtis extended his point-streak to five-games with his first period goal. The Captain now has five goals and eight points in his last five games. In 12 games this season he has nine points.

Warm, Red Hot: Americans goaltender Beck Warm was the first star Tuesday. The 19-year-old stopped 35 of 36 shots, including 24 over the final two periods. His best save was a second period save on Tyson Upper, who had a short-handed breakaway; Warm at the time preserving a 2-1 lead.

Up Next:The Cougars (5-6-0-1) and the Tri-City Americans (7-4-0-0 conclude their midweek doubleheader at the CN Centre tomorrow; puck drop is 7 pm. Tickets are available at the TicketsNorth box office, or online at www.ticketsnorth.ca

GAME SUMMARY

Boxscore- http://whl.ca/gamecentre/1015721/boxscore

Scoring

Cougars– Josh Curtis (1 G), Josh Maser (1 A)

Americans– Riley Sawchuk (1 G, 1 A), Blake Stevenson (1 G, 1 A), Connor Bouchard (2 A), Nolan Yaremko (2 A), Parker AuCoin (1 G), Brett Clayton (1 G), Wil Kushniryk (1 G), Krystof Hrabik (1 A), Roman Kalinichenko (1 A), Sasha Mutala (1 A).

Goaltending

Cougars- Taylor Gauthier (Loss) 60:00 23/28

Americans- Beck Warm (Win) 60:00 35/36

Power-Play

Cougars- 0/4

Americans- 0/4

Three Stars: 1) Beck Warm (TC) 2) Nolan Yaremko (TC) 3) Josh Curtis (PG)

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