The Prince George Cougars returned home Wednesday and earned a dramatic 4-3 come from behind overtime win over the Kelowna Rockets. Josh Maser scored the game-winner with just six-seconds left in the extra frame. Vladislav Mikhalchuk forced OT after tying the game with just 16-seconds left in regulation.
COMEBACK KIDS: The Cougars picked up their first win this season when trailing after the first period, as they’re now 1-3-0-0; it was the Rockets first loss when leading after the opening 20-minutes (5-0-1-0). Josh Maser’s OT goal was his second OT-winner and fourth game-winning goal of his career.
STREAKS: Josh Maser now has 11-points (5-6-11) in his last 10-games; he has points in eight of his last 10. Vladislav Mikhalchuk now has nine-points (3-6-9) in his last seven-games. The Cougars are now 3-1-1-0 in five-game against the Rockets this season. Their win Wednesday moved them into second place in the B.C. Division, a point ahead of the Victoria Royals.
UP NEXT:The Cougars (9-8-1-2) continue their home stand on the weekend, when they tangle with the Kamloops Blazers (6-9-1-1) in a double-header on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets for both games are available at the TicketsNorthbox office, or online at www.ticketsnorth.ca
Cougars– Josh Maser (1G, 2 A), Cole Moberg (1 G, 1 A), Vladislav Mikhalchuk (1 G), Matéj Toman (1 G), Josh Curtis (1 A), Joel Lakusta (1 A), Jackson Leppard (1 A), Rhett Rhinehart (1 A).
Rockets-Kyle Topping (1 G, 1 A), Erik Gardiner (1 G), Lane Zablocki (1 G), Nolan Foote (1 A), Liam Kindree (1 A), Leif Mattson (1 A).
Cougars- Taylor Gauthier (Win) 63:00 28/31
Rockets- Roman Basran (Loss) 65:0029/33
THREE STARS: 1) Matéj Toman 2) Kyle Topping 3) Vladislav Mikhalchuk