It didn’t take long for the Cougars to jump back on the winning train. Last night the Glacier Kings fell victim to the Cougars for the third time in a row. This time the boys from the Capital City travelled North to the Valley and dominated from second one. 7-1 was the final, out shooting the G Kings 46-24.
Mateo Albinati continued his VIJHL scoring dominance picking up two more points, his lead sitting at 33 points. 5 players total collected 2 or more points last night, being lead by returning Cougar Tyler Vanuden. Vanuden had a three point night (2G1A) and jumping up to 7 total points in 7 games. If Vanuden is back to his scoring prowess from a few years ago the Cougars will become even more deadly on the offensive side of the ice.
The Cougars dominant Power Play from a few weeks ago seems to have hit a bit of a stumbling block, 0 for 3 last night. And watching the PP work it seems the players are gripping the sticks a bit tight. If the PP gets back on track, with Vanuden scoring like he used to, the Cougars could be the team that everyone else needs to go through to play in the Cyclone Taylor Cup next spring in Campbell River. And that doesn’t take into account the other powerful scorers on the Cougars roster. Chacalias is second in league scoring with Brown in seventh. Once you also factor in some of the top D-men in the league and THREE #1 goaltenders on the roster (Violette is injured but will return and make for an interesting goalie battle in Cougar town) the Cougars are looking solid for the long run.
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