The Storm entered Sunday’s game 4-4 and 3rd in the North, the Cougars were 5-3 and also 3rd in the South. On paper it seemed to be an even match. The way the game played was far less than even.
Campbell River came out flying. Hitting passes and creating scoring chances. The Cougars were given a few opportunities to shift the momentum on the power play but the stifling Storm PK was too much for the Cougars leading to painful power plays to watch for Cougars fans. The Storm collected two goals in the 1st period and looked to be heading into the break up 2-0 and dominating. Ben Coghlan did manage to put a damper on the Storm very late in the 1st with a shortie, and his 4th goal in 2 games.
That was about it for the Cougars, though. The Storm dominated the final two frames scoring 5 more times. The Cougars did get one back in the 3rd, but it didn’t help. The Cougars PP was lethargic and the Storm defence was relentless.
The Cougars have dropped 2 in a row and will look to end the mini-skid Thursday when the North leading G Kings visit.
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