The Cougars are on a 3 game streak. Their last loss came at the hands of the Generals up in Parksville back on November 12th.
Last Tuesday and Thursday the Cougars and Islanders played a Home-and-Home series that saw the Cougars take both games. 4-1 in Kerry Park, and 6-3 in Victoria one week ago.
Tonight’s game had the Bombers make their first visit to the Arch this season. The Cougars played the Bombers in Port Alberni back on September 17th. In that game the Bombers walked out with a 4-2 win against the early season Cougars.
This game looked like it would end up in the same result. The Cougars played mediocre at best and out right terrible at worst in the opening period. But, in that unfortunate period to watch the Cougars had moments of brilliance. It was unusual to say the least. The Cougars had 3 or 4 shifts in a row where they constantly gave away the puck, missed passes, had the Bombers go unchecked in places where someone should always be defending…like the front of the net. Then after all that they would have a shift that was amazing. A very Jekyll and Hyde period. Mateo Pivetta managed to split the Bombers goals to make the period a little less painful to watch for a Cougars fan.
The second period was much better. Head Coach Of The Night, Tate Coghlan, must have said something because the Cougars were clearly the better team in the middle period and they seemed to have shook off the first period troubles. The line of Roworth-Cowisky-Strange was fantastic to watch. Clear domination on both sides of the puck, and they genreated the lone goal of the period.
The third was a more even period. Both teams traded chances, but, it was Jacob Pang with a dirty top shelf job to break the tie.
The Cougars kept the pressure up for the rest of the period. Even forcing the Bombers goaltender to stay in net when the Bombers were trying to get the extra man on the ice. Hikock put the final nail in the coffin late to give the Cougars the 4-2 win.
The Cougars are back at it Friday night in Peninsula to try and extend the lead in the South. Cam LeSergent will be Head Coach For The Night. Head Coach Chris Lynn is on vacation and will be back in a couple weeks.