PG Cougars down OHA in Vernon Midget Tourney Final

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The Prince George Midget A1 Cougars played an up tempo, stay out of the box game all weekend at the Vernon tournament, and it paid off with a championship banner.

The team posted a 3-0 record in the round robin, downing OHA 3-2, Vancouver TBirds 5-1 and Juan de Fuca 7-4, before defeating NSWC 4-0 in the semis and then finishing with a second 3-2 win over OHA to claim the banner.

OHA had advanced to the final with round robin wins over JDF 5-0, and Vancouver 3-1, and a 4-1 semi win vs Calgary.

In the final, the Cougars came out flying, posting 15 shots on goal vs just 6 from OHA in the opening frame, but the period finished with the score tied 1-1. In the second period OHA reversed the flow, putting 16 shots on goal vs 11 by the Cougars. Again each team scored once and the period ended 2-2.

In the final frame, both teams tightened up play but the Cougars took advantage of a power play opportunity to score the winner at 13:30 of the final frame.

In the 5th vs 6th medal game, host Vernon Vipers (1-1-1) defeated Juan de Fuca 5-3 (1-0-2).

All scores:

Friday Nov. 8
 Vancouver vs Juan de Fuca 5
 Prince George vs OHA 2
 Fort St. John vs North Shore WC 8
5  Vernon vs NWCAA 5
0  Juan de Fuca vs OHA 5
Saturday Nov. 9
1  Vancouver vs Prince George 5
 North Shore WC vs NWCAA 4
5  Vernon vs Fort St. John 1
4  Juan de Fuca vs Prince George 7
3  OHA vs Vancouver  1
1  Vernon vs North Shore WC  2
6  NWCAA vs Fort St. John 2
Sunday Nov. 10
6  Vancouver vs Fort St John  4
4  Prince George vs North Shore WC  1 (Semi)
1  NWCAA vs OHA  4 (Semi)
2  Juan de Fuca vs Vernon 
2  OHA vs Prince George 3 (Gold)