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).
|Friday Nov. 8|
|2 Vancouver vs Juan de Fuca 5|
|3 Prince George vs OHA 2|
|3 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|
|0 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 5|
|2 OHA vs Prince George 3 (Gold)|