Cougars Home Win Streak Ends with 6-1 Setback to Vancouver
PRINCE GEORGE, BC – The Prince George Cougars saw their five-game win streak on home ice end, falling 6-1 against the Vancouver Giants, Wednesday at the CN Centre.
Vancouver got out to a quick start, getting a power-play tally from Jaden Lipinski at 4:12. At 12:52, Ty Halaburda picked the pocket of a Cougar and netted a short-handed goal to make it 2-0 Giants. Lipinski then added his second of the game at 19:11 to give the Giants a 3-0 cushion after one period.
At 5:49 of the second period, Prince George got some life with Ondrej Becher firing home his 13th of the year off a setup from Riley Heidt and Koehn Ziemmer to make the game 3-1. The Giants, however, responded with Jakob Oreskovic scoring his second of the season at 7:46 to restore the three goal lead. Just over ten minutes later, at 17:45, Giants blue-liner Mazden Leslie kickstarted a 2 on 1 and spotted Lipinski who scored his hat-trick goal to put the Giants ahead 5-1 after two. PG had their chances in the second frame, out-shooting the Giants 19-6.
Vancouver added one more in the third period, courtesy of Adam Titlbach on the power-play at 17:14 to secure a 6-1 win for Vancouver.
The Cougars and Giants tangle on Friday night at the Langley Events Centre at 7:00 pm.
VAN 6 PG 1
VAN 30 PG 39
VAN: 2-8 PG: 0-9
PG: Ty Young (60:00) – 24/30 | VAN: Brett Mirwald (60:00) – 38/39
1.VAN: Jaden Lipinski (3-0-3)
2.VAN: Brett Mirwald (38 Saves)
3.VAN: Ty Halaburda (1-1-2)
POST GAME INTERVIEW W/ GM & HEAD COACH MARK LAMB