The past weekend for the The Vankleek Hill Junior “C” Cougars could best be described in a single word: dominance.
The Vankleek Hill squad outscored their opponents by a total of 14-5 to win both of their games, including a marquee matchup against the league-leading Clarence Castors.
On Saturday night, the Cougars welcomed the Gatineau Hull-Volant in a matchup which has leaned Vankleek Hill’s way in the season thus far. This game would prove to follow the same trend, as the Cougars would use a three goal second period to rout the Hull-Volant 7-2. Thirteen different Cougars collected points on the night, with Ryan Allen and Nikolas Ayotte leading the way with three points apiece. Jonathan Leblanc also picked up a pair of goals while Frederik Durocher got the win between the pipes.
Sunday saw the Cougars travel to Clarence for an early afternoon game against the league-leading Castors. Both of the previous meetings between the squads had resulted in 7-3 wins for the Castors. But this game would play out decidedly differently for the Cougars, as they would ride another three point outing from Ayotte to post a payback blowout of their own by a score of 7-4. For the second straight game, Vankleek Hill point-getters numbered in the double-digits, with 11 skaters involved in the scoring in the win.
The Cougars’ next game is Saturday, February 2 at home against the Morrisburg Lions.
Vankleek Hill is currently tied for second in the league at 42 points, five behind Clarence for the league lead.
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