Cougars win big, lose big in weekend matches

The Vankleek Hill Junior “C” Cougars played in back-to-back 8-2 games over the weekend. Unfortunately, only one would find them on the winning side of the rout.

On Friday, the Cougars visited the Bytown Royals in a National Capital Junior League (NCJHL) East Division matchup. The Cougars would take control right off the hop, scoring two goals in the opening frame before pounding the Royals for five more in the second period to take a 7-1 lead before the third. Both teams would add another for an 8-2 final.  Trystan Lavoie and Zacharie Leblanc each had a goal and three assists for four points apiece in the win, while Alexander Labrèche picked up the win in net.

The following night saw Vankleek Hill play host to the St-Isidore Eagles in another East Division clash. This time, it would be the Cougars who would find themselves in the hole early, with the Eagles taking a 2-0 lead in the first period. It would not get any better for Vankleek Hill from there as St-Isidore would drub the home team for 5 goals in the second en route to an 8-2 final in the Eagles favour. Samuel Lacroix and Jonathan Lacroix collected the only points for the Cougars, with a goal and an assist each in the loss.

Vankleek Hill next returns to action on Tuesday, February 12 when they will have a chance to rebound against the Eagles in St-Isidore.

The Cougars currently sit second in the NCJHL East Division with 44 points.

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