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Cougars forward Justin Chaumont (25) now leads the NCJHL in scoring with 30 points in just 13 games. Chaumont had nine points last weekend, figuring in every Cougars goal scored over the two games. Photo Reid Masson

Chaumont, Marcotte shine, as Cougars stretch winning streak to four games

The Vankleek Hill Cougars stretched their winning streak to four games with a home shutout win over the Metcalfe Jets, followed by a comeback road victory over the Almonte Inferno last weekend.

Jérémy Marcotte was named player of the game, scored the tying and winning goals in the third period to spark the Cougars to a comeback 3-2 road win over the Inferno in Almonte on Sunday, November 21. Joshua Renaud added a single goal, while Justin Chaumont continued his stellar play, moving into the league lead in scoring, with assists on all three Vankleek Hill goals.

On Friday, November 19, Chaumont was the player of the game, as the Cougars forward had a hat trick and three assists, for a total of six points in the Cougars 6-0 win over the Metcalfe Jets. Zachary Bigras, Nathan Sauvé and Joshua Renaud added single markers, as Frederick Duroucher-Bourdon earned the shutout in net.

“(Chaumont) kinda took care of the load offensively,” noted Cougars Head Coach Franky Dopelhamer, on the game against Metcalfe. “He’s now the top scorer in the league.”

The four-game winning streak has moved the Vankleek Hill Junior C club above the .500 mark, with seven wins against six losses, as they now sit tied for fourth place with the North Dundas Rockets in the National Capital Junior Hockey League (NCJHL).

The Cougars will play twice this weekend, including a home game this Saturday, November 27, against the second-place Clarence Castors, who have already recorded two wins over Vankleek Hill this season.

“We’re playing a team that’s already beaten us twice, so Saturday is a big game for us,” Dopelhamer said. “We need to bounce back and come out with the win.”

On Sunday, November 28, the Cougars will visit the Morrisburg Lions in an afternoon contest that starts at 2:15 p.m.

Reid Masson

Reid Masson is a graduate of Algonquin College's Journalism Program. He has over 20 years of experience as a staff writer and editor for various newspapers across Canada, including The Ottawa Citizen and Brockville Recorder and Times.

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