Cougars ground the Jets and the Rockets
The Vankleek Hill Cougars added two more wins to their season score in the National Capital Junior Hockey League. The Cougars beat the Metcalfe Jets by one point in their Friday night game at the Larry Robinson Arena in Metcalfe and defeated the North Dundas Rockets Sunday evening in Chesterville.
The 3-2 win on Nov. 3 and the 5-2 victory on Nov. 5 put the Cougars at six wins and five losses now, after 11 games in their 20172018 season schedule. In the league standings, Vankleek Hill is just behind Metcalfe, which has 10 games played and a 6-4 winloss record for a .600 winning percentage to Vankleek Hill’s .545. Ahead of them in the winning percentage column are the Cumberland Bandits, Gatineau Hull-Volant and the North Dundas Rockets, all with 11 games in hand and win/loss tallies of 7-4 for Cumberland and 8-3 each for Gatineau and North Dundas. The Papineauville Vikings are ahead of the game with a 9-3 win/loss record after 12 games.
First period between the Cougars and the Jets finished without a single point for either side. Both teams collected two goals each in second period with the Cougars breaking the tie in third period with an unanswered goal.
Scoring for the Cougars were Jeremy Aubin, Trystan Lavoie, and Riley Sauvé. Goal assists came from Aubin, Nikokas Ayotte, Tyler Dopelhamer, and Tyler Druce. Sébastien Moreau guarded the Vankleek Hill net.
Goal scores for Metcalfe came from Nathan Bols and Cameron Gallant, with goal assists from Mathieu Laurin. Danik Gervais occupied the Jets goal.
Sunday’s game at the Chesterville Arena saw the Cougars dominate the scoring in every period, including a single unanswered point during second.
Scoring for Vankleek Hill were MarcAntoine Doyon with two goals and Tyler Dopelhamer, Jonathan Leblanc, and Riley Sauvé each firing in singles. Goal assists came from Doyon, Sauvé, Nikolas Ayotte, Tyler Druce, and Brendan Rowe. Dominik Turcotte guarded the Vankleek Hill net.
Goals for the Rockets included two from Connor Roth, with assists from Curtis Barkley, Shayne Lynott, team captain Bryden van Kessel, and Jack van Kessel. Jason Buma occupied the North Dundas net.
The Cougars host the Blackburn Inferno, Nov. 12 evening, at the Vankleek Hill Arena.