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The Vank­leek Hill Cou­gars kept the Met­calfe Jets from flying away with a win Sa­tur­day night and then went over to Mor­ris­burg Sun­day af­ter­noon to cage the Lions.

The 5-4 win against Met­calfe and 11-3 ham­me­ring on Mor­ris­burg over the De­cem­ber 2 wee­kend wins put the Cou­gars in­to se­cond place so far in the Na­tio­nal Ca­pi­tal Ju­nior Ho­ckey League.

Ty­ler Do­pel­ha­mer sco­red the win­ning third-per­iod goal against the Jets and as­sis­ted on one of the other four goals. Al­so sco­ring for Vank­leek Hill were Ni­ko­las Ayotte, Ni­co­las Cas­ton­guay, Jus­tin Chau­mont, and

Trys­tan La­voie. Al­so as­sis­ting on the sco­ring were Cas­ton­guay, Sa­muel Drouin, Jo­na­than La­croix, Dan­ny Plour­deG­re­non, Charles-Oli­vier Por­te­lance, and Ja­cob Vic­tor.

Sco­ring for Met­calfe were Quinn Bow­man, Ai­den Da­ly, and Evan Man­tha, with as­sists from Bow­man, Man­tha, Alexandre Clou­tier, Ca­me­ron Gal­lant, Jar­rett La­dou­ceur, and Kirk­land Rea­ney.

Sco­ring a pair of goals each for Vank­leek Hill against Mor­ris­burg Sun­day were Ryan Al­len, Ni­ko­las Ayotte, and Jo­na­than La­croix, with singles from Ni­co­las Cas­ton­guay, Ty­ler Do­pel­ha­mer, Trys­tan La­voie, Keean McEa­chern, and Ja­cob Vic­tor. As­sis­ting were Ayotte, Cas­ton­guay, Do­pel­ha­mer, McEa­chern, Ryan Al­len, Shayne Al­len, Hu­go Blan­chard, Jus­tin Chau­mont, Vincent Hu­neault, Jus­tin La­brosse, Jo­na­than Le­blanc, and Char­lesO­li­vier Por­te­lance.

Fre­de­rick Du­ro­cher guar­ded the Cou­gars net in both games.

Les Cou­gars de Vank­leek Hill oc­cupent la deuxième place au clas­se­ment de la LCHJN après deux autres vic­toires au cours du pre­mier wee­kend de dé­cembre contre Met­calfe et Mor­ris­burg.

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