le Vendredi 27 janvier 2023
le Mercredi 14 Décembre 2022 14:57 Tribune-Express (Hawkesbury)

Cougars drop three of four points

The Vankleek Hill Cougars dropped three points against les Aigles de St-Isidore and South-Grenville Rangers.  — photo Antoine Messier
The Vankleek Hill Cougars dropped three points against les Aigles de St-Isidore and South-Grenville Rangers.
photo Antoine Messier
The Vankleek Hill Cougars dropped three points against les Aigles de St-Isidore Eagles and the South-Grenville Rangers.

The Cougars hosted St-Isidore at the Robert Hartley Sports Complex on Saturday evening. The game was tied 1-1 at the end of the second period. Cougars took the lead 2-1 in the third before les Aigles tied the game to take it to overtime and scoring a winning goal on a powerplay.

“We got unlucky,” said head coach Franky Dopelhammer. “The goalie on the other side was very good and we didn’t take our chances.”

According to Dopelhammer, the Cougars are having trouble finishing their chances and getting the lucky bounces to reach the back of the opposing net this season.

Cougars travelled to South-Grenville Sunday afternoon to face off against second-place Rangers where they lost 4-2, taking only one point out of a possible four this weekend.

The Cougars crossed the midpoint of their season this weekend with a win average of .556 per cent, standing sixth in the league, three points behind St-Isidore. The Cougars still have half a season to catch up in standings to the teams in front of them and possibly obtain a favorable playoff draw.

“We want to finish strong before reaching the playoffs,” said Dopelhammer. “Consistence is key. We don’t want to show up one game, and not show up for the next one.”