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Cougars claw back game two win over Oakland in overtime

Cougar’s home opening games take place November 30 and December 1
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The Grizzlies struck first with a goal by Joe Graham in the first 17 seconds of the game. The Cougars came at the Grizzlies hard by scoring five consecutive goals from Max Khull, Jake Lewis (2), Andrew Barbeau and Steven Khull. Both teams were given power play opportunities but only Andrew Barbeau was able to capitalize with a goal. The shots during the first period were 22-7 for the Cougars.

The second period continued with some great scoring chances by both teams which resulted in another period of one sided scoring. The Grizzlies came on strong with four additional goals from Lance Henry, Joe Graham, Cale Denison and Nicholas Goettel to tie the game at 5 at the end of the second. Shots during the second period were 19-15 in favour of the Cougars.

Grizzlies goalie Austin McArdie from Macomb Michigan stopped 23 shots from the Cougars as they tried to regain the lead they held in the first period. The Grizzlies managed seven shots on Drew Gregory in the third period to end regulation time in a 5-5 tie. The shots during the third period were 23-7 for the Cougars.

Ryan Vendramin, Captain of the Cougars was able to score the game winner with a pass out front from Mark Tassone. The shots on goal during the overtime period were 7-2 in favour of the Cougars. 

First Period Scoring:

  • Grizzlies – 19:43 – Joe Graham (G), James Koonce (A), Lance Henry (A)
  • Cougars – 18:45 – Max Khull (G), Ryan Vendramin (A), Austin Rowe (A)
  • Cougars – 15:31 – Jake Lewis (G), Anthony Pullicino (A),Kaelan O’Flynn (A)
  • Cougars – 11:06 – Andrew Barbeau (G), Austin Rowe (A), Jason Uhl (A) (PP Goal)
  • Cougars – 2:16 – Jake Lewis (G), Brad Thrower (A), Nathan Curley (A)
  • Cougars – 0:37 – Steven Khull (G), Mark Tassone, Jared Binguis (A)

 Second Period Scoring:

  • Grizzlies – 7:15 – Lance Henry (G), Joe Graham (A), Kenneth Kasper (A)
  • Grizzlies – 6:45 – Joe Graham (G), Donald Wood (A)
  • Grizzlies – 6:09 – Cale Denison (G), Steve Lauro (A)
  • Grizzlies – 2:49 – Nicholas Goettel (G), Eric Woolf (A)

Third Period Scoring:

No Scoring in the third

Overtime Period Scoring:

  • Cougars– 0:19 – Ryan Vendramin (G), Mark Tassone (A), Andrew Barbeau (A)

Penalties Summary:

  • Grizzlies – Brendan Geerts – Too many players on ice
  • Grizzlies – James Koonce – Hooking minor
  • Cougars – Max Khull – Tripping minor
  • Cougars – Ryan Vendramin – Roughing minor
  • Grizzlies – James Koonce – Slashing minor
  • Grizzlies – Joe Graham – Slashing minor
  • Grizzlies – Dalton Genat – Tripping minor
  • Grizzlies – James Koonce – Holding, Unsportsmanlike minors, Misconduct
  • Cougars – Max Khull – Holding minor
  • Cougars – Jared Binguis – Cross Checking minor
  • Cougars – Anthony Pullicino – Misconduct
  • Grizzlies – Lance Henry – Tripping minor
  • Grizzlies – Kenneth Kasper – Roughing minor
  • Cougars – Max Khull – Tripping Minor
  • Cougars – Nathan Curley – Cross Checking, Misconduct 

Shots on Goal:

  • Cougars 71 – Grizzlies 31

Expect more of the same great ACHA action as these teams meet again in two weeks for the Cougar’s home opener at the Rankin Arena. Game times are Friday Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 1 at 2:30 p.m.

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