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Prince George Cougars win over Vancouver Giants 5-1

The Prince George Cougars(4-5-0-0) got back in the win column, with a 5-1 victory over the Vancouver Giants on Friday night at the Langley Events Centre. The Cougars exploded for three goals in the opening period.
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Prince George Cougars pounce on Vancouver Giants for 5-1 win Friday night at Langley Events Centre.

The Prince George Cougars(4-5-0-0) got back in the win column, with a 5-1 victory over the Vancouver Giants on Friday night at the Langley Events Centre.

The Cougars exploded for three goals in the opening period.

It started with a scramble in front of the goal and Chase Wheatcroft was able to pot it home to give the Cougars the lead at 6:32. A few minutes later, on a Prince George power-play, Ethan Samson whistled a wrist shot glove side on Brett Mirwald to make it 2-0 Cougars.

Just over four minutes later, Koehn Ziemmer was able to add to the lead, scoring his team leading sixth of the season. The Cougars got two massive stops from Tyler Brennan early in the second period to keep the game at 3-0 in favour of the Cougars.

Carlin Dezainde registered his first of the season, with a screaming wrist shot past the glove side of Mirwald to make it 4-0.

In the third, Samson was able to add to the lead, scoring his second of the night on the power-play to make it 5-0. The Giants were able to get one back, but it was too little too late as the Cougars cruised to a 5-1 victory.

GAME NOTES

-Combined with this season and the 2021-22 season, in his last 8 games in Vancouver, Ethan Samson has recorded 11 points which includes six goals, three assists, and three game winners.

-The Cougars snap their three-game losing skid

GAME SUMMARY

Scoring Cougars: Wheatcroft, Samson (2), Ziemmer, Dezainde

Giants: Ostapchuk

Goaltending

Cougars: Tyler Brennan 60:00(W), (1 GA, 21 Saves)

Giants: Brett Mirwald(L), 60:00 (5 GA, 29 Saves)

Power-Play

Cougars:2/4

Giants:0/2

Shots

Cougars: 34

Giants: 22

Three Stars:

1. PG: Ethan Samson (2-0-2)

2. PG: Chase Wheatcroft (1-1-2)

3. VAN: Ty Halaburda (0-1-1)

Next game is Saturday, October 22 vs. the Kamloops Blazers at 7 p.m. at the Sandman Centre.

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