July 21st, 2024

Cougars edge Hurricanes

By Lethbridge Herald on November 24, 2023.

By Justin Seward

Lethbridge Herald

Two late goals propelled the Prince George Cougars to a 6-4 win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Friday night in Prince George.

The loss concludes the Hurricanes B.C. road trip in which they had a record of 3-2 on.

It was just 2:21 into the first period that the Canes’ Elias Knoester wristed one over the shoulder of Cougars goalie and Coaldale product Ty Young to give Lethbridge the early lead.

Koehn Ziemmer replied for the Cougars just 2:02 later to tie the game up.

Miguel Marques, a Prince George product, tipped the puck  past the pad of Young at the 12:39 mark of the first period to give Lethbridge a 2-1 lead.

It was a short time later the Cougars tied the game 2-2, as Riley Heidt scored his 10th of the season at 16:27 of the first period.

Heidt gave the Cougars their first lead of the game just 46 seconds into the second period with his second of the night.

The Hurricanes’ Joe Arntsen scored back-to-back goals  at 8:20 and 12:43 respectively of the second period  to give the Canes a 4-3.

The Cougars’ Zac Funk tied the game on the powerplay at 14:26 of the second.

Funk scored again on the powerplay at 13:36 of the third to pull the Cougars ahead, while Ziemmer scored his second of the game at 15:45 of the third.

The Hurricanes will be back on home ice when they host the Calgary Hitmen on Wednesday night at the Enmax Centre at  7 p.m.

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