Winterhawks Put Cougars on Brink of Elimination
Prince George, B.C. – A sell-out crowd of 5,822 fans at CN Centre saw the Portland Winterhawks beat the Prince George Cougars 5-3 to take a 3-2 lead in their first round series tonight.
The Cougars scored early – just 1:09 into the first – on Jared Bethune’s second of the playoffs.
But Winterhawk goalie Cole Kehler stole the show from there stopping 48 of 51 shots the rest of the way.
Ryan Hughes scored the winner at 14:22 into the third to secure the victory.
Final shots were 51-28 for Prince George with Ty Edmonds taking the loss. Game 6 goes Monday in Portland.
We’ll have a full recap tomorrow morning.