Season Ends In Silver For Cariboo Cougars
Vancouver North East Chiefs capture the 2014-15 League Championship photo tweeted by @BCHockey_MML
Prince George, BC – It was a hard-fought affair in Kin One this afternoon, as the Prince George Cougars fell 6-4 to the Vancouver North East Chiefs, to finish the season in second place.
The Chiefs managed a 5-3 win in last night’s opener of the BC Major Midget League Championship series, meaning this afternoon’s victory gave them a sweep of the best-of-three and the title of League Champs for the 2014-15 season.
But Prince George did not go down without a fight. The Cougars actually outshot Vancouver 40-30. The first period saw end-to-end action with the two teams exchanging several scoring chances and some big hits, but, when the dust had settled, the Chiefs were up 3-2. Matthew Davis had a pair of goals and Caleb Fantillo scored on a breakaway for Vancouver. Joel Patsey and Mitchell Williams answered for the Cougars.
The Chiefs were up 5-3 after 40-minutes of play. A great goal from Steven Jandric cut that lead to one early in the third, but the Chiefs’ Fantillo scored his second of the game shortly thereafter to nail down the 6-4 final score…and the Cariboo Cougars’ season drew to a close.
But the team has much to be proud of – in addition to today’s silver medals, the Cougars won the Mac’s Midget AAA World Invitational Tournament in Calgary at the start of the year, with a thrilling 2-1 double overtime victory over the Regina Pat Canadians.