The Cariboo Cougars scored all their goals in the first period on the way to a 3-1 win against the Greater Vancouver Canadians on Sunday in Richmond.
The Cougars, who completed a weekend sweep of the Canadians in a B.C. Hockey Major Midget League doubleheader, got Sunday goals from Carter Yarish, Brennan Bott and Devan Minard. Yarish’s goal was his fifth in three games and team-leading ninth in 10 outings.
Gavin Bains scored the lone goal for the Canadians in the middle period.
In the nets, Cariboo goaltender Jordan Fairlie picked up his fifth win in six starts and lowered his goals-against average to 2.49. Justin Wagner took the loss for the Canadians.
The Cougars defeated the Canadians 1-0 on Saturday. Fairlie, a 16-year-old from Fort St. John, earned his first BCHMML shutout in that game and Yarish connected for the only goal.
On the season, the Cougars improved to 8-1-0-1 and the Canadians slipped to 2-9-0-1.
The Cats will now start preparing for home games this coming weekend against the league-leading Okanagan Rockets (11-0-0-1). The Cougars and Rockets will clash on Saturday and Sunday at Kin 1. Start times are 4:30 p.m. and 10:30 a.m. respectively.
Brady McIsaac had a hat trick for the Cariboo Cougars in a 7-3 win against the Greater Vancouver Canadians on Sunday at Kin 2. The victory was the sixth consecutive for the Cats, who skate in the B.C. Hockey Minor Midget League.
The Cougars were up 1-0 after Sunday’s first period, the goal by Benjamin Sullivan. McIsaac notched his first of the game just 34 seconds into the middle frame while his team was on a power play. That started a barrage of goals in the period as the Cats went on to outscore the Canadians 5-2 in those 20 minutes. Caleb Poitras, Dawson Davis, Scott Cousins and McIsaac (on a power play) added to the Cariboo total while Lukas Tokic and Timothy Kim responded for the visitors. Kim’s goal was a power-play marker.
McIsaac completed his hat trick early in the third period and Aidan Zachary Teixeira answered for the Canadians in the final five minutes of the game. Things got rough with 5:53 left on the clock and, as a result, the teams were assessed three misconducts each. Tokic took another misconduct seconds later.
The Cougars outshot the Canadians 32-26.
Jasper Tait was the winning goaltender and Dylan Lowe took the loss.
The Cougars beat the Canadians 6-3 on Saturday.
The Cats elevated their record to 6-2-0-0 and the Canadians fell to 2-8-0-0.
The Cougars will be in Richmond next weekend for games against the Valley West Giants.
In a B.C. Hockey Female Midget Triple-A League weekend series in Kelowna, the Capitals beat the Thompson Okanagan Lakers 4-1 on Friday and 3-1 on Saturday before the teams skated to a 1-1 tie on Sunday.
In Sunday’s capper, Hailey Armstrong scored in the first period for the Northern Capitals and they maintained a 1-0 lead for most of the game. But, with just 51 seconds left in the third period, Emma Elders came up with the equalizer for the Lakers.
Tessa Sturgeon (Capitals) and Kristi Vassberg (Lakers) were the goaltenders of record.
In Saturday’s win for the Northern Capitals, Brette Kerley, Paige Outhouse and Armstrong staked the Caps to a 3-0 lead before Skylar Blattner got the Lakers on the board midway through the third period while her team was on a power play. Kerley and Outhouse scored in the second period and Armstrong extended the lead with a power-play marker at 5:27 of the third.
Cadence Petitclerc-Crosby was the winning goalie for the Northern Capitals and Chelsea West was on the losing end.
In Friday’s series-opener, the Capitals were ahead 2-1 after the first period and tacked on single goals in the second and third. Brooklyn Hutchings (on a power play) and Kerley gave the Caps the early lead but Aspen Cooper cut it in half before the first period was done. Pyper Alexander gave the Capitals some breathing room in the second period and Outhouse completed the scoring five minutes into the third.
In the nets, Sturgeon got the win and Vassberg took the loss.
With the results, the Northern Capitals moved to 4-5-1-0 this season. The Lakers are now 1-5-1.
The Capitals don’t have another league game until Nov. 22 when they open a three-game series against the host Fraser Valley Rush.