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Queens Midget A Cougars defeat Sackville Flyers 4-3


BEDFORD - The Queens County Cougars Midget A hockey club scored three unanswered goals in the third period to defeat the Sackville Flyers 4-3 in a fast paced exhibition game Oct. 3.

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It was the club’s fifth win in six starts this season.

The Flyers got off to quick start at the BMO Center in Bedford, jumping out to a 2-0 lead early in the first period. The Cougars eventually found their skating legs and settled down as the two teams exchanged scoring chances and some big hits over the first two periods.

The Flyers maintained a 3 -1 lead deep into the third period.  The Cougars had several close scoring opportunities but were turned away by the steady play of the Flyer’s netminder. With a sustained pressure in the Flyer zone late in the third period, James Wilcox brought the Cougars within one, scoring his second tally of the contest from a shot in the low slot.  

First year right-winger, Aaron Wilcox, scored the tying goal off a rush while the Cougars were killing a penalty with two minutes left to go in the contest.

With only seconds to go in the third, Nick Labour’s shot from the wing was stopped, but the rebound was buried by Jack Dunlop with less than a one second to play.  A jubilant Cougar team poured from the bench at the final buzzer to celebrate the come from behind victory.

Queen’s Midget A Cougars play in the Southern Division of Nova Scotia Mainland Hockey League.  The league gets underway this month and should provide some very entertaining hockey at Queens Place Emera Center this season.

This year’s club opened the year edging the Halifax Hawks 2-1 in their first match and have gone on to defeat Truro, West Hants, and Sackville twice in other exhibition games. The Cougars lost a close 6-5 gamed to Acadia Axemen earlier this month in Canning.

If you go: The club looks forward to seeing hockey fans come out to cheer them on this season. All games are posted on the QCMHA website. Next home game is against the Antigonish Bulldogs on Nov. 14 at 7:15 p.m. at Queens Place Emera Center.

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