The Sault College Cougars men’s hockey team kicked off their 2018-2019 regular season over the weekend as they were in Big Rapids, Michigan to take on the Ferris State Bulldogs.
The Cougars, who played a two-game road series against the Bulldogs, opened up their season with a 7-2 victory on Friday, followed by a 10-4 victory on Saturday.
Cougars captain Ryan Vendramin (2g 1a) and first year forward Max Khull (1g 2a) had three points each in Friday’s win while Bryceton Lalonde also had a multi point game with a goal and an assist.
Steven Khull, Nicholas Nigro and Andrew Barbeau (game winner) had the other goals for the Cougars.
Sooite Mark Tassone and Sioux Lookout, Ontario native Armand Jared Binguis had a pair of assists each for the Cougars while Andrew Trowbridge, Anthony Pullicino and Jamie Kamzol all chipped in with one assist each.
Zachary Swanson and Curtis Sharman had a goal each for the Bulldogs while Matthew Medonis, Daniel Davis, Bryce Rogerd and Nathan Rieman all had one assist each.
Goaltender Brian Kment made 26 saves for his first win as a member of the Cougars.
In Saturday’s 10-4 win over Ferris State, Cougars captain Ryan Vendramin led the way offensively with two goals and four helpers while first year forward Steven Khull also had a big game, scoring twice and setting up two others.
Mark Tassone found the back of the net twice for the Cougars while Andrew Trowbridge and Brad Thrower had a goal and an assist each.
Nathan Curley and Andrew Barbeau (game winner) had the other goals for the Cougars.
Cougars defenceman Andrew Barbeau also finished the weekend with back to back game winning goals.
Kaelan O’Flynn and Max Khull chipped in with two assists each for the Cougars while Anthony Pullicino and Nicholas Nigro set up one goal each.
Nicholas Paarlberg and Nathan Rieman had a goal and an assist each for the Bulldogs while Zachary Swanson and Ethan Peitz had a goal each.
Bulldogs defenceman Daniel Davis had a multi point game with a pair of assists while Matthew Medonis and Cameron Nadell had one assist each.
Cougars goaltender Drew Gregory made 17 saves for the victory.
The 2-0 Cougars will now be in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Friday to take on Davenport University.