Sault College Cougars Compete against Oakland University Grizzlies

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Sault College Cougars ACHA

November 16th – Sault College Cougars ACHA Division 3 (10-2-1-0) vs. Oakland University Grizzlies ACHA Division 3  (7-4-0-0) 

Cougars clinchd game one of the weekend (5-2). After the second consecutive week ranked at #2 in the North Region of D3 ACHA, the Cougars travelled to the Detroit Skating Centre to face off against the Grizzlies, who are the #6 ranked team.

The Cougars had a strong start to the game with goals from Mark Tassone and Jason Uhl within the first 4 minutes of the game.  The Grizzlies finished the period off with a goal from Eric Woolf at the 1:47 mark.  The shots during the first period were 12-11 for the Cougars.

The second period continued with some great scoring chances by both teams which only resulted in one goal from the Cougar’s captain Ryan Vendramin at the 8:33 mark putting the cougars back to a 2 goal lead.  Shots during the second period were 17-12 in favour of the Cougars.

At the 12:56 mark of the third period Nathan Curley of the Cougars secured their 4th goal of the game.  9 minutes into the period the period, the Cougars received 2 consecutive penalties for tripping and boarding which put them in a 5 on 3 penalty kill.  Austin Rowe was able to rush in for a short-handed goal to put them up 5-1.  Eric Woolf from the Grizzlies managed to add 1 more goal for the Grizzlies with 4:57 left in the game.  The shots during the third period were 12-7 for the Cougars.

First Period Scoring:

  • Cougars – 17:48 – Mark Tassone (G), Unassisted
  • Cougars – 16:52 – Jason Uhl (G), Steven Khull (A), Mark Tassone (A)
  • Grizzlies – 1:47 – Eric Woolf (G), Unassisted

Second Period Scoring:

  • Cougars – 8:33 – Ryan Vendramin (G), Kaelan O’Flynn (A), Anthony Pullicino (A)

Third Period Scoring:

  • Cougars – 12:56 – Nathan Curley (G), Jamie Kamzol (A), Jared Binguis (A)
  • Cougars– 10:14 – Austin Rowe (G), Andrew Barbeau (A), Kaelan O’Flynn (A) (SH)
  • Grizzlies – 4:57 – Eric Woolf (G), Cody Denison (A)

Penalties Summary (Cougars double up Grizzlies in penalties):

  • Grizzlies – Dylan Najar – Hooking minor
  • Cougars – Nathan Curley – Too many players on ice
  • Cougars – Mark Tassone – Holding minor
  • Cougars – Anthony Pullicino – Roughing minor
  • Cougars – Anthony Pullicino – Holding minor
  • Grizzlies – Eric Woolf – Holding Minor
  • Cougars – Jason Uhl – Roughing Minor
  • Cougars – Jason Uhl – Tripping Minor
  • Grizzlies – Richie Metz – Boarding Minor
  • Grizzlies – James Koonce – Roughing Minor
  • Cougars – Steven Khull – Boarding Minor
  • Cougars – Max Khull – Roughing Minor

Shots on Goal: Cougars 41 – Grizzlies 30

November 17, 2018 – Sault College Cougars ACHA Division 3 (11-2-1-0) vs. Oakland University Grizzlies ACHA Division 3  (7-5-0-0)

Cougars held on to win 6-5 in overtime in game 2. The Grizzlies struck first with a goal by Joe Graham in the first 17 seconds of the game.  The Cougars came at the Grizzlies hard by scoring 5 consecutive goals from Max Khull, Jake Lewis (2), Andrew Barbeau and Steven Khull.  Both teams were given power play opportunities but only Andrew Barbeau was able to capitalize with a goal. The shots during the first period were 22-7 for the Cougars.

The second period continued with some great scoring chances by both teams which resulted in another period of one sided scoring.  The Grizzlies came on strong with 4 additional goals from Lance Henry, Joe Graham, Cale Denison and Nicholas Goettel to tie the game at 5 at the end of the second. Shots during the second period were 19-15 in favour of the Cougars.

Grizzlies goalie Austin McArdie from Macomb Michigan stopped 23 shots from the Cougars as they tried to regain the lead they held in the first period.  The Grizzlies managed 7 shots on Drew Gregory in the third period to end regulation time in a 5-5 tie.  The shots during the third period were 23-7 for the Cougars.

Ryan Vendramin, Captain of the Cougars was able to score the game winner with a pass out front from Mark Tassone.  The shots on goal during the overtime period were 7-2 in favour of the Cougars.

First Period Scoring:

  • Grizzlies – 19:43 – Joe Graham (G), James Koonce (A), Lance Henry (A)
  • Cougars – 18:45 – Max Khull (G), Ryan Vendramin (A), Austin Rowe (A)
  • Cougars – 15:31 – Jake Lewis (G), Anthony Pullicino (A),Kaelan O’Flynn (A)
  • Cougars – 11:06 – Andrew Barbeau (G), Austin Rowe (A), Jason Uhl (A) (PP Goal)
  • Cougars – 2:16 – Jake Lewis (G), Brad Thrower (A), Nathan Curley (A)
  • Cougars – 0:37 – Steven Khull (G), Mark Tassone, Jared Binguis (A)

Second Period Scoring:

  • Grizzlies – 7:15 – Lance Henry (G), Joe Graham (A), Kenneth Kasper (A)
  • Grizzlies – 6:45 – Joe Graham (G), Donald Wood (A)
  • Grizzlies – 6:09 – Cale Denison (G), Steve Lauro (A)
  • Grizzlies – 2:49 – Nicholas Goettel (G), Eric Woolf (A)

Third Period Scoring: No Scoring in the third

Overtime Period Scoring: Cougars– 0:19 – Ryan Vendramin (G), Mark Tassone (A), Andrew Barbeau (A)

Penalties Summary:

  • Grizzlies – Brendan Geerts – Too many players on ice
  • Grizzlies – James Koonce – Hooking minor
  • Cougars – Max Khull – Tripping minor
  • Cougars – Ryan Vendramin – Roughing minor
  • Grizzlies – James Koonce – Slashing minor
  • Grizzlies – Joe Graham – Slashing minor
  • Grizzlies – Dalton Genat – Tripping minor
  • Grizzlies – James Koonce – Holding, Unsportsmanlike minors, Misconduct
  • Cougars – Max Khull – Holding minor
  • Cougars – Jared Binguis – Cross Checking minor
  • Cougars – Anthony Pullicino – Misconduct
  • Grizzlies – Lance Henry – Tripping minor
  • Grizzlies – Kenneth Kasper – Roughing minor
  • Cougars – Max Khull – Tripping Minor
  • Cougars – Nathan Curley – Cross Checking, Misconduct

Shots on Goal: Cougars 71 – Grizzlies 31

Expect more of the same great ACHA action as these teams meet again in 2 weeks for the Cougar’s home opener at the Rankin Arena.  Game times are Friday November 30th at 7:30pm and Saturday December 1st at 2:30pm.

Source: Sault College Athletics.  www.saultcougars.ca