The Cougars Weekend Recap

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Sault College Cougars Women's Basketball

MEN’S HOCKEY

GAME 1: SAULT COUGARS vs MICHIGAN TECH HUSKIES

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – After a two game series in Michigan last weekend it was the Cougars turn to host Michigan Tech over the past weekend. The Cougars would get out to a quick two goal lead by goals from Max Khull and Bradley Thrower before Michigan Tech would answer back. The Cougars would strike once more before the end of the period to make it a 3-1 lead in favor of Sault College.

 

The Cougars would heat up right from the 2nd period puck drop with four points from Max Khull and two goals from Austin Rowe that would help the Cougars score six times total in the period to get a commanding lead over the Huskies. The Cougars would add a couple more in the 3rd to beat the Michigan Tech Huskies 11-2.

Cougars Scoring: Max Khull (3G, 3A), Ryan Vendramin (1G, 4A), Austin Rowe (2G, 2A).

GAME 2: SAULT COUGARS vs MICHIGAN TECH HUSKIES

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – The Cougars would carry over their momentum from game one to game two Saturday night. Ryan Vendramin and Mark Tassone would do most of the damage during the contest with Vendramin scoring a four goals and tallying two assists while Tassone scored three and assisted two. The Cougars would score five times, from five different players in the 1st to go into the intermission up 5-1.

The 2nd period was no different than the 1st with the Cougars filling the net again this time with six as they would extend their lead to 11-2 at the end of the frame.

Mitchell Devins-Cann, Austin Rowe, Max Khull and Bradley Thrower also had notable performances with at least 3 points each as the Cougars offense was out in full force for the entirety of the game. Newcomer Owen Shier would also add a goal in the final frame and the Cougars would end with another convincing victory 15-2.

Cougars Scoring: Ryan Vendramin (4G, 2A), Austin Rowe (2G, 3A), Mitchell Devin-Cann (4A), Mark Tassone (3G, 2A), Max Khull (3A).

WOMEN’S HOCKEY

GAME 1: SAULT COUGARS vs LAKEHEAD THUNDERWOLVES

THUNDER BAY, ON – The Cougars were locked in a defensive battle in the first two periods of the game holding Lakehead to two goals with some stellar play by goalie Jennifer King. The Cougars also ran into a solid performance by Lakehead goalie Jessie Pettinger who would turn away every Sault shot. The floodgates would open in the 3rd period when the Cougars allowed three goals and would end the game with a 5-0 loss.

GAME 2: SAULT COUGARS vs LAKEHEAD THUNDERWOLVES

THUNDER BAY, ON – The Cougars would turn to Katrina Simon between the pipes for the Sault’s second game against Lakehead over the weekend. The Cougars would open the scoring with a goal from Mackenzie Monico and would hold the early lead. Lakehead would strike before the end of the period to tie the game at 1-1.

Lakehead would flex their offence prowess in the 3rd period scoring four unanswered goals behind another strong goalie performance from Jessie Pettinger sending the Cougars to a 5-1 loss in their second game against Lakehead.

Cougars Scoring: Mackenzie Monico (1G), Coleen O’Neill (1A).

GAME 3: SAULT COUGARS vs ASSINIBOINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

THUNDER BAY, ON – The Cougars wrapped up the weekend against Assiniboine Community College. Assiniboine would strike twice in the first period to hold the lead over the Cougars at the mid-point of the period. Assiniboine would continue to pepper Sault goalie Jennifer King and would get 3 more past her by the end of the game. Rachel Barban would add a goal assisted by Kaitlyn Lambert-Mousseau but Assiniboine would skate away with the 4-1 win.

Cougars Scoring: Rachel Barban (1G), Kaitlyn Lambert-Mousseau (1A).

MEN’S BASKETBALL

GAME 1: SAULT COUGARS vs SHERIDAN BRUINS

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – The Cougars were back in action playing the Sheridan Bruins on Saturday night pushing hard for a win. It was a slow start out of the gate for the Cougars as Sheridan would come out firing and getting up to a 13-3 lead from the jump thanks to some sharpshooting from Romar Subban in the form of a couple three points shots. The Cougars would fight back at the five-minute mark of the 1st quarter with four of five starters contributing on the scoreboard and Kevon Clarke and Jaylyne Moore-Tucker pulling in 9 rebounds in the frame. Despite the good five-minute stretch the Cougars would find themselves down 20-16 at the end of the quarter.

The Cougars kept their first quarter pace up in the second with Stephen Miller leading the charge filling the bucket with 8 points and adding 3 assists. Despite that pace the Bruins would go on to shoot 50% from the field in the quarter including 26 points from the starting line up to go up 56-36 at the half.

The Cougars came out in the 3rd quarter ready to play with another efficient frame from the starters. As was the case for a majority of the evening the Bruins were led by their dynamic duo of Romar Subban and Nick Campbell, and they would keep the frame even with 21 points apiece, maintaining their 20-point lead.

The Bruins bench would take over in the final frame and not look back as Sheridan would outscore the Sault 23-14 to solidify the victory and take game one.

Cougars Scoring: Stephen Miller (14 points, 10 assists, 8 rebounds), Tristen Kamal (14 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks), Kevon Clarke (8 points, 20 rebounds, 2 blocks).

GAME 2: SAULT COUGARS vs SHERIDAN BRUINS

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – The Cougars came out ready to play right from the jump in game two. The two teams traded baskets with Romar Subban and Nick Miller doing most of the damage for Sheridan and Jaylyne Moore-Tucker, Kevon Clarke, and Tristen Kamal shouldering the load for the Cougars. They would fight to a 12-12 draw half way through the 1st quarter, but the Bruins would pick up the pace and go on a run to find themselves up 23-14 at the end of the quarter.

After the push from Sheridan at the end of the 1st, the Cougars answered with a push of their own to begin the 2nd. The starters would step up their game in the quarter with Simon Wal adding 5 points and Stephen Miller stepping up again with 5 points in 10 solid minutes of work. The Cougars would outscore the Bruins 22-20 in the frame to go into the half down 43-36.

The 3rd quarter was another closely contested 10 minutes. Simon Wal upped his 2nd quarter performance with an additional 11 points and Stephen Miller scored another 5 to keep the Cougars within striking distance still down 71-61.

Only down 10 points in the final frame the Bruins stepped on that gas and wouldn’t look back shooting 53% from the field for 30 points in the final ten minutes to take the game with a final of 101-74.

Cougars Scoring: Jaylyne Moore-Tucker (24 points, 12 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block), Simon Wal (16 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists), Stephen Miller (10 points, 10 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 block).

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

GAME 1: SAULT COUGARS vs SHERIDAN BRUINS

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – The Cougars were looking to improve upon their performance from last weekend’s game against Redeemer, this time taking on the Sheridan Bruins. The Bruins came out to a solid start holding the Cougars offence to just 5 points in the quarter while scoring 17 of their own. Skylar Toms and Andrea Gorman added the points for the Cougars in the frame.

The Sheridan defense would continue to stifle the Cougar offence for the remainder of the game, and the Bruins would continue to knock down most of their shots to end the game with a 90-14 win in the first game of the weekend series.

Cougars Scoring: Skylar Toms (6 points, 6 rebounds, 3 blocks, 1 steal), Andrea Gorman (5 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal), Clara Yanchuk (3 points, 8 rebounds, 1 steal).

GAME 2: SAULT COUGARS vs SHERIDAN BRUINS

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – The Cougars were looking to put a tough loss behind them in game two, which is exactly what they did. They kept pace with the Bruins for the 1st quarter with the starting lineup spreading the ball around effectively in the frame with every starter contributing. The Cougars would end the quarter down 18-15 and holding the Sheridan offence in check.

The 2nd quarter had the Bruins offence crack the Cougars defense with Laura Jarekas and Ashley McDonald doing most of the damage for Sheridan. Skylar Toms led the Cougars scoring in the 2nd quarter with 4 points followed closely by 3 points from Jayme Meser. After the dust settled in the 2nd they would find themselves down 37-25.

The Cougars tried to lock down defensively but could not contain Laura Jarekas (9 points) and Jaedyn Dunkley (11 points) in the quarter. Taylor Elliott would be a big defensive presence with 4 rebounds and a steal but the Cougars could only muster 8 points and were still down 59-33.

The Cougars offence woke up in the final quarter with a big 11 points from Skylar Toms and a 3 point shot by Taylor Elliott. Emma Fillion and Taylor Elliott had 3 rebounds apiece but it was too late for a comeback as the Bruins would walk away from Sault College with a 77-49 win.

Cougars Scoring: Skylar Toms (21 points, 7 rebounds, 5 steals, 1 block), Taylor Elliott (11 points, 12 rebounds, 2 steals), Jayme Meser (6 points, 7 rebounds, 5 steals).

CURLING:

Both Curling teams performed well over the weekend against university competition as they continued to tune up their play in preparation for the upcoming OCAA Provincials.

MENS CURLING:

GAME 1: SAULT COUGARS vs OTTAWA U GEE-GEES (6-5 Win)

GAME 2: SAULT COUGARS vs UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO VARSITY BLUES (3-1 Loss)

GAME 3: SAULT COUGARS vs WILFRID LAURIER GOLDEN HAWKS (Loss)

GAME 4: SAULT COUGARS vs McMASTER MAURADERS (6-5 Win)

WOMENS CURLING:

GAME 1: SAULT COUGARS vs GUELPH JV GRYPHONS (6-4 Win)

GAME 2: SAULT COUGARS vs OTTAWA U GEE-GEES (8-5)

GAME 3: SAULT COUGARS vs WILFRID LAURIER GOLDEN HAWKS (Loss)

GAME 4: SAULT COUGARS vs BROCK U BADGERS (Win)

Freshii Athletes of the Week:

Stephen Miller (Men’s Basketball): Miller had two double-doubles over the weekend in which he was very effective in both scoring and moving the ball around. Game 1: (14 points, 10 assists, 8 rebounds) Game 2: (10 points, 10 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 block).

Jenelle Manitowabi (Women’s Hockey): Manitowabi’s performance in last Monday’s game against the University of Michigan Dearborn in which the Cougars won a thrilling 6-5 game against the top ranked Wolverines has earned her athlete of the week honors.