Cats lose close one

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by Allan Bristowe

March 7, 2014 (ISN) – The Valley West Hawks scored three times in the third period to earn a come-from-behind 4-3 win over the Cariboo Cougars on Friday night in the first game of a best-of-three BC Major Midget League quarter-final series.

Riley Pettit and Bryan Allbee in the second and Chase Dubois in the third gave the Cougars a 3-1 lead with less than 16 minutes to play, but the Hawks stormed back for the win in Langley.

Davis Koch scored twice for the Hawks, once in the first to open the scoring and once with seven minutes to play to start the come back. Ty Westgard tied it up with less than three minutes to play and Matt Bradley scored the winner with 31 seconds to play.

Lane Delfs made 42 saves for the Cougars, while Kyle Cheema stopped 27 pucks for the Hawks.

The two teams play again on Saturday in Game 2, a must-win game for the Cougars as they look to keep their season alive.

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