(ISN) – The Cariboo Cougars will play for the title at the Mac’s AAA Midget Hockey Tournament tomorrow, after a thrilling overtime victory over the Calgary Buffaloes.
The Cats held a pair of 2 goal leads in the third period, but the Buffaloes battled back each time, tying it with just 25 seconds remaining in regulation time to send it into the sudden victory overtime period. At about the four minute mark of that extra frame, Justin Almeida scored his second goal of the game to punch the Cats ticket into the final. Almeida’s goal was his second of the game – both Almeida and Austin Grey had a pair for the Cariboo Cougars, with Darren Hards potting the other Cats goal. Griffen Outhouse was outstanding in his second win of the day, making several spectacular saves in preserving the win for the Cougars.
The Cougars opponent in tomorrow’s finale will be the Regina Pat Canadians, who beat the Vancouver Northwest Giants in Double Overtime to advance to the ultimate game of the event. There are several options to watch tomorrow’s final – Shaw TV will have the game in High Def on Channel 303, in Standard Def on your local Shaw TV Channel, and also offers an SD webcast of the event (http://new.livestream.com/shawtvcalgary). Game time in Prince George is 3:00pm PST.