The Mount Royal Cougars went into the game against the University of Calgary Dinos on Oct. 30 having won three of their last four outings, but the Cougars’ strong play early on was no match for the U of C’s third-period comeback. 

Cougars break out of their own zone early in the first period. PHOTO: Zachary Weil

The game as a whole was a fantastic display of skill from both teams but the Dinos narrowly beat the Cougars by scoring four goals in the third period, just edging out their opponents by a score of 7 -6. 

With less than three minutes left in a tie-game, Dinos forward and former Toronto Maple Leafs third-round pick, Riley Stotts scored on a shorthanded break, putting the final nail in the Cougars coffin.

MRU Defenseman absorbs a hit from a U of C forward. PHOTO: Zachary Weil

However, for the Cougars, there are still some positive takeaways. One of the big highlights for the cougars was a play by Riley Sims. Sims came into the game cold when the Dinos were pouring on offence and faced numerous high-quality chances. Sims gave the Cougars every opportunity he possibly could to regain control of the game. 

Another positive for the Cougars was the four-point performance from Nolan Yaremko. He was all over the ice and should be able to build on this performance as the Cougars take on the MacEwan Griffins on Nov. 12 and The University of Alberta Golden Bears on Nov. 13.

Live reaction

Calgary Journal reporter Zach Weil tweeted his reaction in real-time from the Calgary Flames Community Arenas.

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