Cougar midgets blow out Braves


In his team's 10-0 win against the Steamboat Springs Braves, Craig Cougar midget hockey coach, Darin Hickey, wasn't as impressed with a score in the double digits as he was with other aspects.

"I think I'm more impressed with the discipline they showed," he said. "Also Malcom (Hillewaert, goalie) made some great saves to keep it a shut-out as well."

The Cougars scored seven of the nine times that the Braves were in the penalty box to improve on their 7-1 win last week in Craig.

"Everybody was on fire," Hickey said. "When a team is on fire, they are going to score goals, but to keep disciplined and to stay out of the box when you are so fired up is impressive."

Nick Goodenow was the only Cougar to score more than once with two goals. Other scorers for the team were Landon Schwindt, Trey Gorham, Tyler Menge, Brandon Seick, Jacob Pearson, Daniel Kincaid, Brett Lingren and Kevin Oxley.

"We had all four lines score," Hickey said. "By the distribution of goals, you can see it was quite the team effort."

The win improved the Cougars

to 4-0.

"This was in the top five of quality games I've seen this group play," Hickey said. "Malcom stoned Steamboat, we were disciplined and the goals kept coming."

The Cougars will see what they can improve on next Saturday with another game against the Braves at 6:30 p.m. in the Loudy-Simpson

Ice Arena.

David Pressgrove can be reached at 824-7031 or

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