Burlington Cougars kick off preseason with 5-2 win over Brantford
Published September 13, 2021 at 12:22 pm
The Burlington Cougars kicked off their Ontario Junior A Hockey League preseason with a 6-4 win over the visiting Brantford 99ers last Friday.
The game marked the return to the ice for many players after missing last season due to the COVID-19 layoff.
The game got off to a fast start with five goals in the first period, but Burlington emerged trailing 3-2. Joseph Nikac tallied the Cougars’ first marker of the season and Nathan Philips netted the second.
Brantford jumped out to a 4-2 lead in the second, but the Cougars roared back with three unanswered. Nathan Duplessis, Ethan Flintoff and Noah Reinhart all scored for Burlington.
The third period turned into a defensive struggle before Isaac Faccio sealed the win with an empty netter.
The Cougars host the Collingwood Blues today (Tuesday) at 2:30 p.m. at Central Arena before hosting Mississauga Friday at 7:30 p.m.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies