The hot Collingwood Blues rolled into town on Friday night. Collingwood came into Burlington riding a four game winning streak, while the Cougars had won three of their last four.
The teams traded goals in the opening period. Former Cougar Ayden Dooley opened the scoring for Collingwood. Former Collingwood Colt Matthew Zebedee responded for Burlington just 1:11 afterwards, tying the game 1-1.
Early in the second period, Collingwood and Burlington traded goals again. Jack LaVille scored for the Blues before Cougars forward Jamie Langill redirected a shot, tying the game 2-2 just 1:26 after Collingwood regained the lead.
A late second period tally from Cougars Jack Richard gave Burlington the lead late in the second. Jack’s 16th goal of the campaign ended up being the game winner.
“We stuck through it and we played a great three periods,’ said Jack Richard. “It was a great game by everyone”.
Goaltender Kyle Metson made 29 saves in the Burlington 3-2 victory.
On Sunday the Cougars visited the Milton Memorial Arena to take on the Menace in a west division showdown.
Milton scored five times en route to their perfect 3-for-3 weekend. Newly acquired goaltender Ryan Dugas made his home debut for the Menace, defeating Burlington 5-1. Cougars forward Josh Belgrave put up the lone Burlington marker.
Up next, the Cougars get settled for a pair of big west divisional matches next weekend. First, Burlington will host the Oakville Blades for Pink in the Rink night. For the third time this season, the Cougars will face off with the Georgetown Raiders on Saturday. Each team has a win to date with the road team winning in each meeting.
Written by Phil Edmunds