The Burlington Cougars picked up six points this weekend coming off three road wins pushing the win streak to eight.
Cougars started things off in Aurora on Friday in a battle of the cats as the two clubs clawed for two points. Burlington got the scoring started just 22 seconds in to the game off the stick of Thomas Lenart. Burlington found themselves trailing 3-2 late in the third period until the Cougars capitalized on a too many men called against the Tigers, tying the game 3-3. Captain Jack Richard put Burlington back in front with just 84 seconds remaining, giving the Cougars the 4-3 win. Goaltender Zach Dietz made 25 saves.
“It was a great start to the weekend,” said Richard. “The second period was a little rough but we were able to come back in the third.”
Saturday the Cougars travelled to Stouffville. Burlington got off to another quick start with goals from Keegan DeCaluwe, Eric Bertelsen and Jack Richard in the opening period. The Cougars would go on to tally up seven goals on route to a 7-2 win. Zach Dietz made 20 saves.
“Boys are feeling great,” said DeCaluwe. “It’s a lot of work to get to seven games in a row.”
A 6-3 win Sunday afternoon in Brantford made it eight straight for Burlington. Eric Bertelsen scored just eight seconds into the contest. Bertelsen collected seven points over the weekend, while linemate Thomas Lenart had nine. Lenart leads Burlington in scoring with 31 points in 17 games.
“We just started up a few games ago,” said Bertelsen when asked about his line mates. “We’ve just had some instant chemistry.” Bertelsen and Lenart are joined with Ethan Walker on the left wing.
Burlington has moved into second spot in the North-West Conference, a point ahead of the Collingwood Blues who have four games in hand. The Cougars will look to keep momentum going into next weekend. Burlington will host St. Michael’s on Friday before travelling to Trenton on Sunday.