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Rylan Metcalf scored what would be the game winner 14:45 into the second period as the Carman Cougars handed the Morden Thunder their first regulation loss 4-3.

"I didn't really aim, I just made a random move and it went in," said Metcalf.

The Cougars jumped out to a 2-0 lead after first period. Eric Klassen, recorded his first of two on the night and Layne Simonson went post and in for the visiting Cougars. 

In the middle frame the Thunder got to work and tied the game up with Spencer Norrie banging home a rebound infront of the Carman net and Evan Wuerch finding the twine for his first in the game. Roughly a minute after Morden knotted the game up at two goals a piece Klassen beat Thunder net-minder Owen Domitruk, who made 31 saves in the loss, for his second and to restore the Cougars lead. Then with roughly five minutes left in the second Metcalf scored the eventual game winner to propel Carman over the now 11-1-0-1 Thunder.

Morden put forward a tremendous push late in the game to bring themselves within one which they did with 2:29 left in the third. Wuerch beat Cougars goaltender low glove side to bring his team within one. 

"A bounce or two off the stick there in the final two minutes there it could've been a tie game there," said Thunder head coach Tyler Sloan. "We kind of dug ourselves a hole and have to try and stop doing that and hopefully come out on the other side of things the next time we play these gus."

Alex Clemis turned away 27 shots in the vicotry for Carman. 

Up next for the Cougars is the Mavericks in Morris Friday night, while the Thunder are off until Wednesday when they host the Northlands Parkway Collegiate Nighthawks.

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Wednesday, January 18th

South Central Athletic Conference
High School Basketball
Varsity Girls
St. Norbert 49 Northlands Parkway 27
Varsity Boys
St. Norbert 55 Northlands Parkway 48

Zone 4 High School Hockey League
Carman 4 Morris 3 (OT)
Miller 9 Prairie Mountain 4
Northlands Parkway 8 Pembina 5

Portage 4 OCN 2

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Wpg Wild 7 Interlake 0
Eastman 5 Wpg Thrashers 1
Brandon 3 Southwest 1

Texas 4 Manitoba 3

Winnipeg 6 Arizona 3
Pittsburgh 4 Montreal 1
Detroit 6 Boston 5 (SO)
Florida at Edmonton, 8:30 p.m.
San Jose at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.

Philadelphia 94 Toronto 89
Washington 104 Memphis 101
Charlotte 107 Portland 85
New York 117 Boston 106
New Orleans 118 Orlando 98
Detroit 118 Atlanta 95
Houston 111 Milwaukee 92
Oklahoma City at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.
Indiana at Sacramento, 9:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 19th

Carman at Portage, 8 p.m.

Pembina Valley vs Central Plains
@ Morden, 8 p.m.

Dauphin at Wayway, 7:30 p.m.
Steinbach at Wpg Blues, 7 p.m.

Ottawa at Columbus, 6 p.m.
Dallas at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m.
N.Y. Rangers at Toronto, 6:30 p.m.
Washington at St. Louis, 7 p.m.
Arizona at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Nashville at Calgary, 8 p.m.
Colorado at Anaheim, 9 p.m.
Tampa Bay at San Jose, 9:30 p.m.

Phoenix at Cleveland, 6 p.m.
Dallas at Miami, 6:30 p.m.
Washington at New York, 7 p.m.
Denver at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m.
Minnesota at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.

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