TRURO - It wasn't the start to the Northumberland Region boys hockey championship series the Cobequid Cougars were looking for.
The Cougars were nipped 2-1 by the North Nova Gryphons recently in their best-of-three regional final. Game 2 was Tuesday in Trenton. Game 3, if necessary, is slated for Thursday at 6:30 at Colchester Legion Stadium.
Brady Meech netted the lone Cougars tally in Game 1 while Sebastien Gibson made 27 saves.