TRURO – The Cobequid Cougars’ bid for a berth at the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation Division 1 boys hockey championship came to an end on Monday.
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Richard MacNevin of the Cobequid Cougars celebrates a first-period goal in front of Memorial Marauders goalie Darrion Eyking during Game 2 of an NSSAF boys hockey qualifying series on Monday in Truro. Memorial won the game 3-2 to advance to this weekend’s provincial championship in Tantallon.
The Cougars were edged 3-2 by the Memorial Marauders at the Colchester Legion Stadium. Memorial won the best-of-three qualifying series 2-0.
The Marauders will play at this weekend’s eight-team provincial championship tournament in Tantallon, hosted by the Sir John A Macdonald Flames.
Quinn Fullerton and Cole Allaby scored for the Cougars on Monday, while Richard MacNevin had two assists and Alex McNutt added a helper.
Blake Meech made 16 saves for the Cougars, who trailed 2-1 after two periods.
The Cougars lost Game 1 by the same 3-2 count on Sunday in North Sydney. Brady Davis had a goal and an assist for CEC in the contest, while Tristen Clark added the other goal and Matt Laing had two assists.
Meech made 22 stops.