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Tough weekend for Prairie Hockey Academy in Winnipeg

The Prairie Hockey Academy Cougars lost 2-1, 4-0, and 4-1 to the Rink Hockey Academy

The Prairie Hockey Academy Cougars were unable to pick up a win in three Canadian Sports School Hockey League Elite 15 games against Rink Hockey Academy in Winnipeg this past weekend.

The Cougars opened with a 2-1 loss on Jan. 18, giving up a pair of goals in the first period before Atley Calvert scored their lone marker unassisted with 19 seconds left in the game. Nathan Airey made 39 saves in goal.

PHA were unable to find the scoresheet in their second game on Saturday, trailing 1-0 after the first and 2-0 through two on their way to dropping a 4-0 decision. Chase Coward turned aside 21 shots in the loss.

The Cougars closed out their weekend with a 4-1 loss that saw the two teams tied 1-1 early in the third before Rink scored three straight goals, including an empty netter. Calvert scored their lone goal 15 seconds into the third period, with Evan Callaghan and Owen Neubeker drawing assists. Airey made 28 saves.

The trio of losses sees PHA sitting in fifth place in the Elite 15 standings with a 17-11-0 record, four points back of Rink.

Prairie Hockey Academy returns to CSSHL action in Winnipeg during Feb. 8 weekend when they play four games against B.C.-based Pacific Coast, St. George's, West Vancouver and Okanagan.


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