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Mykitiuk scores winner, Engel 26 saves as the Cougars edge the Thunderbirds 2-1 in SO

Saturday, 03.09.2013 / 2:04 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Mykitiuk scores winner, Engel 26 saves as the Cougars edge the Thunderbirds 2-1 in SO

KENT, Wash. - Jake Mykitiuk scored in the fifth round of the shootout to lift the Prince George Cougars to a 2-1 victory over the host Seattle Thunderbirds on Friday in Western Hockey League action.

Seattle (23-38-9) took a lead in the first period when Taylor Green scored on the power play at 15:30.

Prince George (20-38-8) responded with an even-strength goal by Troy Bourke at 4:42 of the second period.

Mac Engel stopped 26 shots in regulation and overtime, and four more in the shootout for the Cougars. Brandon Glover made 29 saves for the Thunderbirds.

Prince George went 0 for 2 on the power play while Seattle scored once on three chances with the man advantage.

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