PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - If Canadian world junior head coach Pat Quinn is paying attention, Dana Tyrell wants him to know he's primed and ready for his second crack at making the team.
Tyrell, the captain of the Prince George Cougars, was at his best when his team needed him most Friday night, setting up three key goals as the Cougars came from behind to defeat the Everett Silvertips 6-5 in overtime.
Tyrell, the 19-year-old from Airdrie, Alta., who leaves next week for the world junior camp in Ottawa and Gatineau, Que., assisted on the game winning goal by defenceman Jeff Regier, the former Silvertip, whose low point shot went through a crowd into the net two minutes and 20 seconds into the extra period.
The win ended a five-game losing streak for the Cougars (11-18-0-1). Brian Matte, Nick Buonassisi, Marek Viedensky, and Justin Maylan, with the tying goal at 10:05 of the third period, also scored for Prince George.
Byron Froese, a 17-year-old rookie from Winkler, Man., and Daniel Bartek each scored twice for the Silvertips (14-12-3-0), while former Cougar Dale Hunt also found the net.
Cougars goalie Kevin Armstong made 20 saves. 16-year-old rookie goalie Kent Simpson stopped 37 shots for Everett.