Granville scores hat trick as cowboys beat warriors
Granville scored twice and tied it as the Cowboys downed the Kootenays 7-1 to earn a win over the Warriors in the first edition of the annual Canadian-Kootenay derby.
The Cowboys defeated the Kootenays, 6-3, at the CAA Indoor football stadium Wednesday.
Granville, who led the league by scoring 23 goals, became the first Canadian to score 100 in the derby. He also became only the eighth player in Canadian amateur hockey history to tally 50 or more goals, with a career-best 41 goals in 2012-13.
Bert Fong of the Warriors tallied both goals as the Cowboys defeated the Kings 1-0.
Granville scored the first of his hat tricks at 7:03 of the first quarter and the game-winner at 7:48 of the third.
The cowboys (28-28-5) led 1-0 when Granville and fellow forwards Kari Korhonen and Alex Biega fired home goals in just over 12 minutes.
The Kootenays (23-22-2) took the lead for good at 7:20 when Kris Bemelmans shot into the bottom corner from 30 feet out. Bemelmans a바카라dded two more goals on the next two goals, and the Kings went on to break up the tie with five seconds remaining in the period.
Beverley Mertens of the Kootenays, who posted a.949 save percentage as coach of the team, was forced to make 36 saves for Canada to stay in the game.
The Cowboys, however, rallied on four occasions, and tied the game at 7:42 of the third when Granville scored his third goal of the night after the Wa더킹카지노rriors had opened the scoring at 2:46 of the second.
Bemelmans stopped 12 of 13 shots while keeping Canada’s lead alive at 8:19 after he made 36 saves to deny two goals as he led Canada to a 2-1 win on Friday.
The cowboys now need to sweep the Koote바카라사이트nays at the Saskatoon Star Centre in their final three regular-season games before moving on to play a home-and-away series against the Western Hockey League champion Kelowna Rockets.
Kelowna Rockets goaltender Ryan Ellis, who led Kelowna to an AHA playoff championship in 2014, made 35 saves in his ninth caree