Huskies advance to final second round game

COBOURG, ON - APRIL 18: Isaac Sooklal #10 of the Haliburton County Huskies collides with Parker Hendsbee #9 of the Cobourg Cougars during the third period at the Cobourg Community Centre on April 18, 2021 in Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Shawn Muir / OJHL Images)

The Haliburton County Huskies beat the Coburg Cougars 2-1 in a tense overtime showdown April 18, reviving hopes of advancing to conference finals.

After losing 5-3 at the Minden Arena the night before, the Dogs had it all to play for at the Cougars’ home turf.

The Cougars struck first, sneaking in a shorthand goal after eight minutes of play. Assisted by Cameron Kosurko, Payton Schaly equalized for the Huskies midway through the third period.

A tense overtime followed, with the Dogs striking after three minutes to seal the win. Sam Solarino, assisted by Noah Van Vliet, scored the winner.

The win means the Huskies will play the Cougars once more at the S.G Nesbitt Memorial Arena April 20, with the winner advancing to a five-game conference finals series.