Wildcats split games to close out regular season

Karl Schafer and Scott Barr of the Clavet Cougars try to keep the puck away from Warman Wildcats player Greg Cameron during a game at the Legends Centre in Warman on January 26

The Warman Senior Wildcats closed out their regular season with a win and loss at the Legends Centre. Warman dropped a 7-3 decision to the Clavet Cougars on January, 26 and the following day, the Wildcats rebounded with a 12-0 win over the Waldheim Warriors.
In the game against the Cougars, the Wildcats found themselves in a hole within the first two minutes of the game, when Clavet’s Derek Schlamp netted one.
A few minutes later, Warman had a chance to gain momentum on the power-play, however, Clavet’s penalty kill played well, limiting the Wildcats’ scoring chances.
The Cougars continued to capitalize on their scoring chances and eventually took a 3-0 lead after goals from Dale Chow and Scott Salamon.
With four-and-a-half minutes remaining in the period, Warman finally got on the scoreboard when Justin Waskewitch found the back of the net on the power-play.
Clavet led 3-1 going into the middle frame. The Cougars didn’t let up and Spencer Hoehn scored to give his team a 4-1 lead. The home team responded on the man-advantage when Waskewitch’s one-timer went past the goalie.
Later in the period, with the visitors leading 5-2, Warman had a five-minute power-play, but couldn’t find the back of the net.
Warman had its chance to grab the momentum in the final period, as the Cougars committed multiple penalties. But Clavet continued its scoring ways, taking a 7-2 lead.
The Wildcats scored in the final minute but it was already too late for Warman to make a comeback.
Warman finished the regular season with a 10-7-1 record, while Clavet (7-9-1) has one more game remaining. The Cougars play on February 3 at home against the Hague Royals.