Colby McAuley sent the sold out CN Centre crowd in to a frenzy after he tied things up at 3 with the Cougars’ second goal of the 3rd period.
Just 4 minutes and 2 seconds later, after 2 Portland goals, the Prince George faithful were quietly headed to the exits.
Ryan Hughes and Cody Glass spoiled the Cougars’ comeback party with two quick goals, as the Winterhawks took game 5 by a score of 5-3.
Cole Kehler was huge in net for Portland, stopping 48 shots.
“I think he got a little bit lucky there. He definitely played a good game, so kudos to him, but I think our second and third efforts if we bear down we’ll be able to get a couple more goals on Monday,” said Jared Bethune.
The series shifts to Portland for game 6 on Monday, with the Cougars trailing the best-of-seven 3-2. Are they confident they can come back to win this in 7?
“Yup, 100%,” said Bethune.