Meyer Nell, Cameron Whyte and Carter Suski each had one goal and one assist for the Southwest Cougars as they opened up their best-of-three Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League preliminary round playoff series with a 4-3 win over the visiting Central Plains Capitals on Wednesday night in Souris.
Daylon Creasy netted the other goal for the Cougars and Tanner Lewis picked up a pair of assists. Tyson Verhelst made 38 saves to earn the win for Southwest, which finished fourth in the West at 23-19-2.
Game 2 will be played on Friday at 8:30 p.m., in Portage la Prairie.
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