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The Norman Northstars are once again looking for their first win after dropping both their weekend games to the Southwest Cougars.

 

The Northstars got out to a very early lead on Friday thanks to a goal from Jamie Valentino 13 seconds into the opening frame, but couldn’t hold on. The Cougars equalized close to the end of the first period, the first of six unanswered goals.

 

Braedin Melsted was named defensive player of the game for the NorMan squad, making 38 stops in the 6-1 loss. Forward Sheldin Howard took home offensive player of the game honours for the Northstars.

 

Read: Norman Northstars Getting Closer, But Still Seeking First Win

 

The Cougars got out to an early lead in the Saturday night affair, with a pair of first period goals from Rylan Gudnason. The Northstars would answer back with one of their own in the second, but it wasn’t enough as the Southwest Cougars won 5-1. Hunter Rambow had the loan NorMan goal.  

 

Keian Weseen took home defensive player of the game for the Northstars and Rambow took home the award for the forwards. Weseen stopped 42 shots, including 23 in the third period.

 

The Northstars are on the road this weekend. They’ll face the Eastman Selects Friday, the Winnipeg Thrashers Saturday, and the Winnipeg Wild on Sunday.

 

The next home series will be December 1st and 2nd, as the Northstars will welcome the Central Plains Capitals to the C.A. Nesbitt arena.

 

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