CRAIG SCHROTER Special to The Standard
KAWARTHA LAKES: The Lindsay Muskies came out flat and could not regroup in time to get back in the game as the Cobourg Cougars rolled to a 6-1 victory. This was a game where the Muskies could have closed the gap on a team they are right behind in the standings but the first period was all Cobourg as the Fish could only manage two shots on goal. Cobourg’s Jason Stachelbeck scored his first of two on the night on a power play at 5:59 as he hammered home a rebound, then the Cougars went up 2-0 on a short handed goal from Justin Zuber. Nicholas Aromatario made 3-0 early in the second as he put a shot over the shoulder of Dean Buchholz just 3:40 into the second, then Stachelbeck scored again at 12:17 as he streaked in from the slot and made no mistake on a pass out from behind the net. Lindsay native Thomas Johnston (pictured) scored his 4th of the season to get the Fish on the board at 16:59. In the third the Cougars scored two more to seal the deal. Jacob Campbell tallied at 7:03, and then Darren Beattie rounded out the scoring at 17:23. After the game Johnston said his team got off to a rough start and dug a hole that they just couldn’t get out of. The next action for the Muskies is Sunday night in Toronto as they take on the Junior Canadiens.