Jesse Bernard had two goals and an assist as the the Southwest Cougars beat the Winnipeg Wild 5-3 at MTS IcePlex in a game between Manitoba "AAA" Midget Hockey League Division leaders. Tanner Butler, Cameron Rowat and Tanner Serruys also scored for the Cougars who were 3-for-4 with the manadvantage. Southwest goaltender Brian Archibald stopped 25 of 28 shots from the top team in the East Division.The Cougars, who beat the Norman Northstars 7-1 in Souris on Friday and then downed the Interlake Lightning 4-1 in Stonewall on Saturday, improved their record to 18-5-0-1. Southwest is five points ahead of the second place Brandon Wheat Kings. The Cougars next game is Thursday in Shoal Lake against the Yellowhead Chiefs.



CJRB's Barry Lamb asked Cougars forward Jesse Bernard to comment on their 5-3 victory over the East Division leading Winnipeg Wild.