The Cougars fell into a 2-0 first-period hole and never recovered Wednesday night, losing to Red Land 5-2 in an elimination game in the Tier 2 playoffs. Trailing 2-0, Alex Daley scored with the man-advantage early in the second to cut the lead down to 2-1, and after Red Land scored four minutes later, Steven Schnoke answered again less than four minutes later.

Clinging to a 3-2 lead, Red Land scored twice in the third to put the game away.