The Cochrane Generals continue to climb in the standings in the hotly contested south division of the Heritage Junior Hockey League (HJHL).
Aided by two wins over the weekend and a pair of losses by the Strathmore Wheatland Kings, the Gens have leapfrogged into fourth place.
Following Friday night's win here again the Stettler Lightning, the Gens hit the road and beat the Medicine Hat Cubs, 5-2, on Nov. 25 to extend their winning streak to three games. It was their first game against the Cubs this season.
The Gens bolted out to a 4-0 lead by the end of the second and only let the Cubs into the game briefly for two quick goals early in the third just 15 seconds apart. The door was closed and deadbolted for the balance of the game and the Gens picked their fifth goal on a powerplay just beyond the halfway mark of the period.
It was a big night for the Slater Ransom, Talus Hume and Brandon Aab line as they continue to dominate scoring for the Gens. Ransom had his name inscribed on all five of the goals, scoring one and assisting with the other four. Hume scored one and assisted on three, while Aab scored two and assisted on one.
Austin Keller is once again the league's top scoring defenseman and scored one and assisted on two.
The Gens are on the road for their next four games and don't return to Totem One until Dec. 15 when they host the league-leading Okotoks Bisons. This weekend they take a swing through the north division with games against the Red Deer Vipers and Ponoka Stampeders.