Thomas Davis was perfect in net for the second time this season, while Jake Ashton scored a pair as the Canmore Eagles rolled over the Olds Grizzlys 3-0, Saturday (Oct. 28) at Alex Kaleta Arena.
Davis, who has been outstanding for the Eagles so far this AJHL season, is now tied for the league lead in shutouts with Mitch Benson of the Brooks Bandits, and picked up his eighth win of the year, where he ranks fourth in the league.
Davis has had to work hard for those wins, as he also leads the league in shots against. He stopped 32 shots in the win over Olds.
The Eagles’ power play accounted for all three goals in a penalty-filled affair. Coy Prevost got the Eagles on the board in the first with his ninth of the year, with Alex Young and Tian Rask picking up assists. Young assisted on every Eagles goal, and is now tied for the team lead with 16 points, tied with his older brother Colton.
Ashton scored both of his goals on the powerplay to put the game out of reach in the second and third period.
Although it was the Eagles’ second win over Olds in a week, Canmore did show a lack of discipline they will need to clean up before they hit the road for their next five games. Although Olds upset the Eagles in last season’s first round of the AJHL playoffs, they have now lost five games in a row.
The Eagles play three games in three nights on their northern trip to Grande Prairie, Whitecourt and Drayton Valley, Nov. 3-5. They are then off to Fort McMurray (Nov. 11) and Drumheller (Nov. 14) before returning home for back-to-back home games against Brooks on Nov. 17-18.
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