PHOTO: Colby Livingston picked up his first goal as a Canmore Eagle on Saturday night to help the Eagles claim a 6-4 victory over the home-town Olds Grizzlys. (file photo courtesy of Pam Doyle)
Friday, Feb. 12 – Canmore at Okotoks Oilers – 7 PM
Saturday, Feb. 13 – Calgary Canucks at Canmore – 7 PM
Monday, Feb. 15 – Calgary Mustangs at Canmore – 2 PM
It will be a wonderful Super Bowl Sunday for the Canmore Eagles Junior A Hockey club.
After a disappointing January, the Eagles started the month of February on a much more positive note as they picked up three out of a possible four points on the road by claiming a point in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Calgary Canucks on Friday night and defeating the Olds Grizzlys 6-4 in Olds on Saturday night.
In combination with a pair of losses by the Drumheller Dragons over the weekend, the Eagles (21-24-5) have retaken sole possession of fourth-place in the Alberta Junior Hockey League Southern Division standings with 47 points, two points up on the Dragons. The Eagles have 10 games remaining on their regular season schedule, while Drumheller has just nine games left.
In Saturday night’s 6-4 win in Olds, the Eagles received a two goal performance from Coy Prevost (17th and 18th) and singles from Logan Ferguson (16th), Nolan Kurylo (2nd), Adam Tisdale (8th) and recently acquired Colby Livingstone (1st). Matt Forchuk had a big night with four assists, while goaltender Ryan Bontorin picked up the win. Canmore outshot the Grizzlys by a 32-29 margin.
“Tonight we played a fundamentally sound game,” said Eagles Head Coach and General Manager Andrew Milne afterwards. “We played it simple and got rewarded. We talked a lot before the game about doing things the easy way and not making it hard on ourselves. We bent a little bit in the third period but we didn't break. Colby (Livingstone) was awesome tonight and showed us the level of player he is capable of being. He will be a valuable asset and a player that provides scoring down the stretch if he continues to play like that.”
NOTEBOOK: With a five point weekend, Matt Forchuk now has 64 points in 49 games and has moved up into a second-place tie in the AJHL scoring parade, just two points back of Wyatt Noskey of Olds. . . Linemate Logan Ferguson is in 6th spot with 61 points. . . With four more powerplay goals over the weekend, the Eagles now have 68 powerplay goals on the season, tops in the AJHL.