Photo – Jordan Revie had two goals and an assist last night to help the Eagles post a 4-1 victory in Olds. (Photo courtesy of Julie Wilson)
NEXT HOME GAME – SATURDAY, DEC. 7 – FORT McMURRAY OIL BARONS – 7 PM
Jordan Revie had two goals and an assist to lead the Canmore Eagles to a 4-1 victory over the Olds Grizzlys in an Alberta Junior Hockey League game played Friday night in Olds.
The victory for the Eagles was the team’s first win in Olds since the 2010-2011 season and improves the club’s overall record to 17-13-2. Canmore remains in fourth-place in the AJHL Southern Division standings with 36 points, just three behind the second-place Okotoks Oilers. Canmore is 6-3-1 in their last 10 games.
Jeremy Margeson (5th) and Connor Wilson (8th) had the other Eagle goals, while veteran goaltender Cam Barnes picked up the victory and was named the Eagle’s “Star of the Game”. The Grizzlys outshot the Eagles 26-25 on the night.
“Tonight was another solid effort from top to bottom,” said Eagles Head Coach and General Manager Andrew Milne. “We are receiving offensive production from a lot of different players this season and tonight it was Jordan’s turn. He scored a couple of big goals (9th and 10th) and once again, showed us what he is capable of. He already has more goals and assists than he had all of last season, so his game is really starting to round into form.”
For goaltender Barnes, the one goal allowed was his best performance of the season.
“I am very happy for Cam,” said Milne. “He made some pretty big saves for us when we needed him and thanks to his efforts, we never lost our momentum. “
Canmore is right back in action on Saturday night (Dec. 7) when they host the #1 ranked team in all of Canada – the Fort McMurray Oil Barons. The Oil Barons are 26-2-2 on the season and have outscored their opponents by a wide +74 margin this season. The Eagles have faced the Oil Barons once this season, losing 4-2 in Fort McMurray back on Sept. 21.
NOTEBOOK: Eagle forward Austen Hebert left the game in the first period last night after taking a big hit and did not return . . . Luke Simpson did return to the Eagle lineup last night after missing 18 games with a dislocated elbow. . . . Tonight’s Eagle-Oil Baron game is being sponsored by RBC. Former Canadian National Women's team member Bobbi-Jo Slusar will be making a special pre-game cheque presentation to the Canmore Minor Hockey Association and will be bringing along their mascot “Leo the Lion” for a first-period intermission contest.