PHOTO : Eagle netminder Ryan Ferguson stopped 44 of 45 Camrose shots on Sunday but it wasn't enough as the Eagles lost 2-1 in an overtime shoot-out.
NEXT HOME GAME – TUES. NOV. 26 – OLDS GRIZZLYS – 7 PM
The Canmore Eagles didn’t quite get the results they were looking for in their double header weekend in Camrose against the Kodiaks, but they did come away with at least one valuable point in the standings after suffering a disappointing 2-1 overtime shoot-out loss on Sunday afternoon.
The Kodiaks (12-12-6) defeated the Eagles 3-0 on Saturday night to earn a sweep of the two-game weekend series and collect four out of four possible points.
Canmore had several golden opportunities to win Sunday’s matinee game in the shoot-out, but just couldn’t find a way to beat Kodiak goaltender Devin McDonald. The shoot-out went seven rounds to determine the eventual winner, but only Joe Serpico could find the back of the net while six other Eagle shooters were turned away.
“We came in here with high expectations, but unfortunately we came up a little bit short,” said Eagles Head Coach and General Manager Andrew Milne, whose team has not won a game in Camrose since December 2008. “We had plenty of chances to win Sunday’s game but we simply didn’t capitalize on our opportunities. Thankfully, we did pick up a point in the standings, so we’ll take it, and start preparing for our next games.”
Jordan Revie, with his 8th of the season, had the lone Eagle goal on Sunday, while goaltender Ryan Ferguson was named the Eagles “Star of the Game” stopping all but one of 45 Kodiak shots directed his way.
As a result of all the weekend action, Canmore now sports a record of 14-12-2 and currently find themselves in a three-way tie with Camrose and the Calgary Mustangs for fourth-place in the AJHL Southern Division standings with 30 points. They all trail the third-place Drumheller Dragons by just two points and the second-place Okotoks Oilers by just three points.
Canmore’s next game will be Tuesday, November 26 when the Olds Grizzlys pay a visit to the Canmore Recreation Centre. The Grizzlys (11-13-6) are just two points back of the Eagles in the Southern Division standings with 28 points.
The two teams have met each other twice this season with the Grizzlys winning 8-5 on Sept. 24, and the Eagles coming back for a 2-1 victory on October 5. Both games were played in Canmore. Game time is 7 PM.