EAGLES FALL SHORT IN 1ST DOUBLEHEADER GAME VS KODIAKS
The Camrose Kodiaks coming to the mountains for a doubleheader is an annual tradition that has been going for a long time (20 some years).
Tonight in the 1st match of the weekends doubleheader, both teams battled hard and offered a good see-saw battle with the visitors coming on top by a score of 5-2.
In the first period, both teams exchanged a goal with Camrose striking first on a goal from Nathan Sullivan at 15:16. But only 36 seconds later, the Eagles answered back as Defenceman Cale Lyons picked up his 5th goal of the season with Drae Gardiner assisting. After a scoreless 2nd period, the Eagles took the lead for the first time early in the 3rd period on a nice passing play as Braden Plaschewsky scored for the 6th time this season with Ethan Schaeffer and Isaac Suppin assisting. However, not long after the goal, the glass behind the Eagles net broke and the game had a little delay in which the Eagles lost the momentum. The Kodiaks took advantage of that break to take the lead and never look back as they got goals from Blake Kondor, Graydon Gotaas (PP), Jared Chapel and Mathieu Gauthier with an empty netter to seal the victory.
“We lost momentum at the glass being fixed” says Eagles Head Coach and General Manager Andrew Milne. “We played a good game at times. We just didn”™t have the maturity to stay in the battle all night”.
Between the pipes for the Eagles, it was 18 year-old Matthew Malin making his first start since December 15th. He made some good saves to keep his team in the game, saving 34 out of 38 shots. “Matt was good,” says Coach Milne. “He has been out a while, so it was a great start for him against some skilled competition”.
The final shots on goal were 39-16 in favor of Camrose.
The 2 teams are right back at it tomorrow night at 7 pm,which will be the 6th and final meeting between the 2 teams this season.
“We will see what the lineup can change” says Coach Milne. “Manny (Andrei Proctor-Ramirez) goes in tomorrow.”