Eagles fall short in Calgary

The Canmore Eagles travelled to the Ken Bracko Arena in Calgary last night to battle the Canucks for the 3rd time this season. The Eagles outshot the Canucks by a count of 34-23, but unfortunately, the Eagles ended up on the wrong side of the scoreboard losing 4-2. With the loss, the Eagles? record drops to 4 wins and 7 losses and they remain in 5th Place in the AJHL South Division, 4 points back of the 4th Place Camrose Kodiaks.

?I thought their goalie was good and our goalie, Devin Chapman was pretty good too,? said Eagles Head Coach and General Manager Andrew Milne. ?But we didn?t have enough jump, our execution was not good and we lacked that killer instinct. Alex Young and Connor Lyons were good, but our leadership was lacking from the rest of the group. It was immaturity.?

Only one goal was scored in the 1st period and it came from the stick of Alex Young who scored on the power play at 18:30 of the period. Cam Sterling and Connor Lyons assisted.

In the 2nd period, the Canucks scored twice to take the lead, before Young answered back with his 2nd of the game and 7th of the season and the two teams went back to the locker room tied 2-2. The Lyons brothers Cale and Connor assisted on the goal.

In the 3rd period, the Eagles had some good chances to take the lead, but could not get the puck past Canucks goalie Connor Martin. The Canucks on the other hand though were able to take the lead on a goal from Christiano Aiello with 3 minutes left in regulation. The Eagles pulled Devin Chapman in the last minute of the game for an extra attacker looking to get the equalizer, but Aiello sealed the victory for the Canucks with an empty-net goal, his 3rd of the game.

Devin Chapman made 19 saves in the loss. It was his 3rd consecutive start.

The Eagles head up North this weekend for a 3-game in 2 1/2 days road trip as they face the Drayton Valley Thunder (3-8-1) on Friday night, the Grande Prairie Storm (6-7) on Saturday night and the Whitecourt Wolverines (6-4-2) on Sunday afternoon.


Alex Young has 20 points in 11 games and he is tied for 5th in the AJHL scoring race.
The Eagles have signed a new goalie who is expected to arrive in town today. The team will make an announcement later today. Stay tuned…