PHOTO: Canmore forward Matt Forchuk (#10) will be looking to add to his AJHL leading 30 points when the Eagles take on the Calgary Canucks on Tuesday night at the Canmore Recreation Centre – file photo courtesy of Pam Doyle.
NEXT GAME – CALGARY CANUCKS AT CANMORE – TUESDAY, NOV. 10 – 7 PM
The Canmore Eagles will put their modest three-game winning streak on the line on Tuesday night (Nov. 10) when they host the visiting Calgary Canucks at the Canmore Recreation Centre. Game time is 7 PM.
The Eagles currently sit in third-place in the Alberta Junior Hockey League’s Southern Division standings with 26 points and a record of 12-7-2, while the Canucks occupy 7th-place in the standings with 15 points and a record of 7-15-1.
In their only meeting this season on November 4 in Calgary, the Eagles scored three power-play goals to defeat the Canucks 5-2.
“We’ve been playing some very good hockey of late, but as we learned from the Olds Grizzlys a few weeks ago (a 4-3 OT home loss on Oct. 30), we can’t afford to take anyone or any game for granted,” said Eagles Head Coach and General Manager Andrew Milne. “We just played the Canucks a week ago and it was a close 3-2 game going into the third period, and if we hadn’t got a few key stops from our goaltender at the right times, we might have been in trouble. We have a couple of road games coming up after Tuesday’s home game, so we have to take advantage of our home-ice while we can.”
NOTEBOOK: Eagle forward Matt Forchuk goes into Tuesday’s home game tied for top spot in the AJHL scoring parade with 30 points (12 goals and 18 assists) in 21 games played . . . Line-mates Lane Olson (25 points) is in 9th-place and Logan Ferguson (23 points) is in 17th-place . . . Eagle rookie Coy Prevost is the third highest scoring rookie in the AJHL with 20 points in his 21 games played . . .Canmore’s power-play has scored 11 goals in their past 6 games. The Eagles power-play is now ranked as the #3 power-play in the AJHL, scoring 25 goals on 103 opportunities for a 24% conversion rate. Canmore has scored 16 of their 25 power-play goals on the road. . . Since sitting out a two-game slashing suspension from a game played in Lloydminster on Oct. 17, Eagle defenceman Braiden Doucette has recorded seven points (2 goals and 5 assists) in his past four games.