Monday, November 12, 2012 – After a week off between games, it’s time to get back to work for the Canmore Eagles Junior A Hockey club.
While the Eagles have been inactive since last Tuesday’s last minute 2-1 loss to the home town Okotoks Oilers, the rest of their Alberta Junior Hockey League southern division rivals have been racking up the victories and the Eagles suddenly find themselves sitting in sixth-place in the standings.
Canmore, with a record of 9-7-4 after 20 games, will get back into action on Tuesday night November 13th when they will host the fourth-place Calgary Canucks (12-11-1) at the Canmore Recreation Centre. Game time is 7 pm.
The two teams have played each other twice this season, with Canmore winning 3-2 in Calgary on Sept. 22, while the Canucks stole a 5-4 overtime decision in Canmore on Oct. 6.
The Eagles go into the game winless in their past four outings, while the Canucks are riding a three game winning streak.
“We only have one game at home before we head off on a tough three-games in three days weekend road trip up north, so it’s important that we get back into the win column right away,” said Eagle’s head coach and general manager Andrew Milne, whose team will play in Drayton Valley, Grand Prairie and Whitecourt next weekend. “Our week off couldn’t have come at a better time as we’re battling a lot of injuries right now. Hopefully we’ll be able to get some of injured players back into the lineup fairly quickly and go from there.”
NOTEBOOK:  The Calgary Canucks have three players in the AJHL’s top 20 scoring parade. Clayton Petrie sits in 7thplace with 26 points, while Derek Thorogood is in 16th place with 23 points and Gui Glasspoole is in 18th spot with 22 points. . . Canmore’s Zack Rassell, who has missed the past four Eagle game with a lower body injury, also has 22 points.