PHOTO: Canmore’s Braden Saretsky celebrates his 8th goal of the season but the Eagles had little else to cheer about as they lost 6-1 to Bonnyville Pontiacs on Wednesday night. (Photo courtesy of Pam Doyle)
NEXT HOME GAME: Calgary Mustangs at Canmore – Saturday, Nov. 28 – 7 PM
(Hear Coach Milne's pre-game interview on Mountain FM at the the following address : http://www.mountainfm.ca/2015/11/27/eagles-hope-to-snap-the-skid/
The Canmore Eagles have suddenly gone from red-hot to ice cold.
After peeling off six straight victories to start the first two weeks of November, the Eagles dropped their third consecutive game on Wednesday night falling 6-1 to the Bonnyville Pontiacs in Alberta Junior Hockey League action.
All three games were played at the Canmore Recreation Centre and all three losses were to Northern Division teams as both the Drayton Valley Thunder and Sherwood Park Crusaders posted 3-2 victories over the Eagles during the past weekend.
Wednesday’ night’s loss to Bonnyville dropped the Eagles record to 15-10-2, while the Pontiacs improved their record to 18-8-5.
Braden Saretsky (8th) had the lone Eagle goal, while goaltender Ryan Bontorin took the loss stopping 33 of 39 Bonnyville shots to see his record fall to 7-5-1. The Eagles were outshot 39-28 on the night.
“We didn't do enough good things to win,” said Eagles Head Coach and General Manager Andrew Milne, whose club was down 2-0 and 4-0 after Periods One and Two respectively. “It was a tough first three goals for them that they didn't deserve, but at the end of the day, we had a large number of guys who took the night off. We are not playing our style of game right now and we can't blame anyone but ourselves. We will have a hard two days at practice before we play Calgary on Saturday night.”
The Eagles will attempt to snap out of their three game losing streak on Saturday night (Nov. 28) when the Calgary Mustangs (4-22-2) pay a visit to the Canmore Recreation Centre. Game time is 7 PM. The Mustangs are currently riding a 19-game losing streak.
NOTEBOOK: Rookie Nolan Kurylo was named the Eagles “Star of the Game” last night . . . .The Eagles called up Calgary Royals Midget AAA player Colton Young for last night’s game and he did not look out of place. . . .The Eagles went 0 for 4 on the powerplay against Bonnyville snapping a streak of 11 consecutive games when they had scored at least one powerplay goal. During that 11 game stretch, the Eagles scored 22 powerplay goals. . . .The Eagles X-mas Tree lot will open on Sunday, November 29 at 11 am. The lot, featuring premium Fraser and Balsam Fir trees, is located at the MJ Landscaping lot on Bow Valley Trail – directly across the street from the Georgetown Inn.