Eagles’ season ends
The Canmore Eagles saw their season ended Sunday (March 19) with a
2-1 overtime loss to the Drumheller Dragons.
A goal by Drumheller captain Sam Simard at 9:40 of the extra period
gave the Dragons a 4-2 series win in this best-of-seven and moved them
into the second round of the Alberta Junior Hockey League playoffs.
Simard backhanded a rebound past Canmore goaltender Andreai
Proctor-Ramirez off an Adam Raesler shot.
In regulation time, the teams exchanged second-period goals. Coy
Pighin at 42 seconds for Drumheller followed by Owen Jones at 9:58 for
Proctor-Ramirez put in another otherworldly performance to keep his
team poised to force a Game 7 as Drumheller outshot Canmore 51-35,
including 11 in overtime.
Brett Fuller was in goal for the Dragons and also came up with some
key saves, especially in the third period to keep the game tied.
There were just five minor penalties called in the game with Canmore
going 0-for-3 and Drumheller 0-for-2.
The end of the season brings to a conclusion the junior careers of six
members of the Eagles. All born in 2002, Vincent Scott (Edmonton),
Kyle Young (Calgary), Kayden Smith (Calgary), Riley Dekowny (Swift
Current), Reed Jacobson (Swift Current), Ryan Nolan (Calgary) and
Proctor-Ramirez (Paradise Hill, Sask.) all age out of the under-21 league.
Dekowny, Young, Smith and Proctor-Ramirez played their entire junior
A careers with the Eagles. Scott came over to the Eagles after two
seasons with the Sherwood Park Crusaders. Jacobson joined the team
this season after three seasons of major junior hockey with the
Spokane Chiefs and Edmonton Oilers.
Totals as members of the Canmore Eagles
Regular Season GP G A PT PIM PPG SHG
Riley Dekowny 121 32 25 57 253 8 0
Kyle Young 119 28 40 68 56 6 0
Vincent Scott 112 31 60 91 65 8 3
Kayden Smith 101 23 44 67 68 6 0
Reed Jacobson 48 11 12 23 46 5 0
Regular Season GP W L* SO GAA SV%
Andreai Proctor-Ramirez 80 31 43 4 3.60 .907
*–includes overtime and shootout losses.
Playoffs GP G A PT PIM PPG SHG
Vincent Scott 17 8 8 16 4 1 0
Kyle Young 17 4 5 9 8 1 0
Riley Dekowny 14 5 6 11 33 3 0
Reed Jacobson 6 2 3 5 0 0 0
Kayden Smith 6 0 2 2 0 0 0
Playoffs GP W L SO GAA SV%
Andreai Proctor-Ramirez 16 6 8 0 2.62 .906
Drumheller, the No. 3 seed in the South Division, won all three games
played at the Canmore Recreation Centre. The announced attendance
was 805 fans, and they loudly supported their underdog home team
throughout the contest. The Eagles were the No. 6 seed in the South
entering the playoffs.
Drumheller will face the No. 2 Blackfalds Bulldogs in the South Division
semifinal round while the No. 1 Brooks Bandits will take on the No. 4
In the North Division, the No. 3 Bonnyville Pontiacs defeated the No. 6
Lloydminster Bobcats 5-2 to win the series 4-2. They will face the No. 2
Whitecourt Wolverines in the next round.
There will be a Game 7 in the first round as the No. 4 Sherwood Park
Crusaders defeated the No. 5 Fort McMurray Oil Barons 4-2. Game 7 is
Tuesday (March 21) in Sherwood Park. The winner will go on to meet
the No. 1 Spruce Grove Saints.