EAGLES TRIP UP VS CRUSADERS
Back on home ice after spending a weekend on the road, the Canmore Eagles were looking to get back in the win column as they took on the North Division Sherwood Park Crusaders. Unfortunately, the Eagles fell by a score of 4-1 to see their record drop to 15-20-7 and remain 5th in the South Division, 3 points back of Okotoks and 6 points up on Blackfalds.
The Eagles had a really strong 1st period as they took the lead on a power play goal from Ethan Schaeffer, his team leading 17th goal of the season with Isaac Suppin and Drae Gardiner assisting. They were skating well, until giving up a very unlucky goal at the sixth minute mark of the second period. That shifted the momentum to the visiting Crusaders as they added two more goals in the second frame, before adding an empty net goal in the last minute of the game to seal the deal.
“That goal rattled our team a little and we couldn”™t battle back” says Eagles Head Coach and General Manager Andrew Milne. “With the depleted lineup we needed some guys to step and play better than they did”.
Andrei Proctor-Ramirez who was the between the pipes for the Eagles”™ 7th straight game made 23 saves on 26 shots in the loss. The Eagles got the edge on shots by a count of 29-27.
The Eagles will look to get back to their winning ways this weekend as they host the second Place team in the South Division, the Camrose Kodiaks (25-15-2) for a pair of games on Friday and Saturday night. Puck drop for both games is 7 pm.
“We need to get healthy. The lineup has been changing so much, therefore we need some better chemistry” says Coach Milne.
EAGLES NEST: On Monday, January 10, it was trade deadline in the AJHL and CJHL. Like many other teams in the league, the Eagles did not make any transactions, so their roster is set for the remainder of the season.