Eagles unable to beat defending national champions

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Eagles unable to beat defending national champions

The Canmore Eagles head out on the road with a one-win and two-loss record following a 5-3 loss to the Brooks Bandits in Alberta Junior Hockey League action Tuesday (Sept. 20) at the Canmore Recreation Centre.

The visiting Bandits broke open a 2-2 tie after two periods with three goals in the opening 7:56 of the third period. Hunter Wallace led the way in the third period with two goals and an assist on Ethan Beyer’s tally.

Brooks took a 1-0 lead in the first period on a goal by Caelen Fitzpatrick. Then stretched it to 2-0 early in the second period on a goal by Danyloo Korzhyletskyi.

Canmore would rally back to tie the game as newcomer Brody Tallman followed by Riley Dekowny made it 2-2 after 40 minutes. Rhett Dekowny scored a final minute goal to complete the scoring.

Tallman played for the Drayton Valley Thunder last season and was making his first appearance for the Eagles after being acquired Monday in exchange for Austin Lusok and Isaac Suppin.

The referees were kept busy in the game with 17 power plays awarded – nine for the Canmore Eagles – and plenty of 4-on-4 action. Brooks scored three power-play goals while Canmore mustered just one with the man advantage.

Shots on goal were 45-36 in favour of Brooks, with Andraei Proctor-Ramirez in goal for the Eagles and Ethan Barwick between the pipes for the Bandits.

After opening the season with three home games, the Eagles now head out on the road for their next five games beginning Friday (Sept. 23) against these same Bandits in Brooks. All the Eagles’ games home and away can be followed on the internet with a HockeyTV subscription.

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