Sunday, November 25, 2012 – With close to 100 Kodiak fans in attendance, the Camrose Kodiaks came to Canmore and delivered a memorable weekend road trip for their followers as they defeated the Canmore Eagles in a pair of Alberta Junior Hockey League games played at the Canmore Recreation Centre.
After winning Friday night’s opening game by a 3-2 score, the Kodiaks completed the sweep Saturday night by defeating the Eagles 5-2 in a game played before 500 fans.
With their two road victories, the Kodiaks improved their Southern Division record to 14-11-2 and moved into third-place with 30 points.
With the two loses, the Eagle’s record drops to 10-12-4 and Canmore now find themselves tied with the Calgary Mustangs for seventh-place in the Southern Division standings with 24 points. The month of November has not been kind to the Eagles as they have just one win in their last eight games.
“You have to give the Kodiaks some credit,” said Eagle’s Head Coach and General Manager Andrew Milne, whose team entered the third period of last night’s trailing by a slim 2-1 margin. “They worked extremely hard and we just didn’t have the gas to match them. We played even with them for two periods but we got deflated when they scored two goals just two minutes apart early in the third. After those two quick goals, we just didn’t have the horses to match their effort tonight.”
Canmore natives John Stevens, with his first of year, and Luke Simpson (10th) had the Eagle goals. Camrose outshot the Eagles by a 42-31 margin.
The Eagles will play three games this week as they will venture into Calgary on Tuesday for a key match-up against the Mustangs (10-15-4) before returning to Canmore for a pair of weekend home games against the Brooks Bandits (24-1) on Friday night (Nov. 30), and the Fort McMurray Oil Barons (13-12-3) on Saturday night.