CANMORE EAGLES – 24/09/21-2
Tripped up on home ice
You could say the Blackfalds Bulldogs stole the bone on Sunday afternoon.
The Alberta Junior Hockey League expansion club skated out of Canmore with a 3-1 victory over the Eagles before 298 fans at the Recreation Centre on Sunday afternoon.
Most of the scoring came in the first period with the Bulldogs’ Kirk Mullen racking what proved to be the game winner with 10 seconds remaining. The big right winger grabbed the puck from the Canmore defence off a dump-in and in his next motion sent it high over Canmore goalkeeper Andreai Proctor-Ramirez’s left shoulder.
A pair of Carters opened the scoring. The visitors took the lead at 2:03 on a goal by Carter Yarish. The home team tied it up at 12:22 on a goal by Carter Myrol.
Jace Benvie added to the Bulldogs’ total with a left wing shot that just slid just past the stretched out left pad of past Proctor-Ramirez and into the far side of the goal at 3:38 of the third period.
Blackfalds outshot Canmore 37-33 with William Dyke in goal for the Bulldogs.
Neither team was able to capitalize on the power play, with the Eagles outchancing the Bulldogs 5-3, including one lengthy two-man advantage.
The Eagles (2-2-0) head to Brooks this coming weekend for the annual AJHL Showcase, with games Saturday, Oct. 2 at 4:30 p.m. against the Drayton Valley Thunder and Sunday, Oct. 3 at 10:30 a.m. versus the Whitecourt Wolverines.
EAGLES NEST: For the second game in a row, not dressing for the Eagles were Nathan Ellis, Sam McPeak and Jack McKeown (injured). ... Also still missing from the bench is head coach Andrew Milne, serving out a league-imposed suspension that will keep him in the press box until the end of October. … The Eagles’ time in Brooks also includes a game against the Bandits on Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. … Canmore’s next home game is Saturday, Oct. 9 against these same Bulldogs, and is change in the original schedule as it had been set for Blackfalds. Home-game tickets are available online at canmoreeagles.com. … You can catch all Canmore Eagles’ away and home action live on the internet, visit HockeyTV for details.
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