PHOTO: The Calgary Mustangs kept the Eagles offence in check on Saturday night as they defeated Canmore 5-3 at the Canmore Recreation Centre. (Julie Wilson file photo)
NEXT HOME GAME
Monday, Feb. 16 – Drumheller Dragons – 2 PM
The Calgary Mustangs scored three unanswered second period goals and went on to defeat the Canmore Eagles 5-3 in an Alberta Junior Hockey League game played Saturday night before a crowd of just 386 at the Canmore Recreation Centre.
The red-hot Mustangs are now 7-2-1 in their past ten games and have moved into seventh-place, and a playoff position, in the AJHL Southern Divison standings. The victory for the Mustangs was their first win over Canmore in six games this season.
The loss by the Eagles drops their regular season record to 24-29-2 and they remain in sixth-place with 50 points. Canmore trails the fifth-place Olds Grizzlys by three points with just five regular season games remaining on their schedule.
Joe Serpico (15th), Connor Wilson (23rd), and Jordan Revie (18th) had the Eagle goals while goaltender Ryan Ferguson took the loss stopping 23 of the 28 Mustang shots directed his way. The Eagles outshot the Mustangs 32-28.
“We played 40 minutes of a 60-minute hockey game and that just wasn’t good enough,” said Eagles Head Coach and General Manager Andrew Milne, whose club was playing their sixth game in nine nights. “We just had too many passengers in the second period and it cost us. We did a lot of good things in the other 40 minutes, but it wasn’t enough.”
The Eagles will attempt to get back into the win column on Monday, Feb. 16 when they host the fourth-place Drumheller Dragons (28-20-7) at the Canmore Recreation Centre. Game time is 2 PM. The Dragons will be looking for some revenge after the Eagles won 5-0 in Drumheller on Friday night.
NOTEBOOK: The Eagles will be holding a free “Skate with the Eagles” promotion immediately following Monday afternoon’s game with Drumheller. Please bring your skates, cameras and autograph book and enjoy a skate with the boys. The Free Skate will take place from approximately 4:30-5:30 pm.