It's time for another edition of “This Week in Eagle History.”
March 2000- The Canmore Eagles won their first playoff series in franchise history, as they defeated the Calgary Royals 3 games to 0, in the opening round of the AJHL playoffs.
March 3 2003– Eagles' all-star forward Mark Bomersback scored 5 goals, as the Eagles hammered the Crowsnest Pass Timberwolves 16-2 on the road in Game 4 of a 1st round playoff series. Bomers' 5 goals is an AJHL record for most goals scored in a playoff game shared with 4 other players. Also the 16 goals the Eagles scored in that game is also an AJHL record for most goals scored in a playoff game. The Eagles went on to sweep that series 4 games to none, outscoring their opponent by a very wide margin (don't know what is was?).
March 1 2008– The Canmore Eagles played in the 6th longest game in AJHL history and the longest in Eagle history as they were taking on the Olds Grizzlys in Olds for Game 1 of a best-of-series in the opening round of the playoffs. The game lasted a total of 229 minutes and 36 seconds. Unfortunately the Eagles ended up on the wrong side of that marathon game, as Olds scored the game winner with only 24 seconds left in the 3rd overtime period to win the game by a score of 6-5. The Eagles eventually lost the series in 3 straight games, but 2 of those games went to overtime.
March 6 2014– The Canmore Eagles defeated the Camrose Kodiaks 1-0 on the road in Game 1 of a best-of-5 series of the opening round. It was the Eagles' first win in Camrose since December 11 2008 and rookie netminder Ryan Ferguson recorded his 1st AJHL playoff shutout in his 1st AJHL playoff game with 25 saves. The Eagles went on to win the series in 4 games.
That's it for this week. If I am missing any Eagle highlights that occurred between March 2 & 8 of any year, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org