PHOTO: The Eagles will host the Camrose Kodiaks on Friday night and the Lloydminster Bobcats on Saturday night.
The Canmore Eagles will wrap up the 2013 portion of their AJHL schedule with a pair of very important home games this weekend against the Camrose Kodiaks (Friday, Dec. 20) and Lloydminster Bobcats (Saturday, Dec. 21). Both games will be played at the Canmore Recreation Centre beginning at 7 PM.
A big, festive, noisy, crowd would certainly be a great Christmas present for the hockey club!
CANMORE EAGLE NOTES
– The Eagles are 20-15-2 on the season and sit in fourth-place in the AJHL Southern Division standings. It is the first time the Eagles have hit the 20 win mark before the Christmas break since the 2004-05 season.
– Canmore is a very impressive 14-4 on home ice.
– Eagle defenceman Trey Phillips leads the AJHL in scoring by a defenceman with 33 points. The 20-year-old Okotok’s native, who recently accepted a scholarship to the University of Vermont, has 15 goals and 18 assists in 36 games.
– Connor Wilson, in just his second season with Canmore, leads the Eagles in overall scoring with 35 points (9 G & 26 A) in 37 games.
– Rookie goaltender Ryan Ferguson is 13-7-1 this season and sports a 2.27 Goals Against Average and a .936 Save Percentage. The 18-year-old Calgary product has been named the Eagle’s “Star of the Game” nine times this season.
– Since returning from a dislocated elbow injury, Canmore boy Luke Simpson has scored four goals and three assists in seven games.
– The Eagles continue to bolster their lineup with local talent as seven Canmore boys continue to play prominent roles on the club. They include Simpson, Nils Moser, John Stevens, Simon Philp, Jeremy Gordon, Kyle Pauls, and Roman Melzer. Come down this weekend and cheer on the local boys!
– Eagle forward Joe Serpico, acquired from the Calgary Mustangs on Nov. 1, has put up 15 points in his first 17 games as an Eagle.
– Calgary Flames Public Address announcer “Beesley” will be in Canmore on Saturday night to perform the PA duties for the Eagles in their game against Lloydminster. Make sure you come a few minutes early to enjoy a special pre-game introduction of the Eagle’s starting five. The special intro will start at 6:55 pm.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20 – CAMROSE KODIAKS – 7 PM
– The Kodiaks are in fifth-place in the AJHL Southern Division standings with a record of 17-14-7 and 41 points – just one point behind the fourth-place Eagles.
– The Kodiaks are the hottest team in the AJHL Southern Division right now going 7-2-1 in their last 10 games.
– Kodiak’s goaltender Devin McDonald was the AJHL “Player of the Month” for November as he went 5-0-2 and recorded two shut-outs. McDonald shut-out the Eagles 3-0 in Camrose on Nov. 23.
– The Kodiaks and Eagles have met twice this season with the Kodiaks winning 3-0 on Nov. 23, and 2-1 in an overtime shoot-out on Nov. 24. Both games were played in Camrose.
– Camrose likes to play a physical game as they are second most penalized team in the AJHL. The Kodiaks have been penalized 227 times.
SATURDAY, DECEMEMBER 21 – LLOYDMINSTER BOBCATS – 7 PM
– The Bobcats are in third-place in the AJHL Northern Division standings with a record of 18-15-4 and 40 points.
– The Bobcats are 4-4-2 in their last 10 games.
– The Bobcats will be playing their third consecutive road game when they come to Canmore on Saturday night. They will play in Fort McMurray on Tuesday, Dec. 17 and in Calgary against the Canucks on Friday, Dec. 20.
– Former Olds Grizzly Tanner Dunkle leads the Bobcats in scoring with 32 points in 35 games.