Eagles Goal - #21 Jeff Clazie would find the twine with this shot in front of the net.

Eckville senior Eagles win double-header over Slave Lake

The senior ‘AA’ Eckville Eagles played a double header against the Slave Lake Winterhawks.

The horn was blowing at the Eckville Arena.

On November 19 and 20 the senior ‘AA’ Eckville Eagles played a double header against the Slave Lake Winterhawks. The games were never in question as the Eagles would win 9-0 in the first games and 13-3 in the second for a combined total of 22-3.

General Manager and defensemen Reed Watts saw this as a potential outcome of the weekend.

“We kind of knew that was going to be the case,” he said. “It wasn’t pretty.”

The games were in stark contrast to a team that typically prides themselves a low-scoring, defensive games that focuses on protecting their own net before breaking out into the offensive zone.

“You have to remember that these games are far in between,” Watts said. “For us, we have to remember most games if you score four goals that will be the score. You have to grind the other team and then grind out the win. These games are good confidence boosters and guys feel free offensively.”

Despite the lopsided box score, Watts praised the goal tending of the Winterhawks.

“I thought the first game their goalie made a lot of saves,” he said. “He stood on his head for a lot of that game. He had over 60 shots both games.”

Watts was pleased with the effort of his squad, despite some troubling tendencies in the second game on Sunday.

“We weren’t as tight defensively in the second game,” he said. “I would never fault the guys they played hard both games and two games in two days is tough on the body.”

He added “it’s important to remember your basics and work from there. You don’t want to get caught up in that pond style game.”

With the two key wins, the Eagles took sole possession of fifth place with a record of 6-4. They are now within striking distance of both Morinville and Daysland with a big rematch this weekend against Rocky Mountain House.

“Rocky is going to be our biggest rival moving forward and they have really improved their talent,” Watts said. “They will bring a really strong squad after taking Devon to shootout over the weekend and they will be looking for revenge after we embarrassed them in their barn.”

Watts was pleased with the turnout of the Town and is looking for even more support this weekend against Rocky.

“We need a good crowd against Rocky because they will have a strong contingent making the trip,” Watts said. “I would like to see a lot more Eckville faces in those seats watching us take on our HWY 11 rival.”

reporter@sylvanlakenews.com

 

Just Posted

Fish for free

No license is required to ice fish on Family Day weekend

Students to teach principles of self-awareness

Fox Run students will be sharing “U Rock”, a program designed to instill kindness and compassion

Reward offered to find man charged in 2006 murder

RCMP are offering up to $5000 for information leading to the arrest of Kevin Brown

Background checks required for retail cannabis locations

Strict rules and regulations for retail locations was announced at a press conference this morning

Adults and youths charged in multiple armed robberies

Maskwacis and Wetaskiwin RCMP solved multiple armed robberies investigations

WATCH: Red Deer celebrates one year out from 2019 Canada Games

Community gathers at Great Chief Park to commemorate Games milestone

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

#Metoo movement causing confusion in many men, fear of missteps with women: experts

Being painted by the same sweeping brush as those alleged to have mistreated women has angered men

Liberals to dig deeper, aim higher on gender equality in 2018 federal budget

Finance Minister Bill Morneau said the budget would include measures to boost women in the workforce

Trudeau family arrives in India for state visit

Seven-day visit includes meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Military seeks DNA experts to help ID missing war dead

Federal program recovers, identifies and arranges burials for Canada’s nearly 28,000 missing war dead

PHOTOS: CP Rail train derailment near Ellerslie Road

A train derailed on the south end of Edmonton closes streets

Most Canadians believe journalism plays critical role in democracy: poll

Survey suggests 94 per cent of Canadians feel journalism plays ‘important’ part

13 Russians charged in Mueller investigation

Special counsel alleges illegal meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election

Most Read