The Eckville Midget Eagles continue to show why they are one of the premier midget teams in the Province of Alberta.
After a few unexpected losses in the first half of the season before the holidays, the Eagles broke open the gates of 2017 going 2-0-1 through their first games of the year grabbing five out a possible six points against Red Deer, Okotoks and Lacombe.
Highlighting the three game span was a convincing 7-3 victory over Okotoks on Friday that saw Eagle Braidon Westin grab a resounding four goals and an assist for five points on the night. Eagle Brett Westin added a goal of his own and two helpers for three points. The night saw eight Eagles players get on the score sheet.
Goaltender for the midget Ealges, Lincoln Tisdale, stopped 26 out of 29 shots on the night. The game saw the Eagles pick up only 12 minutes in penalties.
The weekend brings their regular season record to 4-3-3 and 5-1-0 in the tiering round.
Braiden Westin leads the Eagles with 15 goals and 17 assists on the season for a total of 32 points, while Brett Westin has four goals and 11 assists for a total of 15 points.
Pattison Wade, who has played the majority of minutes between the pipes with six games played has a goals against average (GAA) of 3.43, while Tisdale sits at 4.00 in three games played.
The Eagles go back on the road for two games in the south against Okotoks and Chestermere before returning for a game on January 21 against High Country at 7 p.m. at the Eckville Arena.
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