The Eagles finished off a tough home and home with the Devon Oil Barons over the weekend.
After dropping the first game, the Eagles lost a difficult one to the Barons 8-4 in Devon, cashing in on three power play attempts.
Team Owner and Assistant Captain Reed felt the 8-4 score was not indicative of the Eagles play.
“We felt like we dominated the play at times – we just never owned a whole period. We pushed the play for good chunks of each period,” he said. “We just couldn’t score two in a row and they got out to a two-goal lead.”
The Eagles Mathew Kinnunen chipped in with two goals, while Devon Hobbs and Chance Abbott each added one in the difficult outing for Eckville’s new team. The Eagles continue on the road this weekend with a must-win matchup against Westlock – that would bring the Eagles back home at 3-3 for their matchup with last year’s league champs Daysland on November 5.
“This is a must-win, the last thing we want to do is come home with a sub .500 record,” Watts said. “I was hoping to come home 4-2 but we will take 3-3. Coming home on a high note will be a good thing. We need the spirits high going up against Daysland.”
He added that a win in Westlock will help the locker room as the team was disheartened after the past three tough losses following a strong season start seeing two wins.
“We had a good player’s meeting after last week’s game which helps,” Watts said “It’s good to get your voice out – we chatted about what went wrong. Hopefully we come home 3-3 and have the fans push us to beat Daysland on November 5.
The Eagles will play at home 8:30 p.m. on November 5 against Daysland. Support the Eagles by cheering them on.