Friday , 24 September 2021

Pontiacs get big win; go the distance in Thanksgiving Weekend action

Tuesday night points lost

Due to an administration error, the Pontiacs have lost 2 points from their season total. Their 7-2 victory on last Tuesday was disqualified.

“There were a few complications with it, and we had to deal with it. We have moved on past it. Rick wasn’t able to on the bench on Friday. It’s unfortunate, but we have to move on.” Assistant Coach Neil Langridge says.

Pontiacs on the road

It was a big weekend for the young Bonnyville Pontiacs. The weekend saw the Pontiacs go to Lloydminster, and then head up north to Fort McMurray. The Yaks came out of Lloyd with an 8-1 victory, and dropped the game in Fort Mac 2-1. The Fort McMurray shootout was a nine rounder. This is your Lake City Coach Post-Game show.

Game 1 vs Bobcats

The first period was all Pontiacs. The Yaks came out, and scored four goals in the period against the Bobcats. Garin Butler, Charlie Gawlicki, Derek Brown, and PJ Morrocco led the way all scoring goals. The Pontiacs continued their early game swagger in the second period. Derek Brown chipped in his second goal of the game. Bobby Young netted another Yaks goal in the dying minute of the middle frame. Up 6-0 things looked to be over for Lloydminster. Chasetan Braid pushed an unassisted marker past Justin Travis. Travis would stop the rest of the shots he faced, only allowing the one goal. Garin Butler, and Bekkam Willis finished the score sheet for Bonnyville.

Nine round skills competition

The first period in Fort McMurray was a big feeling out process. The shots were 8-8 after the period. The Oil Barons’ Will Conley scored the first goal of the game just a minute into the second. The Pontiacs were edged out in the shot clock 10-9. PJ Morrocco tied the game three minutes into the third period. Bobby Young and Lucas Thorne delivered the assists. The game went to overtime at 1-1, but OT couldn’t solve the tie.

Derek Brown scored the only Pontiacs Shootout goal. He was the first Yaks shooter. Ryan Cox scored in the second round for the Oil Barons. It would take all the way to the ninth round for JC Thivierge to end it for Fort McMurray.

“After the showcase, we’re looking very well. We had a 7-2 victory against Sherwood Park, and then came back against Lloydminster with an 8-1 win. Then we went up to Fort McMurray, whose top in the North, and had a great game today, 1-1 and then lost in a nine round shootout. So it’s nothing but positives since the showcase.” Langridge says.

Pontiacs back home this weekend

The Bonnyville Pontiacs return to the RJ Lalonde Arena this weekend. The Calgary Canucks pay a visit on Friday, and then the Yaks face Canmore on Saturday. Both games are at 7:30 p.m.

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