The Cold Lake Ice’s hot start carried over in a 3-1 victory over the St. Paul Canadiens on Friday, the first time these rivals faced off this season.
Both teams entered the game undefeated as the Ice swept three games in as many days last weekend while the Canadiens were 2-0.
Veteran Scott Thackeray, Kache Waskahat, and Ethan Peake provided the goals, and Dustin Johnson-Watson made 42 of 43 saves for the win.
“We got some good young kids and some wily old veterans that love to play hockey,” said coach Scott Hood who sounded bullish on his team after the win.
“They’ve bought into some systems and structure, and they obviously work hard, and we’ve gotten goal scoring from all lines, so it’s nice to start 4-0.I think, if we check the record books, I think the last time we started 4-0 t0 start the season we have to go back to Chase Nypower and Chase Brown. This is Year 7 for me and I know I’ve never started 4-0, so it feels pretty good,” said Hood.
All of Cold Lake’s steam failed to carry over the following night at Imperial Oil Place against the Killam Wheat Kings, as the visitors got a 4-1 win, but that didn’t knock Cold Lake out of first place with 8 points so far.
Brody Green with tremendous game
Brody Green had a game he’ll never forget on Saturday night. The Canadiens forward scored 5 goals and added 2 assists for an absurd display against the Vermilion Tigers at the Clancy Richard Arena on Saturday night.
His offensive eruption allowed the Canadiens to break away in the third period against the Vermilion Tigers to ensure a bounceback 7-4 win to improve their record on the season to 3-1.
The Lac La Biche Clippers notched their first victory of the season Saturday night at the Bold Center vs the Wainwright Bisons.
Joshua Irving made 41 saves for the shutout as Keanu Foulds, Sami Fyith, and Donald Fox provided the run support for the Clippers to get back in the win column.
The Vermilion Tigers will look to get off the snide Thursday night as they host the Wainwright Bisons at 8pm.
On Friday, the Canadiens host the Clippers at 8pm and the Ice see Lloydminster for the second time this season at Imperial Oil Place at 8pm.
Cold Lake can revenge Saturday against the Killam Wheat Kings on the road, while the Clippers will tango with the Canadiens again on Sunday at the Bold Center for a 4:00pm start.
Cold Lake Ice forward Scott Thackeray