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Wednesday , 8 December 2021
Returning St. Paul Canadiens netminder Bradley Mistol waits between the pipes when they visited the Cold Lake Ice on Oct. 8.

Lakeland Jr. B teams win one, lose one over weekend: NEAJBHL recap

Cold Lake, St. Paul, and Lac La Biche each went 1-1 over the weekend as North Eastern Alberta Junior B Hockey League standings inch closer together. 

The Cold Lake Ice wiped the Lloyd Bandits 5-0 on home ice Friday but suffered their second defeat at the hands of the Killam Wheat Kings this season, who are off to an impressive 6-0 start. 

Ethan Peake scored two goals for a three-point night, Scott Thackeray earned two assists, and Dustin Johnston-Watson stopped all 23 shots to remain undefeated for his season while gaining his first shutout against the Bandits. Johnston-Watson is third in the NEAJBHL is Goals Against Average 2.30 and second in save percentage .944.

The Killam Wheat Kings powerplay capitalized on two opportunities and Kobe Charchun’s two goals put the Killam forward in the NEAJBHL scoring lead on route to the 3-0 loss for the Ice on Saturday night.

Meanwhile, the St. Paul Canadiens and Lac La Biche Clippers split games this weekend with the visitors winning each contest. Clippers netminder Joshua Irving made 53 saves and Maeson Stabbler and Chase Caron each potted 3rd period goals to break the tie and win 7-5 for Lac La Biche.

However, St. Paul took it back to the Clippers on Sunday evening scoring seven goals themselves for a 7-2 victory and sit 3rd in the NEAJBHL standings. 

Canadiens forward Brody Green is on a scoring tear out of the gates. With just three of his games recorded (Sunday’s boxscore is not currently published) he has 10 points in 3 games, including seven goals. This expands on his pace he had in 2019-20 where he scored 25 goals in 30 games.

The Vermilion Tigers played the Wainwright Bisons on Thursday and dropped a 3-1 contest at home. The Tigers were idle this weekend. Vermilion and Lloydminster remain winless. 

Upcoming games: 

  • Vermilion @ Lloyd – Thursday, Oct. 21
  • St. Paul @ Killam – Friday, Oct. 22 
  • Cold Lake @ Vermilion – Friday, Oct. 22 
  • Lac La Biche @ Lloyd – Saturday, Oct. 23 
  • St. Paul @ Lloyd – Sunday, Oct. 24
  • Wainwright @ Vermilion – Sunday, Oct. 24

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.