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Saturday , 10 April 2021

Kwaitkowski Records First Shut-out for the Canadiens

St. Paul Jr B Canadiens shout out the Lloydminster Bandits 4-0

The St. Paul Jr B Canadiens braved the cold weather to head east to take on the Lloydminster and extend their win streak to five games with a 4-0 win over the Bandits. Head Coach of the Canadiens, Joe Young says the club is really coming into its own.

“Overall, we played a solid game; right from puck drop,” says the coach. The Candiens waited until 17:16 in the first to light it up, with a goal from Brodin Ference with the assists to Adam Neibrandt and Dyson Roy. “What’s really catching our eyes, is how good our goal tending and defense has been this year. When we can retrieve loose pucks in our zone and make good passes, it changes the outlook of our hockey club.”

Defense stayed strong through the second period, with three more Canadiens’ goals put in. Braydon Burak from linemate  Roy at 3:18, followed by the switcheroo, Roy putting in a goal from Burak, with the help of  Ference, to make it a 3-0 game. Final goal of the game from Arron Gagne at 14:38 from Ryley Wozniak and Morgan Greve. “Our third line was fantastic,” Coach Young says he was impressed by the efforts of Burak, Roy, and Ference. “They were in on three of the four goals and created a lot of room down low. They had a good cycle going and created a lot of plays off of it. They definitely stood out by how hard they worked in the corners.”

“We’re in a good position, where we can rotate our goaltending. They’re both very good at what they do and it keeps them very fresh,” Coach Young says the team has been able to rotate between rookie goalie, Tyler Kwiatkowski and veteran David Rupp, pretty steady throughout the season. Saturday’s game served as Kwiatkowski‘s first shout out as a Canadiens.

The Vermilion Tigers will be travelling to St. Paul to meet the Canadiens Friday at 8:00 at the Clancy Richard Arena. WIN tickets on LCN.

 

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