Canadiens 3rd, Ice 4th, Tigers 5th as teams pause for Christmas: NEAJBHL

Lakeland teams in the NEAJBHL will not have games until the new year after last weekend’s action put a bow on the 2021 year. 

The St. Paul Canadiens doubled up the Cold Lake Ice 8-4 on Friday in their fifth head-to-head matchup this season. 

Canadiens forwards Kyler Steinhauer-Morin, William Chemago, and Brody Green each had a pair of goals, while Elijah Brown from the Ice also potted two in a losing effort. 

These two local rivals have been competitive when matched up this year, as St. Paul now has the 3-2 season-series edge before they wrap up head-to-head on Friday, January 14. 

The Canadiens sit 3rd in the NEAJBHL standings with a 17-6-2 record, two points behind Wainwright for 1st and one behind Killam for 2nd. 

Cold Lake reversed those fortunes on Saturday night defeating the Killam Wheat Kings 3-2. Christian Foisy and Ty Harper scored 3rd period goals for the comeback, while Dustin Johnston-Watson made 21 saves in the winning effort. 

With Cold Lake’s game on Sunday against the Lac La Biche Clippers cancelled, the Ice have a 11-12-2 record to sit 4th in the NEAJBHL. That leaves them one point above the Vermilion Tigers who do have a game in hand and 12 behind St. Paul for 3rd. 

Meanwhile, after a Thursday night loss to Killam, the Tigers put together a 9-5 throwdown on the Clippers on Friday night, scoring five unanswered 3rd period goals to earn the team’s 10th victory of the season. 

The Clippers’ Saturday game against Wainwright was also cancelled. Their record so far this season is 6-14-2.