Canucks have a successful weekend versus the Okotoks Oilers!

Canucks take the win with a 5-0 score!

The Canucks and Oilers gave a hard fought first period. With tensions rising both teams remained scoreless in the first. First penalty of the game went to #22 Jordan Davies of the Okotoks Oilers for roughing. Shortly after another Oiler goes to the penalty box, #2 Travis Verveda for tripping. No more than a couple minutes later Canucks player #22 Josh Giacomin goes to the penalty box for elbowing and makes the game 4-on-4. For the first period, shots on goal were 8-7 for the Canucks.  With some pushing and shoving the first period ends to make an interesting beginning of the second.

With tension rising the Canucks took the period with their first goal seven minutes into the second by #7 Chandler Irvin, assisted by #8 Ryan McKinnon and #9 Ben Assad. Following a string of penalties #7 Chandler Irvin scored the second goal of the game assisted by #9 Ben Assad and #22 Josh Giacomin. Heading into the third period the score is 2-0 for the Canucks with 25 shots on goal by Canucks and 18 shots on goal by the Oilers.

The Canucks started the third period up 2-0. Not long into the period a fight broke out sending two players, #24 Dalton Ossman of the Canucks and #12 Braydon Jenkins of the Oilers off the ice with a five minute major and a game misconduct. Quickly following the fight, #12 Andrew Marshall puts the puck into the back of the Oilers net bringing the score up to 3-0 for the Canucks, assisted by #4 Allan MacPherson and #20 Austin Ehret. With a back and forth of penalties minutes between the teams #9 Ben Assad puts it to an end with a goal, assisted by #8 Ryan McKinnon and #22 Josh Giacomin bringing the score to 4-0. With a 10-man fight more penalties get handed out. With another penalty for the Oilers, the Canucks get a power play goal scored by #12 Andrew Marshall, assisted by #21 Kyler Magus and #15 Reed Morison.

Canucks take the game with a 5-0 win! 4 shots on goal by the Canucks and 29 shots on goal by the Oilers.  Canucks star of the game with a shutout was #30 Logan Drackett.

Canucks get the shootout win after an intense game!

On Saturday night the Canucks were in Okotoks for part 2 of the back to back match up against the Oilers.   Coming off the 5-0 victory on Friday night the Canucks were looking for a repeat from the night before.  The Oilers came out of the gate strong getting their first of the night at 2:50 of the first period with a goal from #19 Colin O’Neill.   At the end of the first period the Oilers were up 1-0 and shots were 14-5 in favor of the Oilers.

Looking to get back in the game the Canucks took to the ice for the second period.  Capitalizing on the power play Canucks captain #7 Chandler Irvin put one past Morris with help from #9 Ben Assad and #8 Ryan McKinnon.  A minute later Canucks forward #25 Michael Spenrath put another on the board to put the Canucks up by 1 – assists going to #20 Austin Ehret and #21 Kyler Magus.  The lead was short lived as #5 Reece Soukoroff tied up the game at 14:01 of the second period.

Heading into the third the game was tied at 2 apiece.  There were chances on both ends of the ice but neither team was able get one past goaltenders Drackett and Morris to take the lead. Still tied at the end of the game we were heading to OT.  After some intense 3-on-3 action neither team could capitalize and so the off to a shootout.

Neither team had success ending the game after 3 rounds of shooters.  The Oilers were up first in the 4th round sending out #27 Trey Degraaf, who was able to put one in the net.  Up for the Canucks was number #8 Ryan McKinnon who shot one past Morris to send us to round 5.  It took 7 rounds for the Canucks to finally end the game as #7 Chandler Irvin put one in the back of the net with a shot past Morris on the glove side. 

With the 3-2 win over the Oilers, the Canucks take the season head-to-head series 4-2.  With 45 saves #30 Logan Drackett was chosen as the Canucks game star.

Up next:

The Canucks hit the road for a battle against the Brooks Bandits this Friday, March 4.  Then Saturday its Canucks Appreciation Night at Max Bell.  Join us for our last home game of the regular season as the Canucks host the Old Grizzlys.  – Tailgate starts at 5:30, puck drops at 7:00. 

Come out and cheer on the Canucks for their last home game before playoff!!