Nucks News – December 2022

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Recap by Mackenzie Grafton

The Canucks finished November with a record 3-4-2-1 ending the month on a four-game homestand, and with a win over the Sherwood Park Crusaders.

The Canucks acquired two players in the form of a trade over the past month. On November 23rd, the Canucks acquired 2004 forward Bowden Singleton from the Vernon Vipers for Future Considerations. Bowden previously played in the AJHL for two seasons with the Okotoks Oilers, scoring 23 goals and 65 points.

The Canucks also acquired  2002 goaltender Max Pazma from the Crusaders for Future Considerations.  The 6’4 Prazma is in his third season of Jr A hockey with a record of 27-21-1.

Player Spotlight

#14 Sam Lozinski

The 6’1 foot forward scored five goals and six points in the month of November. Lozinski, a native of Calgary joined the Canucks after starting four games this season for the Bonnyville Pontiacs.

Upcoming Home Games

With the Canucks playing a heavy road schedule in December, buy your tickets to our two home dates!


Fri, Nov 4th @ Blackfalds Bulldogs

After a scoreless first at the Eagle Builders Center, the Canucks would break the deadlock with an early second-period goal from Dylan Bidyk. Blackfalds would respond a few minutes later to make it a 1-1 game. In the third period, Dylan Bidyk would yet again find an early goal for a 2-1 lead. With an open empty net, Ty Hipkin would score with a second left to secure a 3-1 win for the Canucks.

Sat, Nov 5th vs Olds Grizzlys

Returning home with a win, the Canucks would get set to host the Olds Grizzlys. The two teams would trade late goals in the opening frame for a 1-1 tie, with Sam Lozinski picking up his 3rd of the season. 53 seconds into the middle period, Sam Callahan broke the tie with his first goal as a Canuck. Calgary carried the lead into the third, but Olds would not go down easy as they would force this game to overtime with the tying goal. Cade Moxham would play spoiler as the visiting Grizzlys would take this game 3-2.

Fri, Nov 11th @ Olds Grizzly

After facing off against the Grizzlys just under a week prior, the Canucks would head up to the OIds Sportsplex looking for revenge. Calgary would come out of the gates hot, scoring three straight goals from Rylan Jockims, Justin Barker and Sam Lozinski. Olds would break into the 3-goal lead with one of their own, but the Canucks weren’t done. Ty Hipkin would score, with Jockims snagging his second of the game. Calgary would be up 5-1 on the road heading into the third. Olds would rally with three goals but ultimately fell short as the Canucks would win this game 5-4.

Sat, Nov 12th vs Camrose Kodiaks

After returning home from Olds with a win, the Canucks needed to get back to work the following night. That night at Ken Bracko Arena, the Kodiaks would jump out to a 3-0 lead early before the Canucks would score two of their own from Cale Sanders and Justin Barker in the second period. In the third, the Kodaks thought they grabbed an issuance maker, leading 4-2 with 18 to play. The Canucks had other ideas, as Brock Mueller would cut into the lead followed by Matt Corbet tying it up moments later. This game would be decided in a shootout, with the Kodaks scoring the lone goal for a 5-4 win.

Tue, Nov 15th vs Brooks Bandits

The Canucks got set to face the Bandits in a back-to-back, home and away two-game series. Brooks came out flying with a goal 20 seconds into the game and never looked back as they take this contest 4-1. Conner Frost scored the lone Calgary goal, with the Canucks ending their point streak at five games.

Wed, Nov 16th @ Brooks Bandits

On night number two of the home and away, the Canucks headed out to Brooks. The Bandits had another strong showing winning this game 7-1. Cale Sanders got Calgary on the scoresheet with his 11th of the season.

Sat, Nov 19th vs Drumheller Dragons

Cale Sanders came out to play as they hosted the Drumheller Dragons. After Drum picked up the opening goal of the game, Cale Sanders would score two goals over two periods for the lead. In the third, Sam Simard would score twice for the Dragons for a 3-2 lead. The Canucks would tie up the game with Ty Hipkin’s 10th of the season. Extra time was needed as the Dragons picked up the win, 4-3.

Tue, Nov 22nd vs Brooks Bandits

The third matchup of the month against the South Division-leading Brooks ended in a 9-0 victory for the Bandits.

Sat, Nov 26th vs Drayton Valley Thunder

The Canucks came out of the opening twenty in a 1-1 tie game when the two teams would trade goals in a span of 38 seconds. Sam Lozinski with his 5th of the season, responded moments after the Thunder’s opening goal. Drayton Valley would score the next three goals for a 4-1 win.

Sun, Nov 27th vs Sherwood Park Crusaders

The Canucks looked to end the month on a high note as they hosted the Sherwood Park Crusaders.  A late-period goal from Sam Lozinski would see the Canucks up 1-0 heading into the second. The Crusaders would get one back near the start of the second, but not before Lozinski broke that tie three minutes later. The next goal of the period was from Ty Hipkin, who put the Nucks up 3-1. Calgary would hold on, only allowing Sherwood Park one goal en route to a 3-2 win.