Nucks News – February 2023

Calgary Canucks host the Canmore Eagles at the Ken Bracko Arena, Max Bell Centre, Tuesday, Jan 24, 2023. @theAJHL

Recap by Mackenzie Grafton

The Canucks finished January with a record of 3-7-1 after a month that saw them spend the first half on the road and finish at home. With 11 games remaining in the year, Calgary sits in seventh in the AJHL South but does have a chance to make up some ground as they sit six points back of the Camrose Kodiaks in fifth.

Player Spotlight

#18 Bowden Singleton

Joining Calgary via a trade in November, Bowden Singleton has scored eight goals and 18 points in 15 games played with the Canucks. Singleton scored six of his eight goals in January and had four multipoint games.

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Sun, Jan 1st @ Canmore Eagles

2023 was off to a rocky start for the Canucks as they dropped a New Year’s Day game 6-1 to host Canmore Eagles. Ty Hipkin found the solo goal for his club in the second period.

Sat, Jan 7th @ Olds Grizzlys

The Canucks looked to bounce back in the next game as they faced the Olds Grizzlys. Olds would strike first but the Canucks would go on and score four straight from four different players over two periods of play. The Grizzlys would score the final goal of the second period to make it a 4-2 game. Matt Corbet would seal the deal with his second goal of the game to win it 5-2 in Olds.

Sun, Jan 8th @ Drumheller Dragons

Another two-goal game for Matt Corbet wouldn’t be enough for the Canucks as they drop an 8-2 contest versus the Drumheller Dragons.

Thurs, Jan 12th @ Drayton Valley Thunder

The Thunder would lead 4-1 after one over the Canucks, with Matt Corbet scoring in his third straight game. Drayton Valley added to their lead with two early goals in the second, the Canucks would try to start a rally with goals from Cale Sanders and Justin Barker for a 6-3 game. In the third, Thunder goalie Cole Savage remained strong facing 19 shots and holding on for the 6-3 win over Calgary.

Fri, January 13th @ Grande Prairie Storm

Justin Barker opened the scoring in Grande Prairie with Ty Toews tying up the game for the Storm. Another pair of goals were traded in the second period, the Strom scoring first and then a Bowden Singleton goal made it a 2-2 game. Scoreless in the third and overtime, this game would need a shootout. The Canucks scored on 3 of 4 attempts to take the two points.

Sat, Jan 14th @ Whitecourt Wolverines

Daxton Budd scored the tying goal in the first, but the Canucks would leave Whitecourt without a point dropping this game 3-1. Canucks had a good showing on the penalty kill, allowing just one goal on eight Wolverines’ powerplays.

Fri, Jan 20th vs Camrose Kodiaks 

After seven games on the road, the Canucks returned home to play their first home game of 2023. Playing host to the Kodiaks, Bowden Singleton got the Canucks going early with a goal, Camrose would respond shortly after to make it 1-1. In the second, it was all Calgary as they took a 4-1 lead with goals from Riley Hearn, Cale Sanders and Rylan Jockims. In the final frame, the Canucks scored on a goal by Matt Corbet and allowed just one en route to a 5-2 win.

Sat, Jan 21st vs Blackfalds Bulldogs

11 goals were scored between the two teams in a wild edition of Hockey night in Calgary. The Bulldogs would hold off a Canucks in a 3rd-period rally in a 6-5 win for the road team. Canucks depth showed as five different players chipped in for a goal. Justin Barker was the second star of the night with three points.

Tues, Jan 24 vs Canmore Eagles

Riley Hearn scored a single goal for the Canucks in a 4-1 decision against the Canmore Eagles. The Canucks outshot the Eagles in the final two frames and had a chance on the Penalty shot, and had a good showing shorthanded, killing off six of seven penalties.

Fri, Jan 27th vs Fort McMurray Oil Barons

After two periods of play, the Canucks and Oil Barons found themselves in a 1-1 tie. Bowden Singleton scored in the first and Barons scored a single goal in the second. Dylan Bidyk scored in the third but the Barons would fight back to force the game to overtime. The Canucks would take this game 3-2 in overtime. Justin Barker scored his 23rd on the season with the overtime winner

Sat, Jan 28th vs Bonnyville Pontiacs

Trailing by two in the second, Ty Hipkin and Cale Sanders would tie up the game, but Pontiacs had other ideas as they would end up retaking a two-goal lead. In the third period, Bonnyville would score another goal to make it 5-2. Shortly after, the Canucks would battle back to bring themselves within a goal, with Riley Hearn and Bowden Singleton finding the back of the net. Under two minutes later, the Pontiacs would grab their third two-goal lead of the game with under four to play. The Canucks would get within another goal when Daniel Rozsival scored on a Penalty shot with four seconds left on the clock. Bonnyville would take this nailbiter, 6-5.