Nucks News – March 2023

Max Prazma getting ready to hit the iceMax Prazma Pre-Game Concentration 2023. Photo Credit Dave Watling.

Recap by Mackenzie Grafton

The Canucks finished off February and the start of March with a record 3-9-1. The regular
season has ended, and Calgary is set to play the Blackfalds Bulldogs in round one of the AJHL playoffs. Congratulations to Canucks goaltender Max Prazma who has been committed to the Division 1 University of St. Thomas, which is the first D1 commit in 5 years!

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#14 Sam Lozinski

Sam Lozinski ended the season with 11 goals and 28 points in 42 games with the Canucks.
Lozinski. Lozinski scored a hat trick in the final home game of the season vs the Grizzlys.

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Fri, Feb 3rd vs Blackfalds Bulldogs

A five-goal opening frame at Ken Bracko saw the Canucks trail behind the Bulldogs 3-2.
Blackflads took over in the second with three goals, with the Canucks scoring a lone third-period
goal. The Bulldogs would win this game 6-3.

Sat, Feb 4th @ Blackfalds Bulldogs

To start a six-game road trip, the Canucks would have another matchup against the Bulldogs.
Blackfalds would take this game 5-1, with Cale Sanders finding the single goal for Calgary.

Fri, Feb 10th @ Sherwood Park Crusaders

It was a Friday night barn burner in Sherwood Park as the two teams traded 12 goals over the
first two periods, with the Canucks having six players find the back of the net. After a wild 40
minutes of play, the game was all tied 6-6. The goalies kept the cage locked down for the next
25 minutes taking this game to a shootout. Both goalies were sharp in the shootout, as it took
five rounds before Luke Munroe beat Max Prazma for a 7-6 win for the Crusaders.

Sat, Feb 11th @ Lloydminster Bobcats

The Canucks found themselves in another high-scoring affair the following night in Lloydminster.
After allowing the first goal of the game, the Canucks responded quickly with a goal from Ty
Hipkin. Tied 1-1 after one, the Canucks jumped out to a 4-3 lead in the second period with three
more Canucks chipping in. Early in the third, the Bobcats tied up the game, but Justin Barker
would find another lead for the Canucks. Unfortunately for the Canucks, Matthew Swanson
would score a pair of goals for the Bobcats in the final ten minutes for a 6-5 win.

Sun, Feb 12th @ Bonnyville Pontiacs

A wild Sunday afternoon matchup against the Pontiacs saw the Canucks tie up the game on two
separate occasions, but would fall just short as Bonnyville walked away with an 8-5 victory.
Justin Barker and Daniel Rozsival both had a great game, each with a two-goal performance.

Fri, Feb 17th @ Brooks Bandits

The Canucks last stop on the six-game road trip saw a match-up with the Brooks Bandits. The
Bandits would take this game 6-1. Rylan Jockims scored the lone goal for the Canucks.

Sat, Feb 18th vs Whitecourt Wolverines

Returning home, the Canucks would bounce back with a matchup against the Wolverines.
Caden Stenkien would score his 5th of the season in the first, Gavin Schmidt made it a 2-0
game in the second, and Ty Hipkin made it 3-0 early in the third. Whitecourt would get in the
scoresheet with a single goal moments before Justin Barker would score en route to a 4-1 win.

Mon, Feb 20 @ Okotoks Oilers

Canucks hit the road again for a lone date with the Oilers. Okotoks shut down the Canucks in a
5-1 victory. Zephyr LaPlante scored for Calgary.

Fri, Feb 24 vs Blackfalds Bulldogs

Caden Steinke opened up the scoring for the Canucks, but the Bulldogs had other ideas as they
jumped out to a 3-1 lead. In the third, the Canucks had a good showing outshooting the
Bulldogs 13-7 and even made it a one-goal game from Sam Lozinski. But that would be all as
the Bulldogs held on for a 3-2 win.

Sat, Feb 25th vs Canmore Eagles

The Canucks had a strong outing the following night and bounced back with a 5-1 win over the
visiting Canmore Eagles. Daniel Rozsival led the way with two goals, with the other three goals
from Sam Callahan, Ty Hipkin, and Dylan Bidyk. Max Prazma stopped 27 of 28 shots he faced
for the win.

Tue, Feb 28th vs Drumheller Dragons

Cale Sanders cut into the Dragons 2-0 lead early in the third and the Canucks pushed for the
tying goal pulling the goalie for the extra man. Despite the effort, the Dragons added two empty
net goals.

Fri, Mar 3rd vs Olds Grizzlys

The Canucks came out to play in the last home game of the season as they hosted the Olds
Grizzlys. Matt Corbet scored a pair of goals, reaching 20 goals on the season, and Conner Frost
made it 3-0 in one period. Rylan Jockims scored his 10th in the second before Olds would grab
their first of the game. The Canucks would score three more times in the second before Olds
scored three of their own for a 7-4. In the final frame, Sam Lozinski picked up his third of the
game for the hat trick, with the Canucks picking up an 8-4 win.

Sat, Mar 4th @ Blackfalds Bulldogs

Calgary hit the road for the last game of the season, but the Canucks had trouble containing the
Bulldogs offence in a 9-4 game. Justin Barker had a 3-points and picked up his 29th goal of the