Tough Week for the Canucks

Friday night the Canucks travelled out to Okotoks to take on the Oilers for the third time this season.

Things remained fairly quiet between the two teams in the first period as neither team was able to put the puck in the back of the net. At the end of the first shots were 12-8 in favour of the Oilers. 

The Canucks opened the scoring in the second period with a short-handed goal by #27 Jordan McConnell who was set up on the play by #7 Josh Gagne and #19 Parker Ward.  Late in the period the Oilers tied up the game with a goal by #26 Cory Santoro. After 40 minutes of play the game was tied 1-1.  Shots on net were 17 for the Canucks and 24 for the Oilers. 

In the third things took a turn as the Oilers were able to take a 5-1 lead.   With the Canucks unable to get back in the game, the Oilers won 5-1.  Shots at the end of the game were 34-31 for the Oilers. 

The Star of the game for the Canucks was #27 Jordan McConnell.

Up next the Canucks headed up north to take on the Camrose Kodiaks for the final time this season.   The Kodiaks were first to make a move as #39 Mckenzie Bauer scored at 10:59 of the first period. The Canucks fought hard but were unable to tie the game in the first.  Shots on net were 10-8 for the Kodiaks.

To start the second #22 Nicolas Correale extended the lead for the Kodiaks scoring on the power play at 2:03.  The Canucks responded to move within one as #5 Coby Mack put one in the net with help from #13 Connor Blake.  With just under 5 minutes remaining in the period #39 Mckenzie Bauer scored to make it 3-1 for the Kodiaks.  At the end of the second the shots on net were 20-17 in favour of the Canucks. 

In the third the Canucks were looking to get back in the game.  At 9:21 #8 Dylan Williamson was able to get the puck past the Kodiaks goaltender after being set up on the play by #12 Andrew Marshall.  Still down by 1 the Canucks pulled their goaltender for the extra attacker in an attempt to take the game to overtime.  Things didn’t go their way as the #3 Jack Thomas scored an empty net goal to make it 4-2 Kodiaks.   Shots at the end of the game were 34-31 for the Canucks.

#12 Andrew Marshall was selected as the Canucks game star.

Up next the Canucks return home this Wednesday, December 14, when they host the Okotoks Oilers. To wrap up December the Canucks will host the Bonnyville Pontiacs on December 16th before the Fort McMurray Oil Barons come to town on December 18th.

Go Canucks Go!