CALGARY CANUCKS 4 LLOYDMINSTER BOBCATS 5
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Saturday, September 14, 2013
The Calgary Canucks headed out for their first overnight road trip of the year and came up just short with a 5-4 loss to the host Lloydminster Bobcats at Centennial Civic Centre Arena.
The team got on the board early as the powerplay kicked into gear with Jordan Wiest picking up his first of the season from Derek Thorogood and Curtis Lewington. The back and forth action lead to a 2-2 tie after one with Thorogood adding his own powerplay gal.
The Canucks started the second on the powerplay only to let in a shorthanded goal before Wiest notched his second of the game right after the powerplay ended. Both teams battled before rookie Andrew McCann was credited with the Canucks fourth goal ahead of the second intermission.
In the third, quiet back and forth was replaced by two goals by the home team as McDonald and Mulder both scored unassisted. The Canucks were furious in their pursuit of a tie that could bring them to overtime, but they couldn’t put one in.
The 5-4 loss puts the Canucks at 0-3 on the year, but the team has had leads in all three games and been very competitive. They travel to Bonnyville where they will face the Pontiacs at 2:00 pm tomorrow, Sunday the 15th.
CALGARY CANUCKS 1 BONNYVILLE PONTIACS 7
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Sunday, September 15, 2013
After three one-goal losses to start the season, the Calgary Canucks came into Bonnyville’s RJ Lalonde Arena looking for to finally notch a win. Instead, a series of discouraging bad bounces in the first period led to a big win for the home Bonnyville Pontiacs and a rather long bus ride home for the Canucks.
The game started off with a powerplay within the first few seconds, but the Canucks were unable to capitalize and their troubles started soon after as the Pontiacs put up their first marker. The visitors got into their own penalty troubles later in the first and Bonnyville capitalized to lead 2-0 after one. The Canucks couldn’t get one in and it seemed as though everything the Pontiacs threw at the net found its way home.
During the second, it was more of the same as the Pontiacs kept up the pressure and the Canucks’ powerplay couldn’t get anything going unlike the night before when they scored twice. The team was frustrated but couldn’t get any momentum going. Bonnyville made it 4-0 after two.
In the third, Bonnyville kept padding their lead before Logan Franz finally got one in for the Canucks. He was selected as the team’s player of the game. The end result was a 7-1 loss which will make the drive home particularly long.
There is only one more road game before the Canucks finally start their home schedule. They will play in Camrose on Friday the 20th before hosting the Whitecourt Wolverines on Saturday the 21st at Max Bell Centre at 7pm. A big crowd is expected to greet the team on the first night.
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