Monday, October 6, 2008

Canucks recap // NWJHL results

Dawson Creek -- The Canucks followed up their victory in Grande Prairie with a come from behind 5-4 victory over the Slave Lake Wolves Saturday night at the Memorial Arena.


A pre-game ceremony was held in memory of former trainer Vince Scheck and game announcer Jim Johnston, both of whom passed away this past summer.


On the ice the Canucks didn't quite have the start they envisioned.  The Wolves led 1-0 after twenty minutes thanks to a power play marker from Niklas Plourde.


The Wolves and Canucks traded goals a couple times in the second period.  John Howes got the home side on the board less than a minute after Slave Lake score short handed to take a two goal lead.  The teams then traded goals midway through the period and before forty minutes was up the Canucks had tied the hockey game.  With three and a half minutes to play Charles Radke finished off a nice passing play to beat Wolves goaltender Nico Perry and the teams went to the locker rooms tied at three.


Dawson Creek kept the pressure up in the third and took their first lead of the game just over seven minutes in.  Justin McLeod beat Perry and then the JC's Reed Smith added an insurance marker just past the midway point of the period.


Slave Lake made things interesting at the 16:51 mark when Tyson Price beat Cody Garnett to cut the lead to one but that's as close as the Wolves would get.  Dawson Creek held on for the 5-4 win


The Canucks were 0 for 4 on the power play with two short handed goals against while the penalty kill was 6 for 7.


Three stars of the broadcast:

* Reed Smith (DC)

** Charles Radke (DC)

***Kurtis Kubel (SL)


Results from this past weekend in the NWJHL

Friday Oct 3

Grande Prairie 2 Dawson Creek 5

Beaverlodge 3 Fort St John 5

Peace River 6 Sexsmith 2

Saturday Oct 4

Whitecourt 5 Peace River 1

Fort St John 4 Grande Prairie 1

Dawson Creek 5 Slave Lake 4

Sunday Oct 5

Sexsmith 1 Slave Lake 8

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