Saturday, December 20, 2008

Canucks 5 Blades 1

BEAVERLODGE AB -- It took a 67 shot effort from the Canucks to outlast the Beaverlodge Blades en route to a 5-1 victory on Friday night.

The Canucks went into Beaverlodge on Friday night looking for their third straight victory. Cody Garnett was between the pipes while 21 year old Sheldon Longston was in goal for the Blades and they would be the centre of attention all night.

Dawson Creek got on the board in the first five minutes of play when Carl Dahlen found Jason Higson with a beautiful pass that was buried behind Longsdon to make it 1-0. Lucas McKenzie drew the second assist on the play.

In the second it was Higson again. Just past the midway point the speedy forward was sent in all alone on a breakaway but was hauled down from behind. Penalty shot. Longsdon got the better of him on this occasion keeping the Blades within one. The one goal lead was extended late in the period when Justin McLeod scooped up a loose puck in the high slot and fired it past the Blades netminder to make it 2-0 after fourty minutes. McKenzie and Dahlen added the helpers.

The home side got on the board early in the third to cut the lead to one but the Canucks would soon pull away. Carl Dahlen provided the Safeway turning point after backhanding a rebound past Lonsdon just prior to the midway point. Colter McLean and Lewis Weaver would add singles before the game was through and the final was 5-1.

Shots on goal in the hockey game were 67-21 in favour of the Dawson Creek Jr Canucks. The Canucks power play went 0/6 while the Blades went 1/11.

Brass Scissors three stars: 1) Longsdon 2) Dahlen 3) Garnett.

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