One win, one loss for Junior Icedogs

Joe McWilliams
Lakeside Leader

High-scoring games seem to be the rule when the Slave Lake Icedogs tangle with the High Prairie Redwings lately. In Friday’s game, the Icedogs came out on top by a 10 – 6 score.

What’s going on? One thing is for sure; when the ‘Dogs are rolling, they are capable of winning big. Of course they are also capable of losing, which they did on Saturday – 6 – 5 in overtime to the Northern Alberta Tomahawks.

In Friday’s game, the Redwings had the edge in play in the first period, out-shooting Slave Lake 18 – 7 and on the scoreboard 3 – 2. In the second, the ‘Dogs caught fire, scoring four times, to lead 6 – 4 after two. Four more in the third made it a bit of a runaway.

Nigel Cardinal led the way with four goals for the Icedogs. Defenceman Danil Babchuk stepped up with a four-point effort. Hakim Ratt and Austin Mood-Flagg scored two apiece. In net, Nelson Schiller was strong, stopping 42 shots.

Saturday’s game, as noted, went into overtime. After coming back from an early deficit, the Icedogs gave up the tying goal with less than a minute left in the third period. Owen Pearson and Gerik Giroux each scored twice for Slave Lake. Schiiler faced 36 shots in net for the ‘Dogs.

The Icedogs play in High Prairie this Friday. On Saturday they play in Enoch.

Darian Alook of the Slave Lake Icedogs scores agaist the High Prairie Redwings in Friday’s game.

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