The Junior Canucks snapped a three game losing streak with a 5-3 win over the Sexsmith Vipers at home.
Brandon Rowley led the effort with two special teams goals, one on the power play and one short handed. Liam Craig, Andrew Davidse, and Dex Elders had the other goals.
By midway through the first, the Canucks had a 2-0 lead, and would never surrender the lead.
However, the coach was not pleased with the effort.
“Tonight was luck, we were outshot in the first period, we were outshot in the second period, and we were outshot in third period. We didn’t play any type of a system, it was a scrambly mess. We still managed to win,” says head coach Gene Cooper. “It wasn’t anything to do with the systems we were supposed to be playing, it was just luck.”
Mathew Ens was credited with 46 saves on 49 shots (.939 SV%).
The Junior C’s play next on Friday with the annual Teddy Bear Toss game against the County of Grande Prairie JDA Kings, who the Canucks have lost their last two matchups against.
“We’ve got to get better. We’ve just got to start playing how we’re supposed to play and doing the things we’re supposed to do out on the ice,” says Cooper.
Puck drop is 8 pm.