After a tough 7-4 home loss to the Fort St. John Flyers, the Dawson Creek Senior Canucks rebounded decisively with a 16-1 win over the High Prairie Regals Saturday at Memorial Arena.
The scoring started early, with Brett Norman opening the scoring six minutes into the game, his first of three goals and six points on the night.
The Senior Canucks scored nine in the second period.
The C’s outshot High Prairie 58-21. Josh Round narrowly missed a shutout bid, making 20 saves on 21 shots (.952 SV%).
The win is the continuation of a dominant season that has seen the Canucks go 8-2, the only warts on the record a couple of home losses. (While the Fahler Pirates, of the east division, have one more point than the Canucks, the Pirates have played two more games).
The team credits depth to their success thus far.
“We’re a lot deeper than we were last year,” says Levi George, who scored a hattrick and an assist Saturday. “We’re pretty well rounded. Our forwards right through to our goalies, it’s always good having two good goalies, and I think our D core is pretty solid this year too, very solid. That helps a lot. And we’re getting scoring from a lot of guys.”
This week, the Senior Canucks have a chance to address one of those two teams that have bested them. A home and home goes against Fort St. John, with the Flyers hosting Thursday night and DC home Saturday.
With FSJ already four points back of DC and GP in the west division standings, you can bet both teams will be motivated to take the sweep. A DC sweep and the Canucks take a more comfortable spot in first and dig the Flyers a pretty deep hole; Fort St. John wins both they’re right back tied.
“Those are two huge games, we can put them in a bad spot and put ourselves in an even better one, so we’ll hopefully get four points this upcoming week,” says George.
Puck drop is 8:30 pm in FSJ Thursday and at 8 pm at the Memorial Arena Saturday.