The NPHL season got started in a big way for the Dawson Creek Senior Canucks this past weekend.
They opened up their season at home with a big 5-3 win over the Fort St. John Flyers on Nov. 2, before beating down the Manning Comets 7-0 on the road Nov. 4.
We feel pretty good, thought that we played a really good game against Fort St. John, and in Manning we played pretty sharply, and it was good to get the two wins to start off the year,” said Chris Stevens, Senior Canucks head coach. One of the reasons for the good start is the fact they had full benches for both games.
“We haven’t had full lineups like that for the past couple of years so it was huge,” Stevens said.
The other reason is the team’s forward group. With their new additions of ex-junior players from Fairview, Spirit River and Grande Prairie, the Canucks were able to put up more than 100 shots in the first two games, scoring on 12 of them. Stevens said it was definitely more of a dynamic forward group than years past, which will make the team more of a threat this year.
Frederick Tanguay has three goals and three assists, while Dolan Bjornson has two goals and four assists.
Next up for the Senior Canucks is a home game against the Grande Prairie Athletics on Nov. 9 at 8:30 p.m. The Athletics beat the Flyers 7-0 in their only game of the season thus far.
"Grande Prairie will be one of the top teams in the league, and I know it will be a challenge to our team,” Stevens said. “We’ll see where we stack up and where we can improve for the future.”
“I think we got a pretty confident group right now so hopefully we can keep it going.”