Joe McWilliams
Lakeside Leader

Slave Lake’s Junior hockey team, the Icedogs, stayed true to recent form in weekend action; i.e. they lost big to High Prairie and won by about the same margin over the Gibbons Pioneers.

Friday night’s tilt in HP saw the Redwings wallop the visitors 9 – 3. Saturday on home ice, the ‘Dogs schooled Gibbons to the tune of 10 – 3.

“Really poor third period Friday night,” says head coach Gregg Kennedy. “It was 4 – 3 after two. Not a good finish.”

On Saturday, Slave Lake led 5 – 1 after one period, and the rest was pretty much academic.

One notable highlight of that game was the first goal as an Icedog by local player Logan Bigstone. He whacked in a goalmouth pass from Nolan Janvier at even strength to give the home team a 3 – 0 lead just six and a half minutes into the first period.

Besides Bigstone, Houston Corrigal, Benjamin Jones and Loïc Dury each scored twice; Erol Durocher, Janvier and Matt Kunuk also scored. Connor Johnson went the distance in net for Slave Lake.

On Friday night, the first period was scoreless. The second was a wild one, with the Redwings scoring four straight, and the Icedogs responding with three of their own to end the first period. But that was as good as it got for Slave Lake. Scoring for the ‘Dogs were Griffin Thiessen, Dury and Landon Ahenakew.

Next up for the Icedogs is a Friday night game in Fox Creek. They have Saturday off and host Edson in a 2:30 p.m. game on Sunday, Oct. 31.

Icedogs’ goalie Connor Johnson freezes the puck in Saturday’s home game, as a Gibbons player hovers, helplessly hoping for a rebound. The Icedogs won the game 10 – 3.
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