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The clock is ticking for the Voyageurs

The Portage College Voyageurs played two games against MacEwan University over the weekend, losing both, and continuing their season-long winless streak toward the last games of the year. 

Friday night's game was a home game for the Voyageurs at the Bold Centre, and the fanbase might have been working initially.  The Voyageurs scored the first goal of the game and even after the Griffins tied it up to go into the first intermission, the Portage squad came out firing, scoring the 2-1 go-ahead goal early in the second.  But despite the home-ice advantage, the MacEwan squad amounted an unchallenged comeback, scoring straight to beat the home team 9-2.  Saturday’s game of the home-and-home weekend was in Edmonton, with the Voyageurs traveling south for a 9-1 loss that saw five of the Griffin's goals come within the first five minutes of each period.

Season's end

The Voyageurs regular season comes to an end this upcoming weekend as they take on Augustana. The Friday night game is the last home game of the season for Portage, who wrap up the skating year on Saturday at Augustana's Encana Arena in Camrose.

The Voyoageurs are in last place of the eight-team Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference with just two points on the season. League leading NAIT has 44 points, six ahead of second place Red Deer and seven points ahead of third place Grant MacEwan. SAIT is in fourth place.

Only the top six teams head to ACAC league playoffs which begin in the first week of March. Augustana is in fifth place overall, just two points ahead of sixth place Concordia. Briercrest is out of the playoff race with 17 points going into the final weekend of regular season play.

Cheer 'em on

Despite the tough season, college and team officials hope to draw a crowd for Friday's final home game of the season. The puck drops at 7 pm.



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