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Canadiens holding strong in third place

The St. Paul Canadiens are in third place in the NEAJBHL, while the Cold Lake Ice are in fourth place. The Lac La Biche Clippers remain in seventh place.

ST. PAUL - The St. Paul Jr. B Canadiens are holding on to third place in the league, despite a Friday night loss to the fourth placed NEAJBHL team.

A win on Saturday night against the Lloydminster Bandits, gave the Canadiens two points and allowed them to keep a six-point lead over the Cold Lake Ice. But, it was the Ice who were successful on Friday at the Clancy Richard Arena.

The scoring started with a goal by the Ice, but was followed up by two goals from the Canadiens, with another by the Cold Lake Ice before the first period was out.

Heading into the second period tied 2-2, the Canadiens took the lead in the second, but the Ice came back again and tied the game once again. The Canadiens would score once more, and head into the third period one goal ahead of the Ice.

But, the third period proved to be a tough battle for the home team, and the Cold Lake Ice scored four times, including two powerplay goals and an empty net goal to wrap up the game, and giving the Ice the 7-4 win.

The Canadiens played at home again on Saturday night, taking on the Lloydminster Bandits. Goals from Isaak Watters and Brody Green in the first period would give the Canadiens the lead, and this time they wouldn't let it up.

The Bandits scored once, but in the end, with a final goal from Nicolas Beaudoin in the third, the Canadiens would grab the two points and the 3-1 win.

Elsewhere in the league, the Killam Wheat Kings are still in first place, with the Wainwright Bisons close behind in second. The Canadiens and the Ice round off the top half of the league.

In fifth place is the Vermilion Tigers, and the Lac La Biche Clippers sit below that after another tough weekend that saw the team add another two loses to their season record. In last place is the Lloydminster Bandits, who have only one win on the season.

St. Paul and Lac La Biche will meet up at the Bold Center on Friday night. 


Janice Huser

About the Author: Janice Huser

Janice Huser has been with the St. Paul Journal since 2006. She is a graduate of the SAIT print media journalism program, is originally from St. Paul and has a passion for photography.
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