ST. PAUL - The St. Paul Jr. B Canadiens are 2-0 after the first weekend of regular season play for the North Eastern Alberta Jr. B Hockey League.
The team welcomed the Vermilion Tigers to the Clancy Richard Arena on Friday night, and despite being down 2-0 partway through the first period, came back to win the game in decisive fashion.
Tysne Stanski, scored the Canadiens first goal of the night, which was the first of three unanswered St. Paul goals. Nicholas Beaudoin and Nedelec Zach would also score in the first.
The Tigers would tie the game up 3-3, before the end of the first.
The second period saw the Canadiens pull ahead and not look back. Martin Lucas scored the only goal of the second period. The third period saw the Canadiens score another three unanswered goals, wrapping up the game with a 7-3 win.
Scoring for the Canadiens was Dylan Lindal, Ty Milgate, and Zach, who would score his second of the night.
On Halloween, the Canadiens would travel to Vermilion, and while the game would again start close, the St. Paul squad would pull away in the second period, and the game would end with a score of 6-2.
Goalie Bradley Mistol would take both wins for the Canadiens.
Due to precautions being taken around the pandemic, the Canadiens will now have a break from regular season play for two weeks. The team will meet up against the Lac La Biche Clippers on Nov. 15 in St. Paul, followed by a Nov. 17 game in Lac La Biche.
Elsewhere in the league, Killam would win two games against the Lloydminster Bandits, and the Wainwright Bisons would beat the Cold Lake Ice in both their games.
Due to the league only having seven teams this season, the Clippers have yet to hit the ice for regular season play.