ST. PAUL – The St. Paul Canadiens continue to dominate the ice, maintaining their position at the top of the North Eastern Alberta Jr. B Hockey League (NEAJBHL) standings for the regular season, following their victory at home against the Vegreville Rangers on Nov. 17.
The St. Paul Canadiens started off slow during the first period, but the team did find the net once in the first 20 minutes.
During the first intermission, Coach Corey deMoissac said, "Our first 10 minutes weren’t that great, but on our last 10, we got things going and started moving the puck and playing the game.”
He added, “hopefully, the next two periods, we come out on top.”
And that they did. The St. Paul Canadiens ended up winning the game with an overwhelming 11-1 victory.
Forward Rylan Cardinal (#11), speaking to Lakeland This Week, said that while it may still be too early in the season to predict on how the rest of the season will go, “We’re looking very good.”
Being first in the league “is a nice place to sit at,” especially moving into December.
Cardinal, on the behalf of the team, also thanked all the fans for coming out to cheer on the team.
“It’s nice to have fans at every game,” he said, adding St. Paul has some “of the best fans in the league,” and it also shows every night the team plays at home.
Coach deMoissac also remains confident moving through the regular season.
“We got a good group of kids that work hard. They’re here every night, working hard, and preparing for a long run,” he said.
As the regular season progresses, the St. Paul Canadiens have lost only two games out of the 13 games played.
The St. Paul Canadiens will be playing the Rangers again on Nov. 24 at 8 p.m. in Vegreville. Then, they will host the Killam Wheat Kings at home on Nov. 25 at 7:30 p.m.