By MorinvilleNews.com Staff
Morinville – The Morinville Jets stuffed another four points into their record over the Thanksgiving Day weekend. The Jets took to the road Friday night, returning with a 4-2 victory over the Beaumont Braves, and capped it Sunday night at home with a 4-3 overtime victory against the Fort Saskatchewan Hawks. The back-to-back weekend wins brings the Jets to a 5-1-1 record this season and ties them with the St. Albert Merchants for top slot in the West Division of the Capital Junior Hockey League.
Head Coach Scott Rodda said he was pleased with the level of discipline in Friday night’s road game. “They’ve got a good club out there,” Rodda said of the Braves. “We only took three penalties, so that was a positive.” The Jets’ previous contest against St. Albert saw the Jets take a record amount of sin bin time this season.
Rodda said Sunday night’s home-ice contest was another great effort for his team, one in which the Jets had to battle back to win it. “We were up 2-0 and we fell behind in penalties,” he said. “They scored three power play goals but we fought back in the third.”
Despite battling back from some power play goals, Rodda said the Jets played a game of disciplined hockey with solid goal tending. The coach said the game was brought to a 3-3 tie midway through the final frame. After killing a penalty in overtime, the Jets scored the one goal needed to take the game.
The club travels to Sherwood Park Friday night to take on the Knights (4-1-1) and return home to Morinville Sunday night to take on the 3-3-0 Edmonton Mustangs, a club currently sitting in fifth place in the West Division. Game time for Sunday’s contest is 6:45 p.m. at the Ray McDonald Sports Centre.