By Stephen Dafoe
Morinville – The Beverly Warriors took the Morinville Jets down a notch Tuesday night, coming from behind to win the contest 5-4 in Morinville’s barn. The loss is the Jets first defeat in six outings, and brings the club’s record to 10-3-1 this season.
Penalties and posts plagued the Jets in the early week home game. The former allowed the Warriors to score three power play goals, while the latter prevented the Jets from translating some of their chances into much needed goals.
Tied two apiece at the end of the opening frame, the Jets pulled ahead to lead the Warriors 4-2 at the end of the second period. Unfortunately, the Jets stacked a couple penalties in the third frame that allowed the Warriors to score back-to-back power play goals, bringing the game to a 4-4 tie. With 6:15 left in the contest, the Warriors picked up their fifth to advance by one, a position the Jets remained in until the final buzzer.
Despite the loss, the Jets still hold court in the West Division, two points ahead of the Warriors, and four points and one game ahead of the Spruce Grove Regals. The Jets are currently sitting in third spot in the league, two points behind the Sherwood Park Knights and five points behind the Edmonton Royals.
The Jets take on their arch rivals, the North Edmonton Red Wings (2-9-2) Sunday night. Game time is 6:45 p.m. at the Ray McDonald Sports Centre.