Jets send Bruins into hibernation

By Staff

Morinville – After a disappointing 4-1 loss to the Fort Saskatchewan Hawks Sunday afternoon the Jets redeemed themselves Wednesday night with an 8-4 victory of the Strathcona Bruins. The victory gave the Jets another two greatly-needed points as they race towards the end of the CJHL regular season Feb. 6.

The Jan. 26 victory positions the Jets in fourth spot in the West Division, one point behind the spruce Grove Regals who have a game in hand, and two points ahead of the St. Albert Merchants who are currently two games behind the Jets.

The Jets take on the Merchants this Sunday on home ice and need to take the contest if they are to have a chance at a home-ice advantage in the upcoming first round of playoffs.

It is not out of the realm of possibilities if the Jets can stay out of the box and capitalize on their chances when the other side is.

Wednesday night’s game was a perfect example of the club’s ability to do just that. Three of the Jets’ eight goals were scored on the powerplay, and two of those were by Dalen Paul. The Jets also picked up an unassisted short-handed goal from Justin Proulx in the closing minutes of the third period.

The Jets next take to the ice Sunday at 2 p.m.

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