Jets defeat Wolverines in final preseason game

Morinville Jet Karmon ward and Wolverines’ Captain Zach Mills battle it out en route to the boards during Wednesday night’s preseason game. The Jets defeated Whitecourt 6-1. – Stephen Dafoe Photo

By Staff

Morinville – Fast on the forecheck and relentless in goal, a rookie-heavy Morinville Jets took to the ice Wednesday night handily defeating the visiting Whitecourt Wolverines 6-1.

The preseason victory was the Jets’ fourth in five games so far this year. Their only upset was Sept. 7 when they were defeated 6-0 by the Wetaskiwin Icemen. Last weekend saw the Jets take three straight games in a preseason tournament in fort Saskatchewan. That weekend outing included a 9-6 victory of the Hawks, a 9-3 win over the Bruins and a 3-2 victory over the Merchants.

The Jets start the CJHL season Sunday night in Morinville when they take on the Leduc Riggers. Game time is 6:45 at the ray McDonald Sports Centre.

Editor’s Note: Early Wednesday morning Eskimo Dennis, arguably Morinville’s most dedicated Jets fan, called Wednesday’s game a 7-0 victory for the Jets. Dennis has started the season with a very close prediction. See Monday Morning News each week for Eskimo Dennis’ week ahead score predictions for Jets games both home and away.

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