Jets win in shootout

By Stephen Dafoe

Edmonton – Morinville Jet Brayden Arcand’s unassisted goal with 15 seconds left in the game kept the club in the game Wednesday night. Tied 4-4 at the end of three, the Jets were assured at least one point for their trip to Edmonton to take on the Mustangs, but pushed through to win the contest in a shootout.

The victory extends the Jets’ winning streak to four consecutive games and adds another two points to their season tally, numbers that maintain the Jets’ dominance in the Capital Junior Hockey League’s West Division and tying them with the Sherwood Park Knights for second spot in the league overall.

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A third of the way through the season, the Jets are well poised to advance to the bye Coach Scott Rodda is looking for come playoffs some months down the road. But Wednesday night’s road game was another example of the Jets taking more penalties than they ought to have, a situation that allowed the Mustangs to break out of the Jets’ corral and pocket a pair of power play goals – half Edmonton’s four-goal tally. Facing a club with a .375 win record should be a game the Jets finish in regulation time.

The Jets travel to Wetaskiwin Sunday to take on the 6-4-0 Icemen. The Jets next home game is Nov. 1 against the Beverly Warriors (6-3-1). Game time is 8:30 p.m. at the Ray McDonald Sports Centre.

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