By Stephen Dafoe
Morinville – It’s been a tough go for the Morinville Jets of late. A series of injuries have plagued the club for several weeks, leaving the team short on strength and shorter on wins. The Jets were defeated 8-2 by the North Edmonton Red Wings Wednesday night, a club who prior to the contest was sitting at .500 hockey.
The Jets have won just two games in six outings, neither of those during regulation play. One was decided in a shootout, the most recent in overtime.
Wednesday night’s game seemed over before it began. The Jets trailed the Red Wings 3-1 at the end of the first period but fell to a humiliating 6-1 by the end of the middle frame. Although they pocketed another in the final period, the Red Wings added another two of their own to take the day 8-2.
With half the season now behind them and the Jets sitting middle of the West Division deck, they will need to start winning some games if they are to achieve anything resembling last year’s successes.
The Jets take to the road Sunday to face off against the league-leading Spruce Grove Regals. There is no home game this week. The Jets next take to home ice Dec. 9 when the play the visiting Beverly Warriors.