The Frederiction Price Auto AAA Canadiens had a full serving of hockey matches over the weekend, starting Friday evening by hosting their hometown rivals at the Grant-Harvey Centre, the AAA Express.
The Express got off to a quick start by posting two goals in the first period and a third in the early minutes of the second… that is until the Canadiens got a hold of momentum and made it work to their advantage throughout the remaining minutes of the 15 minute countdown.
The Canadiens dominated in the third period and fired repeatedly down the Express’ path, finally leading to the hosts’ first goal by #7 Peter Reynolds (from #10 Cam Thomson)! The Canadiens kept their opponents humble throughout the third and benefited from numerous scoring opportunities but the disk would simply not cooperate with the sharp shooters’ efforts…
Final score: 3 – 1 in favour of the Express.
The Fredericton Caps took an early lead in the first period on Saturday morning as the Canadiens were back at the Aitken University Centre to welcome and challenge their AAA Frederictonian foes! The Habs were not about to let the period end without scoring one of their own… and #4 Dawson Breau (from #11 Quinn Gorman) did just that with 2:45 remaining on the clock!
Each team added an extra digit on their respective side of the scoreboard in the second, #9 Jordan Wedge claiming the prize for the Canadiens!
The third period saw its fair share of close calls and intense action! The Caps took an two goal lead by mid-period but when they found themselves two players down, #11 Quinn Gorman (from #7 Peter Reynolds and #4 Dawson Breau) narrowed the visiting team’s lead to a single goal! The Caps avenged their misfortune with 1:28 remaining in the period… 10 seconds passed until #7 Peter Reynolds demonstrated that no matter how far you are from the net – in this case close to the red line – shooting in its direction can yield some favourable results… such as a goal!
Final score: a close 5 – 4 win for the Caps.
The Tri-County Complex in Fredericton Junction was the place to be for Peewee AAA fans as the Canadiens hosted the Warriors, a strong Southwestern team with its reputation well established! The final 4 – 0 outcome of this match in favour of the visiting team fails to credit the Canadiens’ valiant offensive and defensive efforts as well as the acrobatic saves that were executed in between the posts!