|Date:||October 4, 2009|
|Teams:||Airdrie Xtreme – 1|
|At:||Calgary Bronks - 5|
|Synopsis:||After starting the season with five straight wins the Airdrie Xtreme ran into a hungry Calgary Bronks team who breezed by the Xtreme by a score of 5-1. The big difference in the game was the Bronks special teams play, especially the penalty killers. The Bronks PK unit killed two separate 5-on-3 disadvantages.
About 5 minutes into the first period Xtreme captain Chandler Irvin went down with a knee injury. The injury to Chandler meant a lot extra ice time for the other Xtreme defensemen. By the middle of the third period the extra ice time was obviously taking its toll on the remaining defenders.
8 Spenser Jensen (D) - Spenser played a solid game defensively and stepped up in the wake of Chandler Irvin’s injury to play over 30 shifts. Spenser used his size to his advantage winning many battle along the boards and in front of his own goal.
31 Nick Crisanti (G) – Nick made 22 saves on 23 shots, holding down the fort for the Calgary Bronks. Nick had great rebound control throughout the game limiting the number of second chances for the Xtreme offence. Along with rebound control Nick showed very good reflexes, specifically during a third period scramble in front of him resulting in a number of scoring chances against.