|Date:||December 09, 2009|
|Teams:||Calgary Bisons — 4|
|At:||Calgary Northstar Sabres — 2|
|Synopsis:||The game got off to a fast pace with each team getting their chances. John Edwardh of the Bisons opened the scoring at 7:22 of the first on the power play. Tanner MacMaster added another goal to give the Bison a 2-0 lead going into the second period.
The fast pace continued into the second period. There were many momentum changes in the second as both teams found penalty trouble. Chad Labelle of the Sabres scored with about five minutes remaining to cut the Bisons lead in half.
In the third the Sabres pressed hard for the tying goal, getting some good chances early on. The Bisons bounced back and took a 3-1 lead on Edwardh’s second goal of the game. With about five minutes left in the third Morgan Klimchuk’s pressure while on the penalty kill turned into a shorthanded breakaway that Klimchuk made no mistake on as he buried the puck. Off the ensuing faceoff Riley Whittingham got behind the defense and scored seven seconds later. That’s all the Sabres could do as they lose 4-2 to the Bronks.
9 John Edwardh (F) — John led the Bisons offensively scoring two goals, including the eventual game winner. John worked very hard down low for the puck as well as position. John showed his natural goal scoring ability when in tight on the net. John also played effectively on a few different line combinations, showing his ability to step up his game.
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19 Riley Whittingham (F) — Riley seemed to be ignited by being put back on a line with Cade Owad and Chad Labelle. Riley had a goal and an assist in the loss but used his speed and strength to create offensive chances and create momentum. When on the ice together this line was dominant and Riley led the way tonight.