Printed Version Print Version
League: AMBHL
Date: December 13, 2009
Teams: Calgary Northstar Sabres — 2
At: Calgary Royals Gold —2
   
Synopsis: Good back and forth action in the first period. Neither team taking the upper hand. Midway through the period Royals forward Tanner Ockey was hit hard behind the Sabres net and left the game with a shoulder injury. With about a minute remaining in the period Spencer Kryczka put the Royals on the scoreboard.

The Royals kept the momentum going in the second. Josh McCulloch scored on the power play as the Royals took a 2-0 lead. The second period was a physically tough period for both team and was highlighted by a big open ice hit by the Royals Matt Gelinas.

In the third the Sabres line of Chad Labelle, Riley Whittingham and Cade Owad took over. When they were in the offensive zone they were overpowering so much so that they sometime looked like they were on the power play. This pressure resulted in two goals, including the eventual game tying goal with about seven minutes to go in the game.

   
Top Performers: Calgary Northstar Sabres :
9 Cade Owad (F) — Cade was key in the Sabres come from behind tie, scoring the first goal and setting up Jesse Lees on the game tying goal. Cade and his line mates were great in the offensive zone and were able to control the third period. Cade worked very hard to be effective in the corners to gain and retain puck control.
   
  Calgary Royals Gold :
19 Spencer Kryczka (F) — – Spencer got the Royals going by scoring the opening goal of the game with a minute left in the first. Spencer and his team rallied around this goal to take control of the game. Spencer used his long stride to gain the speed need to make a few nice offensive rushes. Spencer played a consistently good game at both end of the ice.