The Eckville Senior Eagles have moved up in the ranks of the North Central Senior Hockey League after a win Friday night.
The Eagles had prepared for a difficult battle against the Red Deer Rustlers on Nov. 23 and ended up winning 3-0.
With another win for the Eagles, the team moves up to second place, just behind Morinville in league standings.
Red Deer’s loss drops them down to fourth place.
Vince Connon was the first to put the Eagles on the board. With roughly four and a half minutes left in the first period Connon brought the puck home off a feed from Jordan Kooman and Jeff Clazie.
With just over a minute remaining in the first period, Colton Anderson reached the back of the net, assisted by Chance Abbott and Andrew Coles.
With the first period down, the Eagles had a lead of 2-0.
In the second period the score remained the same and neither side were successful on their attempts on net.
Halfway through the final period, Coles broke through the Rustlers’s defence to score the Senior Eagles third and final goal of the night. Coles was assisted by Abbott and Brian Pieper.
The Eagles won 3-0 , despite spending a total of 10 minutes in the penalty box.
The second place Senior Eagles return to home ice on Dec. 1, when the Eagles will fly against rivals, the Daysland Northstars. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Eckville Arena.