The Eckville Sr. Eagles are battling it out for the championship title against last year’s champs the Daysland North Stars.
The Eagles played in the first game of the championship series on March 3. The team came away on a high after winning 4-2.
The Stars may have topped the first period of Game One, but the Eagles were not ready to let that stand.
The North Stars scored twice in the first period and the Eagles once, with Scott Kallis putting the Eagles on the board during a power play with about seven minutes left in the period.
Kallis made it down the ice with the assistance of teammates Chance Abbott and Ian Munro.
At the end of the first, the North Stars lead 2-1, but not for long.
It was Eagles domination in the second period. Coming off a power play, Brendan Lamb tied the game at two-apiece. Lamb was assisted by Devon Hobbs and Derek Wiedmer with a little more than half of the period left to play.
Minutes later, Abbott scored for the Eagles on a power play with the help of Jagger Bowles and Munro.
Lamb came in for his second goal of the game with roughly eight minutes left on the clock, with the assistance of Hobbs and Jared Williams.
At the end of the second period, the Eagles had the lead 4-2.
“Special teams was the difference in Game One as the Eagles go 3/5 on the power play and 7/7 on the penalty kill,” Cale Walker said on Facebook after the game.
Though both teams tried, no one scored in the final frame of Game One.
The real star of the game was the Eagles’ goaltender Travis Yonkman. Yonkman let in only two of the 46 shots made on net.
“Also having the best Goalie in the league is big plus,” Walker said.
The Eagles went into Game Two in Daysland confident the following day, only to be brought down.
It was almost the exact opposite of the March 3 game. The Eagles lost 4-2.
Brian Pieper first put the Eagles on the board in the first period off a feed from Reed Watts.
At the end of the first, the two were tied at one-all. The Eagles didn’t score again until midway through the final period.
Patrick Turville scored with the assistance of Hobbs with 10 minutes left in the game.
With the series tied at one game each, the Eagles will have home ice advantage in Game Three.
The Eagles will host the North Stars on March 10. The puck drops at the Eckville Arena at 7 p.m.