Friday, December 11, 2020

Eagles Win Their First Game in NBIAA Northern Hockey League Play.

By Keaton Walls

Landon Coughlan, Defenceman for the Eagles
The Blackville Golden Eagles headed to PLM (Caraquet) to face off in the first game of the home and home on Tuesday, December 8. The boys were looking for redemption after a tough loss in the nest on Sunday, November 29. 

In the first, the boys were flying and scored two quick ones on the power play. Scoring in the first for the Eagles was Preston who cracked the goose egg and Macaully popped the second one for the Eagles. The Eagles lead after the first 20 minutes.

In the second, the boys were starting to get into penalty trouble half way through and throughout the rest of the game. PLM scored two goals, but the Eagles bounced back with goals coming from Caiden and Jacob scoring with 0.2 seconds remaining in the second period. The Eagles were leading 4-2 after the second.
Preston and Macaully Gillespie, forwards for the Eagles.

In the third, Blackville struck first with another goal from Jacob. On the 5 on 3, PLM scored to regain momentum then followed with another one. As the third went on, the penalties kept coming, but BHS scored a sixth goal on a 4 on 4 coming from Jaden Vickers. PLM then scored with 5 minutes remaining in the third, but the Eagles held on to win the game by a score of 6-5. They are now 1-2 in NBIAA Northern Hockey league play.

The boys play the second game of the home and home tonight at 7:30 at the Tom Donovan Arena. The Eagles are looking for two in a row tonight. Come out and support your boys in blue.