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Coach Kayne Evans, Contributor
The Atom 2 Chinooks hit the road this weekend for a pair of games in Warner and Standoff.
Atom 2 Chinooks vs Warner:
First stop was Warner where they faced the South County Sabres in a great game consisting of lots of end to end action by both teams. The first period saw Warner get a goal from Peyton Poncelet. The start of the second saw Connor Stuckey get one back for the Chinooks at the 13:19 mark assisted by Nicklas Crook. These two hooked up again just over a minute later and Stuckey had his second, Chinooks lead 2-1. At the 11:18 mark Poncelet had his second of the game and it was all tied up 2-2. Matthew Austin scored at 10:15 to give the Sabres a 3-2 lead. At 6:40 Nico Charette tied it up again for the Chinooks assisted by Christopher LeBlanc. It was all tied up going into the third.
The third period was end to end action with both goalies, Jace Barnett for the Sabres and Tristen Blood for the Chinooks, making numerous saves to keep the game deadlocked at three. Then at the 7:39 mark Abi Cryderman fed the puck to Christopher LeBlanc and he buried it for the 4-3 lead and the eventual game winner. The next seven minutes was very intense as the Chinooks shut down the Sabres with good defense and puck movement.
Final score Chinooks 4 – South County Sabres 3
Atom 2 Chinooks vs Kainai:
Sunday saw the Chinooks travel to Standoff to play the Kaiani Chiefs. The size of the Chiefs was somewhat intimidating to the smaller Chinooks and Kainai jumped out to a 2-0 lead before Caleb Evans got them on the board with 1:22 left in the period assisted by Abi Cryderman. It stayed 2-1 until the 15:42 mark of the second when the Chiefs scored again to make it 3-1. Evans and Cryderman hooked up again this time with Abi scoring the goal and it was 3-2 Chiefs. Then the Chinooks used their speed and playmaking to put some points up on the board.
Tristen Blood found the back of the net assisted by Nico Charette, followed by another goal by Nick Crook assisted by Tristen Blood. Still in the second Charette tallied, assisted by Crook. Caleb Evans scored assisted again by Cryderman. At this point it was 6-3 Chinooks, and they kept pouring it on. At the 7:28 mark Beyonce Crowshoe scored the first goal of her career and it was one she should never forget. Picking up the puck in her own end she rushed end to end stepped over the blueline and blasted it past the Kainai goalie who didn’t have a chance.
Abi Cryderman scored again three minutes later with the assist going to Crowshoe. Tristen Blood followed that up with his second of the game assisted by Nico Charette. Kainai netted one at the twelve second mark and going into the third period the score was 9- 4 Chinooks. Kainai managed one goal in the third and the Chinooks really played well defensively again, Christopher LeBlanc was in net and made numerous outstanding saves in the victory.
Final score Chinooks 9 - Chiefs 5