The Mounties made a statement that they mean business this season, shown from their home opener this Friday winning 17-4 against the Edmonton Blues.  The boys look ready to take what they learned last season and bring that success into the upcoming one. It was an all-around group effort with eleven different guys putting away a goal with a couple big performances from Moffat with a four-goal performance and three assists followed by Foster, who had a hat trick and two assists. Another notable statistic was goaltender Gardiner’s three assists as well as a solid outing between the pipes only allowing four all night.

In the first period the scoring initially came from Foster, followed by Bunio and McLean. The Blues scored with six minutes left in the first but Moffat answered back with 2:51 left to take a 4 to 1 lead going into the dressing room.

The Mounties exploded with offense in the second period tallying a total of ten goals. Gillis, Foster (2), Chesser, Moffat (2), Andrews, Glenn, Sundholm, and Henning all touched the back of the net. All this offense led to solid defense with the Mounties only allowing two goals against throughout the entire second period. The boys headed to the room with a comfortable 14-3 lead.

The third did not have the best start allowing the Blues to score a 1:12 in, but the boys bounced right back with three goals from Wilson, Glenn, and Moffat. The bounce back factor was high with the boys all night and the Mounties are very pleased with the outcome of the game and starting the season 1-0.

The Mounties look forward to continuing that success in a couple weekends in Saskatchewan against the SWAT on May 20th and 21st.


-Brett Hawken