Blackfalds Bulldogs Bonnyville Pontiacs Brooks Bandits Calgary Canucks Camrose Kodiaks Canmore Eagles Drayton Valley Thunder Drumheller Dragons Fort McMurray Oil Barons Grande Prairie Storm Lloydminster Bobcats Okotoks Oilers Olds Grizzlys Sherwood Park Crusaders Spruce Grove Saints Whitecourt Wolverines

Bandits take down MOB 5-0 (AUDIO)

BROOKS, AB (November 10, 2012) — Dakota Mason had a five-point night, and goalie Michael Frederick shut out the Fort McMurray Oil Barons (10-11-2) for the second time this year, en route to a 5-0 Bandits win at the Centennial Regional Arena on Saturday night.

With the win, the Bandits (20-0) set yet another record for the longest winning streak to open a season in league history.

It was an inauspicious start for the MOB as a centering pass by the Bandits' Mark Reners was accidentally deflected into his own net by Barons forward Danny Gayle just over a minute into the game.

Midway through the first, Mason scored his first on the Bandits' first power play, converting a backdoor pass at the side of the net to double the Brooks lead.

In the second, the Bandits found a wide-open Shane Pilling at the left-wing faceoff circle, whose wrist shot was deflected past Tanner Jaillet (Red Deer, AB) by Reners for a 3-0 lead. Soon after, Mason was found on a shorthanded breakaway pass from captain Cam Maclise, and fired a backhander into the roof of the net to make it 4-0 through two.

In the third, the Bandits shut down the MOB offence, holding them to just one shot. With 7 seconds left, Taylor Makin received a pass in front of the net and beat Jaillet point-blank to cap off the win.

The MOB netminder kept the Barons in it for a good chunk of the game, saving 26 of 31 shots.

The Barons managed just ten shots on goal, a more than two-year low for the franchise.

Fort McMurray finishes off its road trip tomorrow afternoon in Olds against the Grizzlys, a team the Barons beat 2-1 at home earlier this year, but which is coming off a massive 8-2 win over Whitecourt tonight.

Game time is 2:00 PM with pre-game coverage on Country 93.3 starting at 1:45.

Country 93.3 3 stars:

3. Michael Frederick (10 save shutout)

2. Mark Reners (2 goals, 2 assists)

1. Dakota Mason (2 goals, 3 assists)