Coach’s Blog – Big Win to end Road Trip

The Barons salvaged a win in their final game of a 3 game road weekend and now head home for 5 straight games.

Game 1 saw the Oil Barons gift a 4-3 victory to Lloydminster despite outshooting the Bobcats 21-18 and out chancing them 8-3. A couple strange goals contibuted to the 6th loss of the season. Zack Wittenburg (1st) Brett Printz (3rd) and Justin Fraser (1st) scored for the Barons.

Game 2 saw the Bobcats win a hard fought 4-3 overtime thriller. The MOB once agin outshot the Bobcats 31-26 and outchanced the 16-14. Zach Wittenburg (2nd) Harrison Hendrix (2nd) and Justin Fraser (3rd) scored and Hendrix added 2 assists also. The Bobcats had 6 straight power plays in the last 40 minutes of the game.

Game 3 saw the MOB bounce back with a very gritty effort and defeat the first place Bonnyville Pontiacs 3-2. The shots were 30-23 for the Barons and we out chanced them 13-10. Danny Gayle (2nd) Justin Fraser (3rd) and Harrison Hendrix (3rd) scored in the victory.

Did You Know

Zach Wittenburg and Brock Maschmeyer led the team this weekend with 9 hits each. Matt Purmal had 8 shots on net while Alex Cromwell and Harrison Hendrix each had 7. Danny Gayle and Justin Fraser each had 6 scoring chances.

Harrison Hendrix scored his 29th career goal in Bonnyville and his 9th career game winning goal.

The Barons have lost 45 man games to injury so far in 11 regular season games. Maschmeyer (6) Green (8) House (11) Clark (11) Stadnicki (7) Fraser (2).