Canucks Chalk Talk: Oct. 20-30


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The Canucks started this four game stretch with a showdown of top ranked teams, taking on the Stonewall Jets on Oct. 20.

It was a high-scoring affair which saw the Canucks win 6-5 for their second win over the Jets this year.

Justin MacKinnon and Dylan Reinheimer both had a goal and two assists.

Tyler Weiss picked up the win in net, stopping 23 of 28 shots.

The win brought the Canucks record this year to 6-2-1.

Up next for the Canucks was a date with the St. Boniface Riels on Oct.24 at Southdale Arena.

The Canucks struggled to get the offence going, losing 4-3.

Mitchell Lockhart, Dylan Reinheimer and Nick Stire scored goals for the Canucks. David Friesen chipped in with two assists.

The loss dropped the Canucks record to 6-3-1.

After the loss to the Riels, the Canucks kicked off a two game home stand with a 5-3 win over the Transcona Railer Express on Oct. 28 at the Civic Centre.

Mitchell Lockhart continued his hot start to the year recording two goals and Graham Philp had a goal and an assist in his first game back from injury. David Friesen, Nick Stire and Adam Thurlbeck all had two assists in the game.

Nathan Cvar allowed three goals on 18 shots, picking up his first win of the season.

The Canucks followed up their win over the Railer Express with a 5-3 win over the Raiders on Oct. 30. Mitchell Lockhart had a hat trick in the game, with Nicholas Pierce and Chris Sass scoring the other two goals.

It was an interesting game between the pipes as Nathan Cvar started but left due to injury late in the third. Call-up Klavs Eglitis relieved Cvar late in the third with the Canucks holding a one goal lead and stopped all four shots he faced in the final 5:40. Cvar picked up the win, stopping 25 of 28 shots.

The win brought the Canucks’ record to 8-3-1, putting them in a three-way tie for first place with Stonewall and Charleswood, whose game was delayed on the same day due to ice conditions.

Chalk Talk Three Stars:

3 – Adam Thurlbeck: The rookie defenceman has been very impressive for the Canucks in his first year of junior hockey and had two goals and three assists in this four game segment. He has seven points in 12 games this year.

2 – Mitchell Lockhart: Lockhart had six goals and an assist in this four game stretch. He leads the Canucks in scoring with 19 points in 11 games.

1 – Dylan Reinheimer: Reinheimer has three goals and four assists in the past four games and has picked up his offensive game as of late. He now has nine points in 12 games.

What’s Next?

The Canucks have three games in seven days coming up, starting in Morris against the Pembina Valley Twisters on Saturday, Nov. 5. The next day they welcome the Charleswood Hawks to the Civic Centre before heading to St. Vital Arena to take on the Victorias on Nov. 10.