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Grizzlys have a chance to climb out of AJHL basement

Olds-based junior A team team only four points back of the Fort McMurray Oil Barons
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OLDS — The Grizzlys have a chance to climb out of the Alberta Junior Hockey League basement if they can string a couple of together.  

As of Monday, Nov. 20, with a record of four wins, 17 losses, two overtime losses and three shootout losses for 13 points in 26 games, the team was only four points back of the Fort McMurray Oil Barons.  

Their next chance to pick up a couple of points occurs tonight (Tuesday, Nov. 21) when they host the Canmore Eagles. Game time is 7 p.m. at the Sportsplex.  

Then they go on a four-game road trip, facing Okotoks, Canmore, Camrose and Spruce Grove. 

Over the past three games, the Grizzlys suffered one shutout, but came agonizingly close to winning a couple of games which ended up in shootout losses. 

The first shootout loss occurred Saturday, Nov. 18 when the Grizzlys lost 3-2 to the Calgary Canucks in Olds. 

Olds goal scorers in that game were Braxton Thornton and Cade Moxham. 

Kyle Venneman had two assists. Greye Rampton and Adam Lore had one assist each. 

Aiden Comeau tended net the whole night. 

The Grizzlys were 0/6 on the powerplay, the Canucks 1/6. 

On Friday Nov. 17, the Drumheller Dragons shut out the Grizzlys 4-0 in Olds.  

Comeau was between the pipes the whole game then too. 

The Grizzlys were 0/3 on the powerplay, the Dragons 1/3.  

On Tuesday, Nov. 14, the Grizzlys suffered another shootout loss, 3-2 to the Thunder in Drayton Valley. 

Moxham, Venneman, and Daniel North scored for Olds.  

Moxham also picked up two assists. Getting one assist each were North and Avery Trotter. 

Thomas Samborski went the distance in net. 


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