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Junior A Grizzlys drop a heartbreaker at the Sportsplex

Tied Saturday's game against the Calgary Canucks in the third period, only to lose in overtime
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OLDS — It remains a tough season for the Olds Grizzlys.

The Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) team dropped both games of a two-game series with the Calgary Canucks on the weekend.

 They were shut out 5-0 on Friday in Calgary, then lost a heart-breaker 4-3 in overtime on Saturday at the Sportsplex.

As a result, the Grizzlys sit fifth in the six-team Viterra South division of the AJHL with a record of one win, seven losses and two overtime losses for four points in 10 games.

The Canucks sit last in the division with two wins, 10 losses and one overtime loss.

The Grizzlys are well back of the fourth place Drumheller Dragons who’ve won five games and lost five for 10 points.

The Grizzlys came oh so close to getting their second win of the season Saturday when they tied the Canucks 3-3 in the third period. However the Canucks got the game-winner in overtime. 

Meanwhile, the team has announced the signing of another forward to a letter of intent to play for the team.

Hudson Norris, born in 2003, is 5'11" tall and weighs 175 pounds. 

The Edmonton product not only scores goals, but has shown himself to be a great playmaker.

While playing for the Shattuck St. Mary's U18AAA team this season, Norris scored 14 goals and obtained 36 assists for 50 points in just 33 games.

“Hudson is a highly skilled forward with a great offensive upside,” the Grizzlys say on their website.

“He possesses a great shot and great vision which makes him a threat to score or create an offensive opportunity every time he has the puck.

“We will look for Hudson to be a highly impactful player in our lineup immediately next season.”

The club adds it sees Hudson as being “a huge part of future of the Grizzlys.”    

 



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