The Fort McMurray Oil Barons continue to roll through the competition.
Coming off Friday’s big 7-1 win against the Lloydminster Bobcats, the MOB outlasted the Bobcats in game 2 of the doubleheader – winning by a score of 2-1.
Ryan Cox and Will Conley each tallied a goal while backup goalie Chris Curr showed what he could do – stopping 25 of 26 shots to preserve the Barons victory.
Head Coach Tom Keca tells Mix News that Curr’s play was outstanding.
“By far the best player on the ice. He made some huge saves, very timely as well. All he did was reinforce what we had known as a coaching staff before, that he’s somebody who’s going to push Eric (Szudor) for minutes this year and someone we can count on as we move forward.”
The win gives the Barons four straight and extends their record to open the season to an undefeated 4-and-0.
Despite the one-sided score on Friday, the Barons struggled over the weekend with the man advantage – going a combined 0-for-8 on the power play.
Given the outcome of Friday’s game and a lack of capitalizing on those extra-man opportunities, Keca feels the low score was not a surprise.
“It’s your classic case when you beat someone 7-1, you tend to take your foot off the gas,” Keca noted. “Lloydminster, give them full credit, they played extremely well Saturday, they hounded a lot of pucks and we didn’t respond the way we wanted to. But, we still won at the end of the day.”
The Barons will be in taking part in the AJHL Showcase next weekend – with games against Calgary and Camrose.