From the Heat. The Abbotsford Heat lost to the Chicago Wolves (AHL affiliate of the St. Louis Blues) 4-1 on Sunday night at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre (AESC). The Heat remain in second place in the West Division with a 33-21-5-2 record and 73 points.
Photo by Clint Trahan/Abbotsford Heat
The Wolves had four different goal scorers in the game and received solid goaltending from Matt Climie, who was named the first star of the game.
The Wolves got off to a fast start in the opening period, scoring three unanswered goals by Alexandre Bolduc at 11:07, Cody Beach at 14:00, and Dmitrij Jaskin at 16:14. Heat goaltender Olivier Roy was pulled after allowing two goals on only four shots.
Defenceman turned forward, Brady Lamb got the Heat on the board as he scored the lone goal of the second period, at 15:45, assisted by Evan Trupp and Chad Billins.
Tyler Shattock scored the only goal of the third period at 8:38, which sealed the victory for the Wolves.
Abbotsford was unable to capitalize on any of their four power play opportunities they received, but were able to kill off all four Wolves power plays.
After replacing Olivier Roy in the first period, Aaron Dell backstopped 13 of 15 shots on goal, while Matt Climie stopped 28 of 29 shots he faced.
Wolves Beat Heat 7-2 Saturday
The Abbotsford Heat were defeated by the Chicago Wolves (AHL affiliate of the St. Louis Blues) 7-2 on Saturday night at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre (AESC). The Heat remain in second place in the West Division with a 33-20-5-2 record and 73 points.
Photo by Clint Trahan/Abbotsford HeatPat Cannone was the hero in the game registering his first career AHL hat-trick and was named the first star of the game. Brett Olson was named the third star as he recorded a goal for the second consecutive game for the Heat.
The Wolves controlled the first period, netting the only two goals from Adam Cracknell at 11:14 and by Michael Davies at 13:49. Chicago outshot Abbotsford 17 to 8 in the first period.
In the second period, Brett Olson put the Heat on the scoreboard at the 29 second mark assisted by Kane Lafranchise and Shane O’Brien. At 13:42, Wolves defenceman Joe Corvo took advantage on a Wolves power play, scoring his first goal of the season. Pat Cannone scored the last goal of the period at 16:08 and extended the Wolves lead to three after 40 minutes.
After Eric Selleck scored at 8:34, Ben Street responded for the Heat scoring his 22nd goal of the season assisted by Derek Smith and Blair Jones. The Wolves finished off the game with back to back goals by Pat Cannone at 13:28 and 14:10.
Abbotsford was unable to capitalize on their one power play opportunity and killed off two of three man advantages given to Chicago.
Olivier Roy made 28 of 33 saves before being replaced by Aaron Dell who turned aside 6 of 8 shots he faced. Wolves goaltender Jake Allen picked up the win stopping 28 of 30 shots.