Article by I. Schoonderbeek/Media by C. Archer
The 2023-24 Clarington Eagles are now 2-0 in pre-season play. The boys in red hosted the Campbellford Rebels Thursday evening at Rickard Arena, and handed their guests a 5-1 defeat.
Neither club was able to create much momentum through two periods of play. With the score tied at 1-1 heading into the third, Clarington broke the game open with four unanswered goals.
Kyle Smith led the offence with a hat trick along with Trevor Urquhart who chipped in three points. The two off season acquisitions have impressed so far in the preseason with their strong work on the forecheck and responsible 200 foot games.
Alex Chu got the start in goal for the Eagles and stopped 17 of 18 shots to earn the victory.
The Eagles have one more tune-up game on September 10th when they travel to Apsley to take on the North Kawartha Knights. Game time is 3:55 pm.
The 2023-24 regular season kicks off on Thursday September 14 when the Eagles host the Knights at Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex. Puck drop is 7:25 pm.