GAME PREVIEW: Blackfalds VS Fort McMurray

Game Preview: The Blackfalds Bulldogs will be looking to rebound on Friday when they meet the Fort McMurray Oil Barons at the AJHL Showcase in Brooks. The Bulldogs are coming off a 4-2 loss Tuesday in Calgary to the Canucks. Blackfalds has a 2-2 record so far.

The Fort McMurray Oil Barons will search for their third straight victory Friday against the Bulldogs. The Oil Barons look to build off a 3-2 win Thursday at the AJHL Showcase against Camrose. Fort McMurray is 4-1 on the campaign.

Meantime, you can catch Friday’s matchup on the Bulldogs Radio Network with Braden Malsbury. The pre-game show gets underway at 1:20 p.m.

New Face: Earlier this week, the Bulldogs acquired 2001-born forward Nick Magis from the Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL) in exchange for a PDF. Magis, a Leduc product, has spent the last two seasons in the AJHL with the Sherwood Park Crusaders. In 14 games during the 2020-21 campaign, Magis recorded six points and 34 penalty minutes.

Bugera’s First Marker: Kaiden Bugera notched his first AJHL goal on Tuesday in Calgary versus the Canucks. The Calgary, AB product is one of nine players on the Bulldogs who has found the back of the net this season.

Busy Showcase: The AJHL Showcase got underway on Thursday from Brooks. All 16 AJHL teams will play two regular season games at the event. The annual showcase of AJHL talent brings in coaches and scouts from the NHL, NCAA, Canadian colleges and universities, as well as the CHL.