Despite being out of the runnings for provincials, Bashaw’s atom Stars had a stellar home game against Fort Saskatchewan Jan. 26.
With a win of 9-5, the Stars solidified themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the Northern Alberta Interlock. The Stars cleaned up in the first period scoring all five goals in that set, two of them on a powerplay.
Scorers in the first period were Easton Tansowny, Easton Sinclair with two goals, Chase Buelow and Layton Pierson. That large lead may have caused the team to slow down in the second, however, as Fort Saskatchewan capitalized on four goals in the second stanza.
That pressure was enough to wake up the Stars who scored two goals in the second, bringing it to a 7-4 game with one period left. Scorers in the second were Easton Sinclair and Tucker Lourance during a powerplay.
In the third period the opponents did manage to score one more, but the Stars would not allow a come-back on home ice. The home team scored two more in the third period to solidify the win. Scorers were Sinclair (with their fourth) and Oliver Ringwall.
Bashaw was 3 for 5 in terms of powerplay conversions and goalie Benjamin Morrison took in 42 shots on goal compared to Fort Saskatchewan’s goalie at 48.
In the league, the Stars sit at a record of 10-3-1 with 21 points, the highest in the league. The record also puts the Stars in the top of their south division.
The team’s next game is Feb. 3 at the Ermineskin arena in Maskwacis.
Results of the New Sarepta game on Jan. 27 was not available at press time.