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Eagles emerge victorious over Wolves

By Lethbridge Herald on January 16, 2023.

Herald photo by JUSTIN SEWARD Brooklyn Palmer of the Lethbridge Eagles checks Edmonton Wolves Talia Teliani to avoid her from breaking in during Alberta Junior Female Hockey League action at Nicholas Sheran Arena on Sunday.

By Justin Seward

Lethbridge Herald

The Lethbridge Eagles, who are a  member team of the Alberta Junior Female Hockey League, split their weekend home games,

The Eagles (13-6-0-2-2) rebounded after a 4-1 loss on Saturday to the Calgary Jags  with an impressive 3-2 win over the North Divisio- leading Edmonton Wolves (13-2-2-3-0w) on Sunday.

Eva DeBaie, Tenelle Lind and Megan Kirkpatrick scored for the Eagles in the win.

“Awesome,” said Eagles forward Kendi Lundell, after the win.

“Obviously we didn’t pull out the win yesterday. So I think this game was a big game for us, just to make sure that we’re keeping that momentum, even if we have a game that we didn’t do how we wanted …  And we were able to come back from being down (two) goals and come up and take the win.”

“You know  what the girls came out in the second and third period and truly played as a team,” said Erin O’Toole, Eagles co-head coach.

“We say a lot of the times, keep it simple, play our systems and we can make anything work. So the girls fought hard and they deserved that win today. It was exciting.”

Lundell is tied for the league lead in points with 36.

The Eagles are soaring this season with being second in the South Division behind the Cochrane Chaos (18-3-1-1-0).

“Honestly, I think it’s just playing as a team,” said Lundell.

“I think always when we come out … I don’t think our team has that player that just comes out and is always kind of winning for them. I think everyone contributes equally and that’s how we pull out those wins, is we always have support and everyone kind of contributes in their own way.”

Lundell thought the teams focus is always communication.

“I think that’s our biggest thing,” she said.

“The more we communicate, the better we kind of play together. It just makes more sense for us when we’re communicating. It’s easier to play a game, right.”

O’Toole said keeping it simple, when asked about the team’s success this season.

“Having the girls have some fun and being in a place that it’s competitive. But also we’re working together. As we play our positions, work together, do our roles, play our assignments … we can actually get those wins and  it doesn’t have to be pretty but we can get the three points at the end of the day.”

The Eagles be back on the ice in Stavely against the Chinook Blazers on Sunday at 1 p.m.

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