Weekend Preview 02.06.20
BARRHEAD BOMBERS VS. EDSON AEROS/HINTON TIMBERWOLVES/COLD LAKE HORNETS
Barrhead Bombers will face the entirety of the Provincial Division spread as they open in Cold Lake and close out at home against the Edson Aeros and Hinton Timberwolves. Barrhead must look for success early this weekend starting with the Hornets who are ahead of them in the standings by three points. The Bombers took a 5-3 victory in their last appearance at the Energy Centre.
Hinton has vastly out-skated the Bombers this season winning all eight meetings leading up to the weekend. Barrhead manages to score two goals per game when facing Hinton, but the goaltending facet has suffered when against the division's second place team. Hinton secured two wins at Barrhead Agrena earlier this season, and a third victory in Mayerthorpe, with Barrhead as the designated home team.
Timberwolves's Jamahl Eakett recently surpassed Matus Spodniak and Vitali Mikhailov for the WSHL's 2nd All-Time Goals Leader distinction, and will be on the prowl this weekend—currently the league's leading goal scorer this season.
The Aeros also boast an 8-0 lead in its season series against the Bombers.They are rather fresh off a pair of wins against Barrhead, including a 4-1 win at the Barrhead Agrena. Edson's fire power comes from all angles, though they have been counting on Top-10 scorer, Niklas Froden, who is backed by top goaltender in Gregory Smith.
Bombers have lost four in a row with their last win coming against the Hornets.