The Cochrane Chaos have been perfect on the season so far and are hoping to keep it that way tonight (Oct. 21).
The Lethbridge Eagles fly into Cochrane for a 5 p.m. puck drop in the first game of a junior hockey doubleheader at the SLS Centre.
Chaos head coach Derek Loomer says they hope to keep the momentum going.
"They've got a couple of key players on their squad, Kendi Lundell is probably they're top player. They've got good speed on defence, and a little bit of consistency across their teams and I think they've been a little bit up and down. I think for us, we just have to be ready to play our game."
The Chaos beat the Lethbridge, 4-3, in their season opener on the road, with the Eagles scoring their last goal with 41 seconds remaining on a six-player attack.
Coach Loomer says the Chaos have been regularly outshooting their opponents, but it hasn't been showing up on the scoreboard.
"We get lots of shots, we get lots of good scoring opportunities, we just have to start converting them into goals and try to give ourselves a little bit more of a cushion with winning our last two games with empty-netters."
On Oct. 14, the Chaos unveiled their provincial banner at their home opener against the Central Alberta Amazons. The 4-2 win didn't reflect how they outshot the Amazons, 67-21.
"Maddy McLaren just stood on her head and we just had to keep pounding away and we got our few goals, we got enough to win it, and that's what it took."
About a dozen Chaos alumni were on hand to celebrate the club's first provincial championship. Several Jr. Chaos minor hockey players escorted the players onto the ice in the opening ceremony, wearing new purple and maroon Chaos practice jerseys, then had a scrimmage during the first intermission.
The banner will soon be raised in Totem One, ideally in view of the bench to provide players a little extra motivation to successfully defend their title.
The Cochrane Generals are hosting the Sylvan Lake Wranglers in the second game, starting at 8:15 p.m.