Beavers beat Maroons to get back on track

The Beavers got back into the win column with a victory over the Altona Maroons on the weekend. (Aaron Wilgosh/Postmedia)

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The Carman Beavers got back in the win column this weekend as the boys took down the Altona Maroons 10-3 at the Carman Arena Saturday.

The Beavers found their scoring touch while goaltender Steve Christie looked top notch between the pipes. Carman was up 6-1 after the first period, with five straight goals coming in just ten minutes of play. Mark Owen scored three straight to pick up a hat trick within the first 15 minutes and added a fourth goal in the second. Dustin Bruyere also had a couple of goals in the first period for the Beavers.

The Beaver attack didn’t settle down in the second either, as Carman managed to find the back of the net four more times. Import Jake Dudar had a pair while Nathan Karlowsky netted the Beavers ninth goal of the game. The Maroons scored the only goal of the third period but it was too-little-too-late as the Beavers 7-goal lead proved to be too much.

It wasn’t an easy night in net for Christie as he made 32 saves for the win. With the win, he moved to 6-2 this season and sits third in wins for goaltenders. Warren’s Hayden Dola sits in first for wins with an 8-2 record while Portage’s Riley Sveistrup is 6-0-1 and undefeated in regulation. The Mercs beat the Islanders twice over the weekend to hop into first place in the standings.

The Beavers sit in fourth place with a 6-4 record and 12 points. Portage and Morden sit tied with 15 points at 7-3-1, and the Mercs are first with 16 points. The top four teams are tight with just four points separating the four teams.

The Beavers are back on the ice Tuesday when the Notre Dame Hawks make the trip to Carman. That game gets going at 8 p.m. The Beavers are in Morden Thursday night with puck drop set for 8 p.m.