It’s time to see check in on the Vancouver Canucks AHL affiliate down in Abbotsford.
After going winless in their last two games in Stockton against the Heat, the Abby Canucks returned home to the Abbotsford Centre to face the San Jose Sharks’ AHL Affliate, the San Jose Barracuda.
November 12: San Jose Barracuda (1) @ Abbotsford Canucks (7)
November 14: San Jose Barracuda (3) @ Abbotsford Canucks (2) (Shootout)
Abbotsford beat San Jose 7-1 on November 12 which was coincidentally the day after Vancouver lost 7-1 in to the Colorado Avalanche in Denver.
Sheldon Rempal got his first two goals of the season.
Sheldon Dries got his team leading sixth goal. It seems like he always scores for Abbotsford. He also got three assists and he also leads the team in that category with six. His 12 points lead the Canucks so far this season.
Phil Di Giuseppe also managed four assists and Woo got two assists. Michael Dipietro made 28 saves on 29 shots.
Two nights later, Abbotsford tried to go two for two against the Barracuda but lost 3-2 via the shootout.
Chase Wouters got his first career AHL goal after Lockwood forced the turnover.
Jarid Lukosevicis got the other goal. The shootout went five rounds and no Abbotsford player scored. The deadlock was broken by San Jose’s Sasah Chemelevski who got the game winner in round five.
Dipietro stopped 37 out of 39 shots. Here are some of his best ones.
Canucks upcoming games rescheduled due to flooding
As we all know, Abbotsford and other parts of British Columbia have been affected by flooding which was caused by heavy rain.
The Abbotsford Canucks games against the Bakersfield Condors (The Edmonton Oilers affiliate) scheduled for November 19 and 21 were rescheduled to January 5 and 10.
“Our thoughts go out to everyone impacted by the extreme flooding and emergency conditions in the past few days,” said Abbotsford Canucks COO Rob Mullowney in a statement. “We live and work in this community and we are tremendously grateful for all of the front-line emergency personnel who have helped ensure the safety of everyone. Safety is our top priority, and we will stay in contact with the City of Abbotsford and local authorities to extend our support wherever it is needed given the extraordinary circumstances our community is facing.”
Abbotsford head coach Trent Cull also spoke about the floods.
Three players had to be evacuated from their hotel they were staying at as they were continuing to find permanent housing. One of these players was Karel Plasek who is currently injured and he got help moving out his belongings from a local Abbotsford family.
““There was a family that was helping our players get out of the flooded hotel,” said Cull per Canucks Army’s Chris Faber. “They helped walk up all the players’ things 20 minutes down the road with Karel Plasek, who is on crutches. It’s pretty amazing to see people helping others here in Abbotsford.”
The big club has been been donating money from their 50/50 draws to Abbotsford flood relief.
Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the floods in Abbotsford and across the province.
The Abbotsford Canucks next games will be on Tuscon to face the Arizona Coyotes AHL affiliate the Tuscon Roadrunners on November 26 and 27