The Fort Saskatchewan Chiefs showed up this weekend proving they can compete.
 
Saturday night (November 4), the Chiefs welcomed the gritty Innisfail Eagles to town.
 
Fort Sask would get on the board first again as Matt York potted two in regulation time, but Innisfail would tie the game with 2:18 left to send it to overtime at 2-2.
 
Overtime solved nothing and in the shoot-out Caylan Walls was the only goal scorer as Innisfail pulled out a 3-2 win.
 
"Honestly it was just simple hockey. Get the forecheck going, get some pressure and create some offence just from that, take the body, make them make the mistakes and turn it over and get some shots on net," said Moh Rizvi.
 
Sunday afternoon, the Fort welcomed the 2018 Allan Cup hosting Rosetown Redwings to town and the Chiefs didn't back down.
 
Matt Herder gave the Chiefs another first period lead, before Rosetown responded with three unanswered.
 
In the second James Dobrowolski cut the lead in half and Jamie Marshall made his case for goal of the season, finishing while short-handed to tie up the game.
 
"Guys were playing for everyone out there. We knew it was going to be tough, Rosetown is one of the top teams. We decided that we got a good group of guys who can compete in this league and it showed, we were in there till the very end," added Rizvi.
 
With 45 seconds left to go in the second, Kyle Stroh netted his hat trick for the Redwings.
 
Outshooting Rosetown 10-7 in the third period, Fort Sask wasn't able to solve David Reekie and Rosetown would hold on for a 4-3 win.
 
"We just need to bury down on our chances. I know I had a couple of chances but we just have to bare down in practice and hopefully it comes out next Sunday when we play," said Rizvi.
 
Next home game for the Chiefs will be a rematch with Rosetown on Sunday, puck drop is 2:15 over at the JRC.
 

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