Canucks big win against Barracuda

The Abbotsford Canucks (7-7-2-1) returned victorious on Sunday night, beating San Jose Barracuda (6-9-1-0) 5-2 at the Abbotsford Center.

Nic Petan opened the scoring while playing powerplay at 10:05 in the first half. The goal came in the second leg of the competition for the Canucks. Sheldon Rempal and Jack Rathbone assist in the play.

The Canucks didn’t hold the lead for long, however, as Barracuda struck back to end the game 30 seconds later at 10:35 in the first inning. Sasha Chmelevski opened the scoring for the visitors, as Scott Reedy and Jake McGrew provided the assist.

Jarid Lukosevicius gave Abby Canucks a 2-1 lead after less than three minutes of play in the first half. Tristen Nielsen and Danila Klimovich scored with a pair of beautiful passes.

After a goalless second period, Ryan Merkley finished the game for San Jose Barracuda at the 1:23 mark of the final bracket. Reedy and Nick Cicek assisted in the play.

The Canucks responded hastily, scoring the winning goal 36 seconds later to make it 3-2. Sheldon Dries took the lead for Abby. Supporters belonged to Madison Bowey and Jarid Lukosevicius.

Abbotsford’s fabourite son, Noah Juulsen, sealed victory for the Canucks tonight when he found the back of the net at 14:52 minutes into the third inning. John Stevens and Vincent Arseneau have collected the assist lines in the gameplay.

Sheldon Dries shot into an empty net to make it 5-2 and that’s how the game ended. Abby Canucks came back to win thanks to a strong overall effort in all three phases.


“He is a strong, fearless defender. I love to see those people get rewarded, it’s like a person in line getting knocked down.” – Head coach, Trent Cull on Noah Juulsen scoring his first goal of the season.

“As the coach would say, we played sticky there. We played fast in the close quarters, we went through bodies and got into the net with difficulty. It was great. I like to play like that, we all love to play like that.” – Jarid Lukosevicius.

“Our game last night was not the way we wanted to play. Coming to this day, we knew we had to play a lot better. And tonight we accomplished that.” – Noah Juulsen on how the Canucks recovered from last night’s 6-4 defeat.

“We just moved the shadow. Jeff Ulmer is doing a great job of finding new plays that create opportunities for us. All 10 boys of both units are performing. Everything is going well for now, we just have to keep it going. ” – Sheldon Dries on the Canucks lethal power play at the end.


  • Nic Petan’s early goal was his 50th career goal in the US Hockey League. Petan now has five goals in nine games for the Abby Canucks this season.
  • Sheldon Dries has scored five times in his last three games and leads the club with 12 this season.
  • Noah Juulsen scored his first goal of the season in tonight’s win.
  • With tonight’s assist, Sheldon Rempal is now the team’s leader in assists with 11 goals this season.
  • Spencer Martin got his second win of the season, skipping 23 of the 25 shots he faced.
  • Rempal led the Canucks with 5 shots tonight.
  • The Canucks drew 1-1 with the man advantage and kept Barracuda from scoring in four playing opportunities. Abby has now scored on four of their last eight power outlets in the past two games.


  1. Jarid Lukosevicius (1-1-2)
  2. Spencer Martin (23 SV, 0.920 SV%)
  3. Noah Juulsen (1-0-1)




Next on the leaderboard for the Abbotsford Canucks (7-7-2-1) will be another day with this San Jose Barracuda (6-9-1-0) on Saturday, December 12. The two teams could same but different location, as Canucks will be going south to San Jose. Puck drop is scheduled at 1:15 p.m. from the SAP Center in San Jose. The Canucks will enter eighth place in the Pacific Division with 17 points and San Jose in ninth on the standings with 13 points. Canucks big win against Barracuda

Subhankar Mondal

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