Travis Verveda’s offensive game has been picking up as of late, and on Tuesday night he continued his hot form. A two-goal performance against South Division rivals the Calgary Mustangs helped his Eagles team get a 4-1 victory, ending a two-game losing streak.
The 1997-born defenceman opened up the Eagles scoring at the 5-minute mark of the second period. Max Giangualano went full speed into the Mustangs zone drawing the attention of a couple of defencemen. After cycling around the net, the Eagles forward sent the puck up the boards towards the blueline finding Verveda who then smashed a one-timer past Joey May to tie the game up at one apiece.
His second goal of the night came on the powerplay late in the third period. The Eagles were able to pass the puck around with ease against the Mustangs penalty kill and with 25 seconds left Verveda struck again. Forward Alex Young set up Verveda for a hard slap shot from the point which had just enough to get through May in the Mustangs goal.
This two-goal performance now brings his goal tally to five on the season, along with 12 assists. Those numbers make Verveda the highest-scoring defenseman for the Eagles.
Travis Verveda and the Canmore Eagles will head back to the Canmore Recreation Centre to face-off against the Camrose Kodiaks on back-to-back nights.