It was a weekend the Portage College Voyageurs would rather forget. After succumbing 8-1 to the Grant MacEwan Griffins on Friday night, the Voyageurs returned home for a rematch with their Edmonton counterparts but didn't fare any better, losing 8-0.
Payton McIssac netted two goals for the visitors and Griffins player of the game Zach Webb spun up a magical night, potting a goal and adding four assists. Voyageurs goalie Demaine Wray did his best to keep his team in the game, stopping 41 shots. Defenseman Kona Jackson played a strong game for the Voyageurs and was named player of the game for his squad.
Voyageurs Head Coach Nate Bedford wasn't overly pleased with the weekend, but credited the experienced Griffins with playing some good hockey.
"It wasn't our best effort but give MacEwan credit," he said after the game. "They're tough to play against and they never let up. They're the defending champions for a reason."
The Voyageurs wrap up their first half with a home and home with Augustana Nov. 29 and 30. Bedford is hoping his players can muster up a win before the holidays.
"It'd be nice to go into the Christmas break on a high," he said. "It would give us something to build on for the second half of the season."