The U18AAA Airdrie CFR Bison are looking to keep their season on the right foot.

Currently, the Bison have a record of 10-9-1-1 through 21 games.

They currently sit fourth in the south division of the U18AAA  Alberta Elite Hockey League.

This past weekend they played games against the Calgary (NW) Flames and the Okotoks Bow Mark Oilers, losing 5-0 to the Flames and 5-3 to the Oilers.

"At this level, it's all about consistency which we're trying to find right now. We came out of the gates pretty hot and gave ourselves a little bit of cushion to have a slower month through November and into December and now we're starting to turn it on again," stated Head Coach Chad Scharff.

This year's Bison's team is a younger one with five players born in 2008, according to Scharff.

"I've been really proud of our group so far to go through the trenches and find their way. I like where we're at leading into the Circle K tournament."

From December 27 until January 1, the Bison will be participating in the legendary 32-team Circle K Classic tournament.

When asked what would have to be done for the rest of the season to make a playoff push, Scharff underlined that it's about being consistent and making sure the young players understand their roles.

"When you got the youngest team in the league and you're contending every night for second or third position in our league, I think that's positive in any matter."

Scharff mentioned one of the goals of this season is to develop these players so they are able to be at the next level while also trying to make a push for the playoffs and seeing what can happen from there.

Up next on the schedule for the Bisons is a game this Saturday, home at the Ron Ebbesen Arena against the Calgary (NW) Flames at 7:15 p.m.

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