On opening night, Ashton Hutchinson (St. Albert, AB) shone bright as the Spruce Grove Saints took down the Grande Prairie Storm by a final score of 5-2!
Seven minutes into the game, Carter Oakenfold (Calgary, AB) sniped home the period’s only goal to open the scoring for the Saints.
Early into the middle frame, Alex Atwill tipped one in the net to tie the game at one. Then, at the seventh minute of the period, Tyler Dale scored to give Grande Prairie a 2-1 lead. At the halfway mark, Grande Prairie was assessed a bench minor, which led to Trey Fechko (Vernon Hills, IL) scoring a powerplay goal to tie the game. Nearing the end of the period, the powerplay once again found success as Hutchinson scored to give the Saints a 3-2 lead!
At the 16th-minute mark of the final period, Ryder Matter (Leduc, AB) scored with a beautiful feed from Hutchinson. Soon after, Hutchinson put away the empty-netter to win the game 5-2 for the Saints!