Leyer OT Hero As Saints Clinch North Division With 4-1 Series Win Over Bonnyville

Ethan Leyer (St.Albert, AB) scored the game-winner and series-winner as the Spruce Grove Saints clinched the North Division title with a 2-1 win over the Bonnyville Pontiacs! 

In a tight-checking, low-shooting first period, neither the Saints nor the Pontiacs were able to put one in the net. 

The second period contained goals from both teams. Early into the middle frame, Breck McKinley (St.Albert, AB) scored a powerplay goal to put the Saints on the board. Ten minutes after McKinley’s goal, Nicolas Beaudoin put one home to tie the game at 1-1. 

The third frame would solve nothing as neither teams were able to capitalize on their shooting opportunities; this game was destined for overtime. 

Early into the first (and only) overtime, Leyer fanned on his first shot attempt and then went around the outside of the net to snipe home what would then be the game and series-winner! The Saints went on to defeat the Pontiacs in a 2-1 conclusion!