Oakenfold, Bill Each Score Twice, Saints Top Cru In Final Pre-season Game

The Saints swept the Crusaders after four games in the AJHL North Division Semi-Finals Wednesday night. The Saints will either play the Whitecourt Wolverines or the Bonnyville Pontiacs in the North Division Finals next round.

In the final preseason game for the Spruce Grove Saints, they took down the Sherwood Park Crusaders by a final score of 5-3! 

Early into the first period, Hunter Bill (Green Bay, WI) opened the scoring to put the Saints up 1-0. Halfway through the frame, Carter Oakenfold (Calgary, AB) scored to end the period with the Saints up by two. 

Two minutes into the middle frame, Ryan Zaremba one-timed the puck home to cut the Saints’ lead in half. A few minutes later, Bill scored his second of the night on a delayed penalty to again put the Saints up by two. Then, with just over five minutes left in the period, Ryder Ringor got one to bring the Crusaders within one. 

Adam Lang (Sherwood Park, AB) ripped one home early into the final frame to put the Saints up 4-2. Soon after, Oakenfold went through the five-hole to score his second of the night and give the Saints a three-goal lead! Then, just over halfway through the period, Zac Maxwell scored a powerplay goal to set the game at 5-3. 

In their final preseason game, the Saints ended up defeating the Crusaders with a 5-3 conclusion.