With a 3-1 win over the Sherwood Park Crusaders, the Spruce Grove Saints will advance to the North Division Final!
The first period contained end-to-end action; however, the goaltenders kept the game scoreless.
The middle frame was polar opposite of the first; all four goals happened to be scored in the second. Four minutes in, Luigi Benincasa (Edmonton, AB) dangled around some players and netted one home to put the Saints up by one. Then, just over a minute later, Kadyn Chabot (Cranbrook, BC) scored to give the Saints a two-goal lead. Soon after Chabot’s goal, Logan Hauer tipped one on net to cut the lead in half. Then, near the end of the period, Jed Magarrell (Coaldale, AB) scored a powerplay goal to have the Saints lead 3-1.
The third (and final) period was a repeat of the first; no goals were scored, and the goalies remained tough.
The Saints went on to defeat the Crusaders by a final score of 3-1, clinching the series in five games. The North Division Final starts next Friday at the Grant Fuhr Arena!
.@BEwanchyshyn and @Wowksy break down tonight's series clinching 3-1 win over Sherwood Park.
The Saints will face off against the @BPontiacs in the North Division Final beginning next Friday at the Grant Fuhr Arena!#AJHL | #Mission6 pic.twitter.com/UiWHpmAfcU
— Spruce Grove Saints (@sgsaints) April 1, 2023