In a closely contested matchup between the Spruce Grove Saints and Sherwood Park Crusaders, goaltender Erick Roest delivered an impressive performance, preventing the Saints from scoring in the initial period and maintaining a scoreless game. The deadlock was finally broken 15 minutes into the second period when Ethan Sundar (St. Albert, AB) netted a goal, giving the Saints a 1-0 lead.
Nevertheless, the Crusaders mounted a strong comeback in the final period, with Ethan Merner scoring two consecutive goals to take Sherwood Park ahead 2-1. As time dwindled down, the Crusaders expanded their lead with an additional goal, making it 3-1.
The Saints put up a resilient fight until the last moments. With just eight seconds left in the game, Keifer Miller from Banff, AB, successfully scored, narrowing the gap to 3-2. Regrettably, Miller’s late goal fell short in securing a comeback, and the Saints ultimately succumbed to the Crusaders with a final score of 3-2.