Saints Fall 4-3 To Whitecourt In A Shootout

In a hard-fought game, the Spruce Grove Saints ultimately fell to the Whitecourt Wolverines in a shootout with a final score of 4-3. 

In a relatively uneventful first period, Cooper Smyl scored the lone goal on the powerplay to put the Wolverines up by one. 

Early into the second period, Luigi Benincasa (Edmonton, AB) scored to tie the game. With just three minutes left in the period, Caleb MacDonald scored on the powerplay to put the Wolverines up by one again. 

The third period was a rollercoaster. Two minutes in, Carter Oakenfold (Calgary, AB) netted one home to tie the game at two-a-piece. Near the end of the game, Jack Franklin scored for the Wolverines to take the lead 3-2. Then, just when all hope was thought lost, Brandon Spaulding (Agawam, MS) put home his tenth of the season to tie the game at three! 

Spauldings’ goal would send the game into overtime, where neither team could score. The Saints eventually fell to the Wolverines in the shootout, resulting in a 4-3 loss.