In game one of the AJHL final, the Spruce Grove Saints were defeated by the Brooks Bandits in a 5-2 decision.
The first period’s only goal belonged to Kadyn Chabot (Cranbrook, BC), who scored on the powerplay to give the Saints a 1-0 lead.
Early into the middle frame, Liam Watkins (Okotoks, AB) netted one home to put the Saints up by two. Soon after Watkins’ goal, Hunter Wallace scored to cut the Saints’ lead in half. A few minutes later, Jordan Hughesman put one in the net to tie the game at two.
Seven minutes into the final frame, Danylo Korzhyletskyi scored to take the lead for the Bandits. Not long after, Caelan Fitzpatrick sent one into the net to give the Bandits an insurance marker. Then, to finish the game, Fitzpatrick scored the empty-netter.
The Bandits would then take game one and defeat the Saints by a final score of 5-2.