(Spruce Grove, AB) – In a game where Liam Watkins (Okotoks, AB) assisted on all three goals, the Spruce Grove Saints fell to the Bonnyville Pontiacs in overtime with a final score of 4-3.
Early into the first period, Nicolas Beaudoin scored to put the Pontiacs up by one. Roughly five minutes after Beaudoin’s goal, JR Ashmead scored to increase Bonnyvilles’ lead by two. Then, just under halfway through the period, Trey Funk scored a short-handed goal to put the Pontiacs up by three. Soon after Funk’s goal, Kadyn Chabot (Cranbrook, BC) scored on the powerplay to give the Saints life.
Halfway through the third period, Breck McKinley (St.Albert, AB) scored a short-handed goal to bring the Saints within one. Three minutes after McKinley’s goal, Isaac Abbott (Halifax, NS) netted one home to tie the game at three-a-piece.
In the third period, there were no goals which led to overtime. The Saints battled hard but coughed up a 4-3 loss to the Pontiacs, with Matteo Giampa getting the overtime winner.