Lacombe Generals win Allan Cup Hockey West Title over Rosetown

By Sheldon Spackman
February 11, 2018 - 11:12am Updated: February 12, 2018 - 8:44am

The Lacombe Generals have won the Allan Cup Hockey West league championship after defeating the Red Wings 5-3 in Rosetown, Saskatchewan Saturday.

It was a tussle between the two top teams in the league with the Generals eventually coming out victorious.

The first period belonged to Lacombe, with a pair of goals being scored just before the end of the opening frame courtesy of Kyle Bailey. His first coming with 1:35 left in the period and his second being scored with just two seconds remaining to put the Generals up 2-0 after twenty minutes.

Rosetown responded in the second period though as Torrie Dyck scored on the power play at 18:38 to make it 2-1. Dyck struck again ten minutes later for the Red Wings at 8:52 to tie it back up at 2-2.

The second period scoring continued a few minutes later as Lacombe’s Kyle Bailey earned his hatrick on the night, scoring on the power play at 5:23 to restore the Generals lead to 3-2.

However, Rosetown pulled even again soon afterwards when Cameron Blair found twine at 4:45 to make it 3-3.

Then with the clock winding down and only two seconds left, Lacombe’s Jesse Todd scored what would later prove to be the game winner to put the Generals up 4-3 after forty.

The third period tightened up considerably though with Rosetown eventually pulling its goalie to get that tying goal but it wasn’t meant to be as Lacombe’s Dylen McKinley scored the empty netter with only 1:29 left to make it a 5-3 final.

Shots on goal finished 39-34 in favour of Rosetown, with the Red Wings going 1 for 10 on the power play while Lacombe went 2 for 8.

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