For the fourth year-in-a-row and ninth time over the past 11 years, the Lacombe Generals are off to the Allan Cup final.
This after a 4-1 victory over the Elsipogtog Hawks in semi-final action in Rosetown, Saskatchewan Friday night.
The win means the Generals will now face the Stoney Creek Generals in the Canadian Senior Men’s AAA hockey championship final Saturday night.
Friday’s game against the Hawks saw a scoreless first period but Lacombe outshoot their opponents 20-5.
In the second, the Generals broke the scoreless tie on their 27th shot of the game when Bill Marshall scored to make it 1-0 Lacombe.
The Gens then added to their lead when Jesse Todd put one past the Hawks netminder to make it 2-0 Lacombe, later proving to be the game winner.
Penalties then started hurting the Hawks as Lacombe’s Nathan Deck scored on the power play following an Elsipogtog slashing call to make it 3-0 Generals.
It was proving to be a dominant performance by Lacombe as they were outshooting the Hawks 41-8 and leading 3-0 after two periods of play.
Elsipogtog however scored their first of the game in the third period to cut the Generals lead to 3-1 but Lacombe later responded with another power play goal, this time from Ian Barteaux who restored Lacombe’s three-goal lead and eventually make it a 4-1 final.
A convincing win for Lacombe as they outshot Elsipogtog 55-21.
Saturday nights Allan Cup final will be broadcast live on TSN2 starting at 8:00 p.m. Mountain Time.
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