The Lacombe Generals might not have expected quite the war with the Fort Saskatchewan Chiefs they’re getting, but came out of their first two battles victorious all the same.
The Blackfalds Wranglers rounded up the Ponoka Stampeders in two straight games to move on to the Heritage Junior Hockey League (HJHL) north division semifinal.
The Central Alberta Buccaneers home port will no longer be in the Lacombe Athletic Park Association’s MEGlobal Field harbour.
The Rosetown Redwings won the regular season battle, but it was the Lacombe Generals who won the war for the Allan Cup Hockey West league title.
Lightning didn’t strike twice Sunday, but the Blackfalds Wranglers struck often in a dominant 10-1 win over Stettler to close out the regular season.
It was the Blackfalds Wranglers, not the Airdrie Thunder, storming the net with offence Tuesday night, picking up an important 7-3 victory.
On a weekend where the spotlight was on hockey in Lacombe, the Lacombe Generals did their best to showcase some of the best hockey the city has to offer.
The Blackfalds Wranglers corralled the Ponoka Stampeders 4-2 on Tuesday in what could very well be a first round Heritage Junior Hockey League playoff match up.
Games against the Stony Plain Eagles normally have heightened emotion, but the Lacombe Generals’ 5-2 win on Friday had a little more.