Last weekend saw a matchup of two teams headed in opposite directions, your hometown Eagles had suffered 4 straight losses and the Lacombe Generals rolled into the Glenn Hall Arena with an unblemished 7-0 record. It was a great end to end game, and despite injuries to a couple key Eagles, they were able to complete the proverbial upset and handed the Generals a 4-3 defeat.
The Eagles came out hard and carried the play to the Generals in the opening period and outshot the visitors by a total of 14-4, earning a 1-0 lead thanks to a goal from former General and newest Eagle, Colten Hayes. Williamson and Yaremchuk collected assists on the Hayes marker which came 10:21 into the first.
Things tightened up in the second period as the Generals outshot the Eagles 21-10 and both teams hit the score sheet twice. Adam Chorneyko ripped home a powerplay marker to put the Eagles up two goals just 38 seconds into the second period with McAvoy and Williamson picking up the helpers. But Lacombe did what they do so well, and pushed back before the end of the period with two goals from Myles Bell and Troy Hunter to tie it up at 2’s. Stony Plain’s Chad Hohmann then scored for the Eagles to give the home side a 3-2 lead heading into the second intermission. With an assist, Hayes added his second point of the game, along with Dillon Wagner who also had an assist on the Hohmann goal.
It was Chad Hohmann again who gave the Eagles a 4-2 lead after he scored just 2:06 into the third period on a pass from Hayes, who registered his game high third point of the game. The Hohmann goal ended up being the eventual game winner as Lacombe pulled within one goal just 17 seconds after the Eagles took a 4-2 lead. Former Edmonton Oiler netminder Jeff Deslauriers would take the loss for the Generals, with Eagles goalie Travis Yonkman collecting his third win of the season with a 37 save performance.