Crusaders Come Up Short Versus Whitecourt

Sherwood Park, AB: The Sherwood Park Crusaders went up against the Whitecourt Wolverines on Wednesday night at the Sherwood Park Arena. 

Despite some earlier pressure from the Crusaders, Whitecourt were the first ones to open the scoring. Ryan Wallz beat Carter Gylander (Colgate University) on a breakaway to give them a 1-0 lead heading into the first intermission. 

Whitecourt doubled their lead from rookie defenceman Ben Wood. Carter Savoie (University of Denver) hit the post late in the period which would’ve pulled the Crusaders within one. Instead, the Wolverines went into the final intermission with a 2-0 lead. 

Arjun Atwat eventually did get Sherwood Park within one goal on the powerplay with his 24th goal of the season. However, Bryce Osepchuk restore the Wolverines two goal cushion two minutes later.

The final score at the Sherwood Park Arena end 3-1 in favour of the Whitecourt Wolverines. 

Next up, the Crusaders hit the road to take on the Bonnyville Pontiacs. The team will be taking a fan bus to the R.J. Lalonde Arena and tickets are still available for that trip. Tickets are available here.