On this episode of the Sherwood Park Crusaders Pre-Game Show, Zach Marks and Dawson Petryshen queue up the 2021-22 regular season as they discuss the departures and acquisitions of the summer, the ebbs and flows of the preseason, and getting fans ready for the start of regular season play, which begins with a two-game set against the Spruce Grove Saints.
Dawson had a chance to speak with American recruit Austin Cook about the differences of playing in the US as opposed to the AJHL, getting used to the pace of play, and meeting all the new faces in the locker room. He also chats with returning player Ashton McNelly about bringing fans back into the arena, the state of the team heading into the year, and the ever-evolving rivalry with the Saints.
Sherwood Park looks to build on the progress of last season with all the new additions, highlighted by players such as Tyler Bates and Carmelo Crandell. As well, returnees like Cale Ashcroft and Evan Arnold look to keep improving their games and be big contributors to the team. Crusaders fans have a lot to look forward to starting September 17th, where the Cru head off to Spruce Grove for an intense matchup to begin the campaign.