On this episode of Crusaders Pregame, hosts Zach Marks and Dawson Petryshen discuss the return to the Randy Rosen Rink, and preview the end of month homestand, beginning with a set against the Canmore Eagles and Calgary Canucks.
Wednesday’s tilt against the Fort McMurray Oil Barons was a thriller, although a relatively uneventful first period; only one goal, coming shorthanded courtesy of Danny Ciccarello. In the middle frame, the Oil Barons made it 2-0, but the Cru fought back. Evan Arnold and Cale Ashcroft knotted things up at two, then the two teams traded goals to close out the period. Rider McCallum gave Fort McMurray a lead five minutes into the third, and Mitchell Joss tied the game with less than 20 seconds to play. Unfortunately, the Cru were bested in the shootout and walk away with a 5-4 loss.
Dawson had a chance to speak with Ashcroft as well as assistant coach Adam Sergerie ahead of tonight’s contest against Canmore, about the team’s road trip as well as the strange scheduling in the month of January.
All the action can be found on HockeyTV or grab a ticket to the game and support your team, puck drop is at 7:15 p.m. tonight in Sherwood Park.