On this episode of Crusaders Pregame, hosts Dawson Petryshen discuss some major moves Sherwood Park has made over the last little while, and preview tonight’s matchup against the Lloydminster Bobcats.
Looking for a rebound against a division rival, the Crusaders hosted the Lloydminster Bobcats for the final time this season in the Randy Rosen Rink. Still with many affiliates, things did not start well. Outshot 18-5 in the first 20 minutes and going down 2-0, Lloyd added another near the end of the second after a much better middle frame. The Cru would continue push back and tally two goals to come within one but an empty net goal by Ethan Aucoin would seal the game for the Bobcats.
Sherwood Park would go on to make a handful of trades, including sending Colby Garner to the Melville Millionaires (SJHL), trading Tyler Bates to the Blackfalds Bulldogs for forward Jace Benvie and defenceman Juliano Santalucia, and acquiring forward Wyatt Marlow from the BCHL
Dawson had a chance to speak with Benvie after his first practice with the team, and discussed what the transition has been like.
All the action can be found on HockeyTV or head to Average Joes to watch the game, puck drop is at 7:15 at the Centennial Civic Centre Arena in Lloydminster.