On this playoff episode of Crusaders Pregame, hosts Zach Marks and Dawson Petryshen recap the Crusaders season, and set up their first round series with the Fort McMurray Oil Barons.
Although it didn’t end the way they would have liked, the Crusaders punched their ticket into the postseason in game number 60 against the Drayton Valley Thunder. Logan Hauer snapped a 20 game goalless drought to open the scoring on the powerplay, Sammy May and Stephen Kirkpatrick took a 2-1 lead for the Thunder but the Cru kept fighting. Mitchell Joss tied things up 27 seconds into the final frame, Kadyn Chabot regained the lead yet again, but Joss added another with 45 seconds remaining to force overtime, and with that, grab the lone point needed to clinch a playoff berth. Chabot collected his second of the game to take an overtime victory, but Cru fans and players could rest easy.
All the action can be found on HockeyTV or Average Joe’s Friday and Saturday in Fort McMurray, or grab a ticket to support your team on Tuesday and Wednesday in Sherwood Park, puck drop is at 7:30 and 7:15 p.m. in the respective arenas.