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The Maxwell Devonshire Realty Pregame: Crusaders vs Thunder

Sherwood Park, AB: The Sherwood Park Crusaders hit the road to close out the 2019/20 regular season, starting with a trip South West to face the Drayton Valley Thunder.

The teams match up for the final time this season and three days after they played in Sherwood Park. The Cru found themselves 1-0 down, but they had a brace in the second period and scored six goals to win 7-2.

Forward Jacob Franczak has a good record against the Thunder this season, scoring four times in the last two home meetings. He scored twice against Drayton Valley last month and repeated the same feat last weekend, with all the goals going in from close range.

The Thunder have made their home ice a tough place for visiting teams this month. They have won three of the last four games at Drayton Valley Ominplex. The last win came against the Lloydminster Bobcats, where the Thunder won 6-3.

B.C. native Tanner Hopps had one goal and three assists in that game, and Colson Gengenbach scored twice. Rookie goaltender Jackson Berry stopped 37 shots in that game to continue his impressive form this season.

Fans who wish to watch the game can head to Average Joe?s on Baseline Road. The puck drops at 7:30 P.M.