Bentley Generals eliminate Innisfail Eagles
The Bentley Generals erupted for four third-period goals and eliminated the host Innisfail Eagles from the Chinook Hockey League playoffs with a 6-3 win Friday.
The Generals swept the best-of-three semifinal and will face either the Fort Saskatchewan Chiefs or the Stony Plain Eagles in the CHL championship series.
The other semifinal is tied 1-1 with the deciding game to be played Wednesday at Fort Saskatchewan.
Dan Shermerhorn gave Innisfail a 2-1 lead with a power-play goal in the first minute of the final frame, but the Generals wiped out the deficit with markers from Scott Doucet (power play), Travis Brigley, Travis Dunstall and Brett Robertson.
Cody Cartier pulled the Eagles to within two with a short-handed tally at 14:46 and Brett Thurston closed out the scoring for the visitors, connecting on the power play at 16:06.
Matthew Stefanishion also scored for the Generals, who got a 25-save performance from Travis Yonkman. Andrew Buoto notched the other Eagles goal and Todd-Daniel Lafontaine stopped 28 shots in a losing cause.
• Fort Saskatchewan downed visiting Stony Plain 5-3 Sunday to square the best-of-three semifinal 1-1. Stony Plain was a 4-3 winner in Saturday’s series opener.