Generals win first two games in championship series
Travis Dunstall scored in the second overtime period and the Bentley Generals edged the host Stony Plain Eagles 4-3 Saturday to grab a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Alberta senior AAA hockey championship series.
Curtis Austring’s power-play marker with 3:23 remaining in the third period looked like the winner, but Scott Drewicki forced overtime with a goal at 19:51.
The Generals, who led 2-1 after two periods following a scoreless opening frame, got additional goals from Matt Kinch and Joe Vandermeer. Scott Gillis and Blair Hennes also scored for the Eagles in front of 610 fans at Centennial Arena.
Travis Yonkman turned aside 36 shots in the Bentley net.
Stony Plain goaltender Wade Waters made 52 saves.
The Generals opened the series with a 6-1 win Friday at Bentley, getting two goals from Don Morrison and singles courtesy of Travis Brigley, Dustin Sproat, Matt Stefanishion and Trent Hunter.
Hennes notched the lone goal for the Eagles, while Waters and Clayton Wilburn combined to make 39 saves.
Winning goaltender Dan Bakala stopped 18 shots.
Bentley, which led 3-0 after one period and 6-0 after 40 minutes, will host Game 3 Friday at 8 p.m. Game 4 will go Saturday at Stony Plain (7:30 p.m. start).