LACOMBE — The Bentley Generals showed why they’re consistently one of the premier senior AAA hockey teams in the country this weekend.
Trailing the Innisfail Eagles 3-2 in their best-of-seven Chinook Hockey League semifinal series and Game 6 in Innisfail, the Generals stormed back to win 4-1 on the road Saturday and 5-4 in overtime Sunday.
Colten Hayes proved to be the hero and spoiled an outstanding effort by the Eagles, connecting with his second goal of the game at 2:31 of overtime.
Chad Ziegler gave the Eagles some hope when he sent the game into overtime, scoring with 21 seconds remaining in the third period.
Kyle Bailey also had two goals and Kyle Sheen one for the Generals, who now face the Stony Plain Eagles in the best-of-seven final.
Chris Bailer, Caylen Walls and Mark Boomersback scored the other Innisfail goals.
Bentley led 1-0 and 3-2 by periods.
Dustin Butler finished with 26 saves for the Generals, who had 25 shots on Dan Dunn.
On Saturday, Eric Schneider had two goals and Sheen and Curtis Austring one each for the Generals.
Dan Vandermeer connected for the Eagles.
Dunn finished with 32 saves while Butler made 26 stops.