Generals in Red Deer

The Bentley Generals and Stony Plain Eagles will renew their rabid rivalry Saturday night at the Red Deer Arena.

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The Bentley Generals and Stony Plain Eagles will renew their rabid rivalry Saturday night at the Red Deer Arena. The Chinook Hockey League game will start at 7:45 p.m. and Generals general manager Jeff McInnis is anticipating a healthy turnout of fans. “We get great support when we come to (Red Deer),” said McInnis. “And the game is on a night when the (WHL) Rebels don’t play, so that should help with attendance. The rivalry between the two teams is strong, so people love that. The little army of fans that we do have (as regulars in Bentley), they know (the Eagles) so well that they have quite a hate on for them, so that makes for a good atmosphere.” The Generals are coming off a 3-2 home-ice win over the Fort Saskatchewan Chiefs last Saturday and sit atop the CHL with a 13-1-0-0 record. The Eagles occupy second spot, but are nine points back after falling 7-4 to the host Lloydminster Border Kings and 10-4 at Fort Saskatchewan last weekend. “they always play us tough. I’ll bet if we did a career record between the two teams, it would be a one-goal difference over about 150 games,” said McInnis.