Generals to face Thunder in Allan Cup final

The Bentley Generals have found themselves in familiar territory after a semi-final win.

STEINBACH, Man. — The Bentley Generals have found themselves in familiar territory after a semi-final win.

Now based out of Lacombe, the Generals handed the Shellbrook Elks, of Saskatchewan, a 3-1 loss Friday afternoon at the Allan Cup tournament.

The win puts the Generals into the championship game on Saturday, and a chance to avenge last year’s loss. They will face the South East Prairie Thunder, the team that beat them in the final game of the 2015 Allan Cup.

Matt Stefanishion scored his sixth goal of the tournament, this time on a penalty shot halfway through the second period. It wasn’t the game winner, but it was the insurance goal that cemented the Generals place in the final.

Jesse Todd scored the opening goal of the game while Alex MacLeod scored the game winner.

Chris Furand scored the lone goal, on the power play, for the Shellbrook Elks

Thomas Heemskerk made 28 saves for the Generals.

The Generals will meet the Thunder on Saturday at 2 p.m. to decide the champion of men’s hockey in Canada. The game will be broadcast on TSN.

The Thunder punched their ticket with a 2-1 win over the Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts Friday evening.