Lacombe Generals jump out to 2-o series lead

The Lacombe Generals took a stranglehold on their playoff series

The Lacombe Generals took a stranglehold on their playoff series in Chinook Hockey League with pair of wins over the Fort Saskatchewan Chiefs.

Lacombe jumped out to a two-game lead in the best-of-seven series with a 6-2 win at home on Saturday followed by an 8-1 beat down in Fort Saskatchewan on Sunday.

In the series opener Saturday, the Generals fell behind 2-0 in the first period but bounced back with six unanswered goals in the win. Riley Sheen led the way for Lacombe with two goals and two assists. Brandon Magee finished the night with a goal and two assists. Kraymer Barnstable made 25 saves in the victory.

On the road Sunday in Fort Saskatchewan, The Generals scored four times in the first 40 minutes to bury the Chiefs. Lacombe added four more in the third period to close out the game.

Alex Macleod had a banner night for Lacombe with a hat trick and an assist. Adam Huxley was all over the scoresheet with five assists in the win and Troy Hunter also finished with two goals and two assists.

Jacob Deserres made 36 saves in the win.

Game three is set for Friday in Lacombe.

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