Generals open series with win over Eagles

The Bentley Generals took a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three Chinook Hockey League semifinal with a 5-1 win over the Innisfail Eagles Wednesday.

BENTLEY — The Bentley Generals took a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three Chinook Hockey League semifinal with a 5-1 win over the Innisfail Eagles Wednesday.

The teams were tied 1-1 after the opening period with Travis Dunstall connecting for Bentley and Andrew Buote for Innisfail.

Don Morrison and Matt Kinch scored power play goals for the Generals in the second period with Matt Stefanishion scoring twice in the third period.

Travis Yonkman made 18 saves for the Generals, who had 25 shots on the Eagles Colin Stebner.

Innisfail took 12 of 20 minor penalties, including all five in the third period.

The second game of the series goes tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Innisfail with the third game, if necessary, Wednesday in Bentley.

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