The Crusaders managed to squeeze out another first game win in their second series of the 2019 AJHL Playoffs. In a series that is going to be as close as this one, taking the lead early on is huge. The team now has an opportunity to continue what they started in Game 1 of the series and take the home game sweep before even touching the ice in the iconic Grant Fuhr Arena. Which will put the team in a great position to move on to the AJHL Final.
The 4-2 win on Friday came anything but easy for the Crusaders, as they had to rely on a late 3rd-period goal by Reid Irwin to take their first lead of the game, which would be the eventual game-winner. Tonight they plan on getting off to a better start for yet another stellar turnout of fans at the Sherwood Park Arena.
Here’s how things went down: