Winners of five straight, the Cru are hitting their stride at the right time. Tyler Yaremchuk recaps the hot streak with Captain Brendan Kallis and talks about the upcoming team awards with Liam Horrobin!
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On Saturday, the Sherwood Park Crusaders will hand out their player awards for the 17/18 season, so here at BTI we decided to take a stab at our own version of the awards:
What a difference a week can make. It wasn’t too long ago that we were talking about a Crusaders team that had lost all confidence. As Michael Bentz said to Tyler Yaremchuk on Inside The Cru, the team was “grumpy”.
The losing streak is over and the Crusaders are gaining steam heading into the playoffs. Tyler Yaremchuk breaks it down and is joined by Michael Bentz.
Finally hitting their stride after a rough eight-game losing skid, the Cru were back in action tonight, once again looking to beat a divisional opponent.
The Lloydminster Bobcats came to the Sherwood Park Arena looking to close the gap between them and the Crusaders. It’s an exciting time right now with these final divisional games having huge impacts on the final standings in the AJHL’s North Division.
Lets wrap this one up:
After finally snapping their eight-game losing streak on Friday, the Crusaders will play host to the Bonnyville Pontiacs to complete the home and home set.
They doubled up this same Pontiacs team on Friday and flexed their offensive depth, with six different players scoring goals and 12 different players getting points. They also appear to be getting healthy with Tyler Jette and goaltender Josh Brindza back in the lineup, both of which are huge returns.
It’s another big divisional game for Sherwood Park who have a chance to increase their lead over Bonnyville to eight points and pull to within one point of the Grande Prairie Storm for home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs.
With the losing streak now at eight games, Tyler Yaremchuk is joined by the Crusaders play-by-play voice Taylor Medak to discuss the teams struggles and how they can turn it around.
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Heading into tonight’s game both Sherwood Park and Bonnyville are on five-game losing skids and with only nine games left in the regular season, both teams need every available point. The Pontiacs currently occupy last playoff spot and have a healthy 13 point cushion between them and the last place team in the North, Drayton Valley. The Crusaders are sitting in fifth and have back-to-back games this weekend, Sunday they take on Fort McMurray, who is ranked 2nd by the CJHL.