The Cru looked to get back into the win column on Friday night after being handed a dominating loss two nights before Fort McMurray by a score of 8-4. The Cru was enjoying a five-game win streak before the harsh loss earlier in the week.
The team would be without defensemen Jayden Platz, who was suspended for one game by the AJHL after he took his second instigator penalty of the season in the loss to the Oil Barons on Wednesday night.
Coming into the game, Sherwood Park found themselves two points behind the Bonnyville Pontiacs for first place in the North Division. A win against a Lloydminster Bobcats team that sat at the bottom of the division with just 11 points would put them in a tie for the top spot. The Cru would be starting backup goaltender Carter Gylander giving Matt Berlin the night off.
Before the puck drop, Carter Savoie was awarded the player of the month for the Crusaders for October.
Here’s how it went down: