The Sherwood Park Crusaders look to close off an undefeated month of November that has led them to a 24-2-0 record to take sole possession of the number one spot in the North Division with 48 points. Tonight’s game will be Crusaders fan’s first chance to take a look at the team’s new acquisition of Jacob Kendall, who suits up for his first home game at Sherwood Park Arena against his former club. Kendall comes to the Crusaders with 15 goals and 23 points in 25 games in his overage season. The forward brings another scoring threat to the line-up along with a veteran presence and added strength.
When asked to describe his game in an interview with Tyler Yaremchuk on Inside the Cru, Kendall stated, “I like to play in the corners, play a hard style of game, be hard to play against. That’s what I pride myself on.” Kendall comes into this game on the second line for the Crusaders, on the left side of Ty Mueller and Jarred White.
The Kodiaks come into this game hungry for two points after taking a shootout loss to the Okotoks Oilers earlier this week. The club has stayed at a steady pace throughout the season, putting up a respectable 11-12-3 record that has them slotted in the middle of the pack in the South division. They aren’t a team the juggernaut Crusaders should take lightly though. The Kodiaks have the offensive weapons to steal a game on any given night, including former Crusader Cody Laskosky, who has had himself an unbelievable season so far in Camrose putting up 34 points in just 24 games.
Here’s how things went down: