Winners of six of their last seven games, the Crusaders were back on home ice tonight taking on their North Division rivals, the Spruce Grove Saints. The Saints have also dropped just one decision in their final seven games and sit just two points back of the Crusaders for second in the division.
These two teams have faced off twice this season and split the games. The Crusaders grabbed a thrilling come from behind victory last month but followed it up the next night with a loss on home ice to the Saints.
Each team was in action last night, each grabbing wins as well, and they also both started their backup goalies in part one of their weekend doubleheaders. Tonight, the Saints went with rookie phenom Matt Davis, who’s posted a 1.64 GAA and a 0.922 SV% in 11 games this season. Goaltending has been a strength for the Cru as well, tonight they went with their number one guy Matt Berlin, who has a 2.27 GAA to go with a 0.929 SV%.
It’s early in the season, but the fact these two teams sat their number one goalies on game one of their weekend shows you have important tonights matchup is. Here’s how things went down: