Lacombe Generals are one step closer to a berth in the Allan Cup.

After a couple of victories over the Fort Saskatchewan Chiefs on the weekend, including a 5-1 win last night, the Gens completed the four-game sweep.

Generals pulled off a comeback win on Friday, erasing a two-goal deficit with just over eight minutes left in the third period, for the 5-4 overtime win.

Myles Bell scored the game winner to give the Generals a stranglehold on the series.

“We took advantage of a breakdown in their end and I was fortunate enough that it went off the goalie’s pad and in,” said Bell.

“Sometimes hockey gods are working in your favour on a night like that and I’m just happy it went in.”

With the four-game sweep, Bell said the team is looking forward to the time off between series.

“We want to get as much rest as we can before we get the winner of Stony and Innisfail,” said Bell.

Many people thought the Generals would have an easy time against the Chiefs after winning all six games against them in the regular season, but that wasn’t the case as the Chiefs laid everything they had out on the table.

“We’re in elimination games so the desperation level goes up,” said Head Coach Curtis Austring.

“They were blocking shots, they were winning puck battles along the wall and the sort of stuff that makes you successful during playoff time.”

It wasn’t enough to beat the Generals, but it gave the guys a reason to play their best hockey.

“We were getting a little bit frustrated with some of the chances that weren’t going our way, but you have to stick with it in this game and play for 60 (minutes),” said Austring.

Facing a little bit of adversity may be good for the Gens, he added.

“This is part of the whole process of winning,” said Austring.

“It’s the journey of overcoming and facing adversity, you’ll face challenges and obstacles and this was just another test for our guys.”

Generals are waiting for the winner between Innisfail and Stony Plain. Stony Plain leads the series 2-1 with game 4 tonight in Innisfail.