The Lacombe Generals went 2-0 in Chinook Hockey League action over the weekend.

The Generals beat the Rosetown Red Wings 3-2 in overtime Saturday night, followed by an 11-3 blowout win against the Fort Saskatchewan Chiefs on Sunday.

Down 2-1 late in the third period against the Red Wings, the Generals were able to tie it up with just over a minute to play on a goal by defencemen Evan Ober.

Head Coach Curtis Austring said he was impressed with the resilience the team showed on Saturday.

“Rosetown is always a strong club. They play a really strong system's game and they don’t give you much for second opportunities,” said Austring.

“We did manage to get 50 some-odd shots on their goalie, but he made some really good saves.”

The Chiefs only had 12 players dressed for Sunday’s game and the Generals took full advantage, scoring five goals in the first period.

“We came out with a lot of energy. They had a bit of a short bench and I think they played last night as well,” said Austring.

“That was to our advantage, but I think our guys were ready to play and understood the implications here of a potential playoff matchup.”

Goaltender Jacob Deserres made his regular season debut on Sunday after being injured all year.

Austring said it was great to see him back in game action and was happy with how he handled things after all the time off.

“It was good to get him back in and I know he was excited,” said Austring.

“This game was a little lopsided on the shots, but I thought that in the end he competed hard.”

After adding forward Eric Galbraith just over a week ago, the Generals continued to make their roster stronger with the addition of forward’s Dennis Rix and Kyle Greentree.

Both made their debuts this weekend.

“We’re just excited to have that depth going forward because in playoffs you never know what’s going to happen. It’s pretty physical and there seems to be a lot games in a short period of time,” said Austring.

“Down the stretch, it’s important to have all the bodies going and to be able to play four lines and six defencemen.”

Greentree has a ton of experience playing over in Europe and has also played four games in the National Hockey League. He said his experience so far with the Generals has been positive.

“The guys have been really good and even just the people around the team. The organization has been top notch,” said Greentree.

“I’ve enjoyed the two days here.”

The Generals play the Innisfail Eagles on Wednesday, kicking off the final week of the regular season. Game time is 8 p.m.