Lacombe Generals are up two games to none in their best-of-seven series against the Fort Saskatchewan Chiefs.

With a 6-2 win in Lacombe on Saturday, the Gens went into Fort Saskatchewan on Sunday and embarrassed the Chiefs 8-1.

Gens forward Riley Sheen had a four-point game with a couple of goals on Saturday and added an assist in Sunday’s games.

In two games, the line of Sheen, Brandon Magee and Myles Bell combined for 11 points.

Head Coach Curtis Austring said the success they’re having doesn’t surprise him.

“Magee and Sheen are really talented hockey players as is Bell,” said Austring.

“They’ve got good hockey IQs, they know where the puck is going to be and they also have a lot of talent where they can make plays a lot of people can’t make.”

Coincidently, those players were the top three point getters for the Generals in the regular season.

“I grew up playing with Brandon (Magee) and to have Miles on that line too who’s a real great shooter, it makes me and Mag’s job pretty easy when we can find him,” said Sheen.

“We’ve been finding each other a lot and it’s been a lot of fun.” 


It wasn’t the start the Generals were hoping for as the Chiefs scored the game’s first two goals and led 2-0 after the first period.

“We came out slower than we would have liked, but after the first period our team responded well,” said Sheen.

“We knew what we had to do, we stuck to our game and knew if we did that we could bury a couple.”

After a quiet Game on Saturday, Gens forward Alex Macleod broke out in a big way on Sunday scoring three times for the hat trick while adding an assist.

Troy Hunter and Adam Huxley also had a big game for the Gens on Sunday. Hunter scored twice and added two helpers while Huxley recorded five assists.

Game three takes place in Lacombe on Friday where the Generals look to take a strangle-hold on the series. Start time is 8 p.m.

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