The Lacombe Generals game on Sunday, January 13th was cancelled due to a bit of a dispute with the Stony Plain Eagles.

Jeff McInnis, General Manager of the Lacombe Generals commented, “We’ve had a stand-off with the Stony Plain team. We’ve asked them to reschedule the game. This is our twentieth year and never have we played at 7:30 on Sunday night.”

A later game on a Sunday night is a problem for the men on the Lacombe Generals team as many of them are working men, and some are attending school. Some of the team players live in Calgary and southern Alberta areas making it a considerable drive for them on a late Sunday night.

“We weren’t about to ask our men who come from Calgary and Southern Alberta areas, to be in Stony Plain and leave the rink at ten, ten-thirty at night,” said McInnis continuing, “We’re working men and we’ve never played at that time.”

Unfortunately, as a result of the game cancellation, the Stony Plain Eagles will be awarded the win and two points in the league. However, Jeff McInnis believes that there will not be any more cancellations.

“We’re hoping for better support from a managerial side of our league and I think we will get that. We’ve had a change in the guard and our new management in our league should help with that. This should never happen again.”

The next game the Lacombe Generals will play will be in Innisfail on Friday, January 18 at 8:30 pm. 

And with the Allan cup quickly approaching, the Lacombe Generals are actively seeking volunteers to help run the national tournament.

“You’ll see us on social media trying to get volunteers, and the fact of the matter is, it’s a big job to host that national tournament so yes, we do need volunteers, so if people would step up and help us, boy would we appreciate it.” -Jeff McInnis.

The Allan cup will be held from April 8th to 13th.

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