The Lacombe Generals came back to the ice ready and willing to win on Tuesday for their second round robin game for the Allan Cup.
The team went head to head against the Haut-Madawaska Panthers, after a frustrating game on Monday against the South East Prairie Thunder.
It wasn’t until the very end of the second period where the Panthers broke what was beginning to look like a shut-out leaving the score at 5-1 for the Generals.
In the third period, both teams were able to get another one in before the game ended with a score of 6-2. Shots on net were 48-35 for the Generals.
The Generals’ goals were scored by Billy Marshall, Travis Granbois, Cody Cartier, Matt Brown, and two from Kyle Stroh.
Kyle Stroh was very appreciative for the improvement on the game.
“I thought it was a full 60 minutes. I think we improved on last night. Last night we played well, it was just one of the games where you are into a hot goalie. I thought tonight we really bared down and bared our chances when we had them. It’s positive for us moving forward,” explained Stroh.
Getting those first goals seemed to really pump up the team's confidence and keep them performing at top-notch.
“Confidence is key in any sport. Once you have that, you just have a little more poise with the puck, make some plays, and open up some space for your teammates.”
The Generals will have a day’s break from hockey as they wait for the rest of the results from the round robin. In the meantime, they have some team bonding and rest planned for the day.