The Blackfalds Wranglers closed their regular season with a 10-1 win over the Stettler Lightning on Sunday night.

Ryan Chambers scored a hat trick and finished with five points on the night. His linemates also had multi-point nights, with Braden Olsen scoring two goals and recording two assists, and Brody Bolton adding a goal of his own.

“We were all just flying and we had some good passing,” said Olsen. “It was just a good night for all of us.”

Wranglers head coach Sean Neumeier said they wanted to build momentum heading into the playoffs.

The team faces Ponoka in a best-of-three series in the first round, with Game 1 played Wednesday night in Blackfalds.

If the regular season numbers mean anything, it could be a tight matchup. The teams split their season series with two wins each. Blackfalds had the edge in goals, 14 to 11.

“We have to be at our best for sure. (We were) kind of lackadaisical during the middle of the year but we’re pushing again now so I think we should be all right,” Olsen said. “We can’t take them for granted though … If you’re not doing the little things like dumping the puck when you’re hitting the red line or making good passes or finishing your checks, they have a few guys that can put the puck in the net so we just got to be wary of that.”

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