The first two games of the AJHL North Final did not go in the Pontiac’s favor and now the Bonnyville team is looking to claim their first win at home.
Game one saw the Yaks take the lead in the first period but the Spruce Grove Saints bounced back with a goal of their own. The game went back and forth and lead to overtime which the Yaks could not hold on to.
Game two was a different story as the Saints pulled ahead taking control of the game and winning 6 – 2.
Now the Yaks are back home at the R. J. Lalonde Arena hoping to take game three with the home crowd behind them. Neil Langridge Associate General Manager for the Pontiacs says the Pontiacs deserved better in game one.
“We went in there and executed our game plan and I thought we were the better team five on five but we got in some penalty trouble which ended leading to our demise in game one but it was a good game.”
Langridge says game two seemed like the Yaks were a little defeated from game one.
“You find your energy when you are back on the ice that you are familiar with here in Bonnyville. All of a sudden you find that energy in front of a home crowd that is loud just refocuses the group. I am confident we are going to see a hungry Pontiac team today.”
The team is looking back to their series vs Whitecourt and trying to replicate that success. The Yaks will hit home ice tonight at the R. J. Lalonde Arena with the puck dropping at 7 p.m.