The South East Prairie Thunder saw their 2018 Allan Cup run come to an end Friday night in Rosetown, Saskatchewan.

David Brown made 35 saves as the Stoney Creek Generals defeated South East 5-2 in the semifinals.

Igor Gongalsky and Robert Hisey scored first period goals for the Generals who led 2-1 after the first period and 3-1 after 40 minutes.

Tyler Donati scored for Stoney Creek in the middle period.

Justin Donati and Ryan O’Mara rounded out the Generals scoring in the third.

“I think we started off pretty well,” said Prairie Thunder head coach Dustin Hughes. “We certainly tried pushing the pace a little bit but tried to be responsible in the neutral zone. Looking at their roster they got a lot of high end offensive guys that if you give them odd man rushes their going to capitalize. Unfortunately we didn’t bury a couple early. We gave them a few odd man rushes where we got a couple of big saves early but if you give them four or five in a matter five minutes they’re going to capitalize on one or two of them which they did.”

Tyler Dittmer and Reid Gow replied for South East.

“In the third period I thought we were all over them,” Hughes said. “Credit to their team and their goalie for keeping them in it. Unfortunately we hit four or five posts which would have made a big difference especially when it was 4-2 and we hit two posts on the power play directly after that. Credit to our guys. They worked really hard. It’s just unfortunate that only one of these teams gets to move on.”

South East goaltender Steve Christie stopped 21 of 25 shots.

It’s the second straight year the Prairie Thunder have lost in the semifinals.

South East fell 8-4 to the Lacombe Generals in the 2017 semis in Boutouche, New Brunswick.

“It’s a great tournament,” said coach Hughes. “It’s been around for a long, long time. I was able to win one as a player and I cherish those moments and I cherish the time – anytime I get back to the Allan Cup. I know the guys feel the same way.”

Stoney Creek and Lacombe will play in the 2018 Allan Cup final.


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Saturday, April 21st

MJHL
Steinbach 2 Virden 1
(Pistons win best of 7 final 4-2)

AHL
Central Division
Manitoba 3 Grand Rapids 2
(1st game in best of 5 semifinal)

NHL
Eastern Conference
Tampa Bay 3 New Jersey 1
(Lightning win best of 7 quarterfinal 4-1)
Washington 4 Columbus 3 (OT)
(Capitals lead series 3-2)
Toronto 4 Boston 3
(Bruins lead series 3-2)

Major League Baseball
American League
New York 9 Toronto 1
Detroit 12 Kansas City 4
Cleveland 4 Baltimore 0
Tampa Bay 10 Minnesota 1
Houston 10 Chicago 1
Seattle 9 Texas 7
Oakland 3 Boston 0
National League
St. Louis 4 Cincinnati 3
Philadelphia 6 Pittsburgh 2
Atlanta 4 New York 3
Milwaukee 6 Miami 5
Arizona 6 San Diego 2
Colorado 5 Chicago 2
Los Angeles 4 Washington 0
Interleague
L.A. Angels 4 San Francisco 3

NBA
Eastern Conference
Philadelphia 106 Miami 102
(76ers lead best of 7 quarterfinal 3-1)
Western Conference
New Orleans 131 Portland 123
(Pelicans win series 4-0)
Minnesota 121 Houston 105
(Rockets lead series 2-1)
Utah 115 Oklahoma City 102
(Jazz lead series 2-1)

Sunday, April 22nd

NHL
Eastern Conference
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 2 p.m.
(Penguins lead best of 7 quarterfinal 3-2)
Western Conference
Nashville at Colorado, 6 p.m.
(Predators lead series 3-2)

AHL
Central Division
Manitoba vs Grand Rapids
@ Wpg, 2 p.m.
(Moose lead best of 5 semifinal 1-0)

Major League Baseball
American League
Toronto at New York, 12:05 p.m.
Cleveland at Baltimore, 12:05 p.m.
Minnesota at Tampa Bay, 12:10 p.m.
Kansas City at Detroit, 12:10 p.m.
Houston at Chicago, 1:10 p.m.
Seattle at Texas, 2:05 p.m.
Boston at Oakland, 3:05 p.m.
National League
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 12:35 p.m.
New York at Atlanta, 12:35 p.m.
Miami at Milwaukee, 1:10 p.m.
Cincinnati at St. Louis, 1:15 p.m.
Chicago at Colorado, 2:10 p.m.
San Diego at Arizona, 3:10 p.m.
Washington at Los Angeles, 7:08 p.m.
Interleague
San Fancisco at L.A. Angels, 3:07 p.m.

NBA
Eastern Conference
Boston at Milwaukee, 12 p.m.
(Celtics lead best of 7 quarterfinal 2-1)
Toronto at Washington, 5 p.m.
(Raptors lead series 2-1)
Cleveland at Indiana, 7:30 p.m.
(Pacers lead series 2-1)
Western Conference
Golden State at San Antonio, 2:30 p.m.
(Warriors lead series 3-0)

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