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, December 15th

CSHL
Ste. Anne at La Broquerie, 7 p.m.
Grunthal at Lac du Bonnet, 8 p.m.

MJHL
Steinbach at Swan Valley, 7:30 p.m.
Wpg Blues at Portage, 7:30 p.m.
Waywayseecappo at OCN, 7 p.m.
Neepawa at Selkirk, 7 p.m.

Capital Region Junior Hockey League
Lundar at St. Malo, 7:30 p.m.

HTJHL
Springfield at Mitchell, 8 p.m.
St. Adolphe vs Lorette
@ Ile des Chenes, 8 p.m.

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Eastman vs Brandon
@ Beausejour, 8 p.m.
Norman at Kenora, 7:30 p.m.
Southwest vs Thrashers
@ Wpg, 3:30 p.m.
Wpg Wild 4 Parkland 0
Yellowhead at Wpg Bruins, 3:15 p.m.
Pembina Valley vs Central Plains
@ Portage, 4 p.m.

MFMHL
Eastman vs Interlake
@ Ste. Anne, 6:30 p.m.

U17 Midget Prep Hockey League
Eastman 5 Wpg Sharks 4 (OT)

WHL
Saskatoon at Brandon, 7:30 p.m.

AHL
Manitoba vs Toronto
@ Wpg, 6 p.m.

NHL
Calgary 2 Minnesota 1
Buffalo at Washington, 6 p.m.
Ottawa at Montreal, 6 p.m.
Anaheim at Columbus, 6 p.m.
Los Angeles at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m.
Detroit at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m.
Toronto at Florida, 6 p.m.
New Jersey at Nashville, 7 p.m.
Dallas at Colorado, 8 p.m.
Philadelphia at Vancouver, 9 p.m.

NFL
Houston at N.Y. Jets, 3:30 p.m.
Cleveland at Denver, 7:20 p.m.

NBA
Utah at Orlando, 4 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at Charlotte, 6 p.m.
Boston at Detroit, 6 p.m.
Houston at Memphis, 7 p.m.
Chicago at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Phoenix, 8 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.

Friday, December 14th

HTJHL
Steinbach 8 Red River 6

MJHL
Wpg Blues 5 Neepawa 2
Virden 8 Winkler 2

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Norman 3 Kenora 2 (SO)
Brandon 4 Interlake 3 (OT)

WHL
Saskatoon 3 Brandon 2

AHL
Toronto 7 Manitoba 2

NHL
Winnipeg 4 Chicago 3 (OT)
Pittsburgh 5 Boston 3
New Jersey 5 Vegas 4 (OT)
Arizona 4 N.Y. Rangers 3 (OT)
Washington 6 Carolina 5 (SO)
Ottawa 4 Detroit 2
St. Louis 4 Colorado 3 (OT)
Edmonton 4 Philadelphia 1

NBA
Portland 128 Toronto 122
Boston 129 Atlanta 108
New York 126 Charlotte 124 (OT)
Brooklyn 125 Washington 118
Indiana 113 Philadelphia 101
Milwaukee 114 Cleveland 102
Miami 100 Memphis 97
Denver 109 Oklahoma City 98
Golden State 130 Sacramento 125

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