Bentley Generals quest for Allan Cup unsuccessful

The Bentley Generals hopes for a repeat Allan Cup championship were dashed.

The Bentley Generals hopes for a repeat Allan Cup championship were dashed.

After winning the title last year in Red Deer where the Bentley Generals were the hosts, and having also won the title in 2009, and being the runners-up in 2008, 2010 and 2011 they had high hopes for this year.

In 2014 at Dundas, Ont. they were in Division 2.

They lost their first game April 15 to the host Dundas Real McCoys 6-2.

Bentley scored in the first minute. Dundas came back with four goals before Bentley scored their second, eight minutes into period three. Dundas followed up with two more.

The Generals lost their second game April 16 to the South East Prairie Thunder 3-1.

South East Prairie scored three before Bentley finally scored at 16:20 of the third period.

Bentley ended up in third place in Division 2 and in sixth place overall after round robin play.

Every game became a must win situation.

In a quarter-final on April 17 Bentley won 3-2 over the Brantford Blast who were second in Division 1. In the first period Bentley notched two goals before Branford got their first. There was no scoring in the second period and Bentley got their third goal at 4:28 of the third period before Brantford got one more. This win kept Bentley’s hopes alive.

In the other quarter final the Kenora Thistles beat out the South East Prairie Thunder 3-2.

Now it was down to the semi-finals.

On April 18, the #3 in Division 2 Bentley Generals lost to the Clarenville Caribous (#1 in Division 1) 5-1 so the Generals quest was over. Bentley did draw first blood but Clarenville came back with five unanswered goals.

In the other semi-final, #1 in Division 2 Dundas Real McCoys beat out #3 in Division 2 Kenora Thistles 4-0 so Kenora was also finished.

The final on April 19 saw the Atlantic representative Clarenville Caribous against the host Dundas Real McCoys. Both these teams had finished first in their division. At the end of regulation play they were tied 2-2. Dundas scored the winning goal and earned the title of Allan Cup Champions 2014 by scoring again just over six minutes into overtime. Both of Clarenville’s goals had come on power plays.

Another Mackenzie Cup Championship with a three game sweep over the Powell River Regals and again the Chinook League Championship for the Bentley Generals by defeating the Innisfail Eagles!