Cody Esposito of the Bentley Generals seeks a teammate to pass to in a game against the Fort Saskatchewan Chiefs in a game at the Eckville Arena last Friday. The Chiefs beat the Generals 3-1.

Generals making most of temporary home ice in Eckville

The Bentley Generals were greeted by a warm reception as they played their third semi-finals game

The Bentley Generals were greeted by a warm reception as they played their third semi-finals game against the Fort Saskatchewan Chiefs at the Eckville Arena last Friday.

Although they lost 5-2, the Generals’ players enjoyed the solid turnout and strong support, which has become somewhat commonplace during their recent games played in Eckville, according to coach Ryan Tobler.

Ice problems causing safety concerns at their own home arena have caused the Generals to temporarily relocate to Eckville for games.

“It’s worked out great,” said Tobler. “I didn’t know what to expect, but there have been good crowds. The guys love the ice, and it’s a nice place to play in as a player.”

The Generals went on to defeat the Chiefs 5-2 on Saturday, giving them a 3-1 lead in the series. Game five takes place in Eckville on Friday (March 6).