The Bentley Generals’ Allan Cup run was brought to an end on Saturday with a 2-0 defeat by the Manitoba-based South East Prairie Thunder.
Mark Agnew of the Prairie Thunder opened the scoring at 14:41 in the second period of the tournament’s final game in Clarenville, N.L.
Shawn Limpright added a second goal at 4:24 in the third period to secure the game and win the cup for the Prairie Thunder.
It was an unwanted end to the tournament for the Generals, who saw off strong opposition from across the country to earn their spot in the final.
The Generals opened the tournament with a 3-2 victory over the host Clarenville Caribous on April 14. They then defeated New Brunswick’s Lameque Au P’tit Mousse by a score of 4-1 on April 15, before overcoming the Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts 5-4 in overtime two days later.
The Generals last won the Allan Cup in 2013, when they defeated the Clarenville Caribous 3-0 as the tournaments hosts.
They defeated the South East Prairie Thunder four years before that to become champions in 2009.
Next year’s tournament will be held in Steinbach, Man.