by Stephen Dafoe
The Morinville Senior AA Kings took an overtime win on Saturday night, their first home game in several weeks. The Kings took down long-time rivals, the Devon Barons, 6-5.
Leading the Barons 3-1 after one, the King’s lead was whittled down to 4-3 after two. The final frame saw the Barons pull ahead to a 5-4 lead with 6:51 left on the clock, but Kings’ Kyle Plett picked up an unassisted goal with 1:35 left in the game to push it to overtime.
Overtime was decided at 4:29 when Mikey Mantello pocketed one from Kruise Reddick and Kyle Harris on a powerplay opportunity.
Saturday’s win brings the Kings to a 4-1-0 record and 8 points, two points behind the Lacombe Generals and Camrose Crush, who are in first and second place, respectively.
The Kings play Lacombe at home Saturday, Nov. 12 at 8 p.m.
Saturday night’s game was also the annual King’s Brenda Stewart Memorial Game.
Brenda Stewart passed away unexpectedly after suffering a major heart attack five years ago. Stewart, who was Registrar and Director of Communications for the Sturgeon Hockey Club, was known for her generous nature, kind soul and the countless hours she spent running the concession on behalf of the Morinville Kings.