Bentley, MacLeod fall short at 2015 Allan Cup Tournament
Nelson native Alex MacLeod said during the 2015 Allan Cup Tournament all the teams at the were very evenly matched.
MacLeod’s Bentley Generals met their match in the tournament final, falling 2-0 to Manitoba’s South East Prairie Thunder Saturday in a packed Clarenville, N.L. arena.
South East Prairie Thunder capture the 2015 Allan Cup Championship, emblematic of Canadian Men’s Senior AAA Hockey supremacy.
Alex MacLeod, graduate of Nelson Minor Hockey, played Junior Hockey in BC and Alberta before earning a NCAA scholarship at Michigan Tech University.
MacLeod, 27, played two seasons of professional in the East Coast Hockey League before latching on this season with the Bentley Generals.
Both South East Prairie and Bentley entered the final undefeated after claiming their respective round robin divisions and wins during Friday’s semi finals.
South East Prairie bounced host Clarenville Caribous 4-0 while Bentley needed overtime to edge the other Newfoundland reps Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts 5-4 on a goal by Colin Dueck seconds into the extra time.
In the final, Mark Agnew opened the scoring following a scoreless first period, giving South East Prairie the 1-0 lead.
Shawn Limpright scored an insurance marker late in the third to secure the victroy.
Thunder goalie Steve Christie was outstanding during the game to register the shutout as Bentley outshot South East Prairie 27-25 in the game.
The Thunder, who won the tournament in 2012, now take the 2015 title home to Steinbach, Man., where they will host 2016 Allan Cup tournament.
The 2015 Allan Cup Tournament had six teams playing for the title — Bentley Generals (Pacific Champs), South East Prairie Thunder (West Rep), Dundas Real McCoys (Central Rep), Lameque Au P’tit Mousse (New Brunswick Rep), Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts (Newfoundland) and host Clarenville Caribous.