After a bye in the first round of the NCHL (North Central Hockey League) playoffs,  the Lacombe Generals now know who their second round opponent will be.

For the first time since 2019, the Devon Barons will take on the Generals in the semi-finals of the Vanberg Cup. Devon came back from a 2-1 game deficit to beat the Morninville Kings at home. 

6th place Devon will now face the President's Cup winning Lacombe Generals in one series, while the 2nd place Camrose Crush will face off against the 5th place Red Deer Rustlers.  

Lacombe and Camrose both received first round byes for finishing 1st and 2nd during the regular season. Both series will start next weekend and are both a best of seven series to determine who is going to advance to the Vanberg Cup finals. 

The first game will be this Saturday, February 18th, 7:45 pm, at The Gary Moe Autogroup Sportsplex.

The Generals have also released their full playoff schedule as follows:

Home games listed in bold and at The Gary Moe Autogroup Sportsplex.

Feb 18 - Sat Home -7:45

Feb 19 - Sun Away - 515pm

Feb 22 - Wed Home - 7:45pm

Feb 25 - Sat Away - 8pm

Feb 26 - Sun Home - 4:30pm

March 4 - Sat Away 8pm

March 5 - Sun Home - 4:45pm