Sun Devils split games in Calgary to open 2018 season

By Scott Roblin
April 16, 2018 - 3:12pm

CALGARY, AB – The quest towards returning to the post-season began over the weekend for the Medicine Hat Sun Devils, kicking off lacrosse season with a pair of games in Calgary.

Opening their season against the Calgary Axemen on Saturday night, the Sun Devils suffered their first loss of the season by an 11-6 final score.

Medicine Hat only trailed by a count of 7-5 entering the third period, but the Sun Devils couldn’t keep the ball out of the net with five goals scored against over the last 20 minutes of play.

Last year’s leading scorer Aidan McLean had a pair of goals in the loss, while Mason Appell, Tegan Rogal, and Noah Weimer also contributed on the score sheet.

The Sun Devils had a big bounce-back game on Sunday however, dispatching the upstart Calgary Sabrecats by an 18-8 final.

Izaak Loran came alive with a hat-trick in the third period alone, adding to a pair of previous markers to finish his evening with a game-high five goals.

McLean added to his weekend dominance with another four goals, while Rogal and Daniel Drefs also had multi-goal games.

Starting the 2018 season with a 1-1 record, the Sun Devils return to Medicine Hat this upcoming weekend for their home openers.

Medicine Hat welcomes the Olds Stingers to the Kinplex on Saturday night at 6:30 pm, before playing host to the Calgary Wranglers on Sunday at 3:30 pm.

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