For the Spruce Grove Saints, the wound is still too fresh to appreciate all they accomplished this season.
The Alberta Junior Hockey League champions fell short in their quest to qualify for the RBC Junior A National Championships May 12-20 in Chilliwack, B.C., by losing to the British Columbia Hockey League champion Wenatchee Wild in the Doyle Cup.
The final nail for the Saints came Friday with a 7-2 loss to Wenatchee at the Grant Fuhr Arena, which gave the visitors a 4-1 series victory and their first berth into the national championship tournament.
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