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McDavid, Crowd Spur Crusaders to Victory

It’s not the usual motivation for a group of Junior hockey players, but it has worked so far.

Don’t disappoint Connor McDavid.

The Sherwood Park Crusaders had a surprise group of guests prior to launching their Alberta Junior Hockey League North Division final series against the rival Spruce Grove Saints on Friday, the first time the Cru have made the final four since 2002-2003.

Edmonton Oilers defenceman Matt Benning stopped by to wish his younger brother and Crusaders rookie Michael Benning good luck and he brought a few of his teammates with him — Jujhar Khaira, Ty Rattie and some guy named Connor McDavid.

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