Eleven new provincial champions were crowned on Sunday, highlighting a busy weekend of Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships, presented by ATB Financial.
Five Midget teams and six Peewee teams walked away from their respective tournaments with gold medals: Calgary Chaos (Midget Female A), Calgary Saints (Midget B), Stettler Storm OK Tire (Midget Female B), Thorsby (Midget C), Valleyview Ice Bears (Midget D), Calgary NW Warriors (Peewee A), St. Albert Hit (Peewee Female A), Airdrie Lightning (Peewee B), Olds Grizzlys (Peewee Female B), Marwayne Sled Dogs (Peewee C), and Clive Avalanche (Peewee D).
In addition to the on-ice action, five host communities kicked off their weekend with a Tundra True Spirit of Hockey Day, a partnership between Tundra Process Solutions Ltd. and Hockey Alberta to celebrate a shared love for hockey and the community that supports the sport: Springbank, Oyen, Foothills, High Prairie and Drayton Valley.
Provincial championships set for March 17-20 include: Bantam AA (Taber), Bantam A (Beaumont), Bantam B (Drumheller), Bantam C (High Prairie), Bantam D (High Level), Bantam Female A (Edmonton), Bantam Female B (Hinton), Atom AA Major (Edmonton), Atom AA Minor (Bonnyville), Atom A (Lacombe), Atom B (Vegreville), Atom C (Grimshaw), Atom D (Duchess), and Atom Female (Innisfail).
Seven more host communities will host a Tundra True Spirit of Hockey Day this week: Taber, High Level, Grimshaw, Hinton Lacombe, Duchess, and Innisfail.
2016 HOCKEY ALBERTA PROVINCIAL TOURNAMENTS
Gold Medal Games
Midget Female A - Calgary Chaos 3, Olds Grizzlys 2 (OT)
Midget B - Calgary Saints 8, Athabasca 2
Midget Female B - Stettler Storm OK Tire 4, Lloydminster SCU Blazers 1
Midget C - Thorsby 7, High Prairie 3
Midget D - Valleyview Ice Bears 5, Pincher Creek/CNP Huskies
Peewee A - Calgary NW Warriors 6, 3Cs Coyotes 2
Peewee Female A - St. Albert Hit 3, Calgary Kaos 0
Peewee B - Airdrie 3, Westlock 1
Peewee Female B - Olds Grizzlys 2, St. Albert Rush 0
Peewee C - Marwayne Sled Dogs 8, Rimbey 1 Canalta 0
Peewee D - Clive Avalanche 3, Manning Comets 1
2016 HOCKEY ALBERTA PROVINCIAL PLAYDOWN SERIES
Senior AAA - Stony Plain Eagles VS. Bentley Generals
Best-of-seven series tied 1-1
Game One: Friday, March 11, 8 p.m. - Stony Plain Eagles 1 @ Bentley Generals 4
Game Two: Saturday, March 12, 7:30 p.m. - Bentley Generals 2 @ Stony Plain Eagles 6
Game Three: Friday, March 18, 8 p.m. - Stony Plain Eagles @ Bentley Generals
Game Four: Wednesday, March 23, 8 p.m. - Bentley Generals @ Stony Plain Eagles
Game Five: Saturday, March 26, 7:30 p.m. - Stony Plain Eagles @ Bentley Generals
Game Six (if necessary): Friday, April 1, 7:30 p.m. - Bentley Generals @ Stony Plain Eagles
Game Seven (If necessary): Sunday, April 3, 7:30 p.m. - Stony Plain Eagles @ Bentley Generals (At Red Deer Arena)