RED DEER - As Week Two of the Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships, presented by ATB Financial, wrapped up on Sunday with 19 teams crowned as 2017 Provincial champions.
Sixteen tournaments ran across the province from March 22-26, while three league champions also earned provincial championship honours last week.
Teams skating away with gold medals were: Lacombe Generals (Senior AAA), Edmonton NEZ Northstars (Junior C), Lethbridge Hurricanes (Minor Midget AAA), Leduc Oil Kings (Midget AAA), Edmonton Seera Icemen (Midget A), Barrhead Steelers (Midget B), La Crete Lumberjacks (Midget C), Valleyview Ice Bears (Midget D), Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs (Midget Female Elite), Strathcona Stars (Midget Female A), Onoway Eagles (Midget Female B), St. Albert Blades (Bantam Female A), Medicine Hat Hounds (Peewee A), Bonnyville Pontiacs (Peewee B), Beaverlodge Blades (Peewee C), Irvine Bulldogs (Peewee D), GHC White (Peewee Female A), and Stettler Storm (Peewee Female B).
In addition to the on-ice action, seven host communities hosted a True Spirit of Hockey Day to celebrate a shared love for hockey and the community that supports the sport: 3Cs, Elk Point, High Prairie, Kneehill, Rocky Mountain House, Slave Lake, and Strathmore.
The 2017 Provincial Championships tournament schedule wraps up this coming weekend with five tournaments set for March 30 - April 2: Senior AA (Wainwright), Junior B (St. Paul), Midget AA (Okotoks), Bantam AA (Olds), and Peewee AA (Edmonton). Okotoks and Olds will both host True Spirit of Hockey Days in conjunction with Provincials.
The Junior A Provincial Championship will be decided through the Alberta Junior Hockey League Playoffs. The North and South Division finals begin on March 31. The Brooks Bandits and Okotoks Oilers are set to face off in the South Division Final, while the Fort McMurray Oil Barons will have to wait for Game Seven between the Whitecourt Wolverines and Spruce Grove Saints to decide who they will face in the North Division Final.
2017 HOCKEY ALBERTA PROVINCIAL TOURNAMENTS
Gold Medal Games
Junior C – NEZ 5, Edmonton 2
Minor Midget AAA – Lethbridge 7, CNHA 2
Midget A – Seera 5, Strathmore 2
Midget B – Barrhead 5, High Prairie 4
Midget C – La Crete 3, Tofield 1
Midget D – Valleyview 4, Eckville 0
Midget Female Elite – Red Deer 4, Peace Country 1
Midget Female A – Strathcona 6, Red Deer 1
Midget Female B – Onoway 5, Irma 2
Bantam Female A – St. Albert 2, Calgary 1
Peewee A – Medicine Hat 8, Sherwood Park 2
Peewee B – Bonnyville 4, Drayton Valley 3
Peewee C – Beaverlodge 3, Marwayne 2 (OT)
Peewee D – Irvine 6, Paradise Valley 3
Peewee Female A – GHC 3, Sherwood Park 2 (OT)
Peewee Female B – Stettler 4, Olds 3
2017 HOCKEY ALBERTA PROVINCIAL PLAYDOWN SERIES
Senior AAA – Stony Plain Eagles VS. Lacombe Generals
Lacombe Generals win series 4-2
Game One: Stony Plain 6, Lacombe 4
Game Two: Lacombe 4, Stony Plain 1
Game Three: Stony Plain 7, Lacombe 4
Game Four: Lacombe 8, Stony Plain 3
Game Five: Lacombe 5, Stony Plain 1
Game Six: Lacombe 10, Stony Plain 3
Allan Cup – April 10-15 – Bouctouche, New Brunswick
Midget AAA – Foothills CFR Bisons vs Leduc Chrysler Oil Kings
Leduc Oil Kings win series 3-1
Game One: Leduc 3, Foothills 1
Game Two: Leduc 5, Foothills 4 (2OT)
Game Three: Foothills 4, Leduc 3 (2OT)
Game Four: Leduc 3, Foothills 1
Telus Cup – April 24-30 – Prince George, British Columbia
Bantam AAA – Lethbridge Val Matteoti Golden Hawks vs. Fort Saskatchewan Rangers
Fort Saskatechewan Rangers wins series 3-2
Game One: Fort Saskatchewan 3, Lethbridge 2 (OT)
Game Two: Fort Saskatchewan 2, Lethbridge 1
Game Three: Lethbridge 7, Fort Saskatchewan 2
Game Four: Lethbridge 2, Fort Saskatchewan 1
Game Five: Fort Saskatchewan 2, Lethbridge 1