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Silver, Bronze medals for Bantam Males and Junior Females at Arctic Winter Games

FORT SMITH/HAY RIVER - Team Alberta North is skating away from the 2018 Arctic Winter Games with a pair of medals.

Despite trailing for most of the game, the Bantam Males looked poised for overtime in the gold medal game against host Northwest Territories, before allowing a buzzer-beater with less than 10 seconds to go in the game.

Jacobi Rouleau and Joseph Gerwatoski (2) scored for Alberta North, who claimed the silver medal after winning gold at the 2016 Arctic Winter Games. Earlier in the day, Alaska edged Nunavut 3-2 to win the bronze medal.

Meanwhile, the Junior Females went the distance against the Yukon, and took home the bronze medal after a 3-2 shootout win. Tea Vasseur and Sanna Mierzewski scored for Alberta North, with Sanne Hansen scoring the shootout-winner.

In the championship game, Alaska edged host Northwest Territories 3-2 to claim the Junior Female gold medal.

Male Roster > | Female Roster > | Schedule/Results > | Day One Recap > | Day Two Recap > | Day Three Recap > | Day Four Recap >

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Volunteers sought for Officials Committee positions

RED DEER - Applications are now being accepted from experienced and interested individuals to serve in a leadership capacity with Hockey Alberta’s Officials Committee for the 2018-19 season.

Available positions include the Officials Committee Chair, as well as the Regional Coordinator (previously Zone Chair) positions for each of the six Officials Regions in the province: Peace, North, North East, North Central, Central and South.

In addition, applications also are being accepted for the following Coordinator positions: Data, Match Penalty, Supervision, Male Development and Female Development.

The Officials Committee provides oversight and monitoring of the delivery of the Hockey Canada Officiating Program within Hockey Alberta. The Committee is responsible for the administration, operational standards and development of new components regarding the officiating program in Alberta. Responsibilities include: recruiting, training, mentoring, developing and evaluating officials; selecting and appointing officials for all provincial, regional and national championship games/events hosted in Alberta; and providing guidance and leadership on all matters pertaining to officiating with leagues, minor hockey associations and other stakeholders.

Deadline for applications for the Committee Chair is May 1. Deadline for applications for the Coordinator positions is May 8.

SUBMIT AN APPLICATION >

Please note that Hockey Alberta’s application platform requires that once you start an application you must complete and submit in the same sitting.

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Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships: Week Three Preview

RED DEER - The third and final week of the Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships, presented by ATB Financial, kicks off on Thursday across the province with the final six tournaments of 2018.

Provincial championships set for March 29 - April 1 include: Junior B (Fort St. John), Junior C (Sherwood Park), Midget AA (Spruce Grove), Midget Female Elite (Calgary), Bantam AA (Edmonton), Peewee AA (Glenlake/Calgary).

You can keep track of all this weekend’s tournaments at haprovincials.ca, by following along with the score ticker at hockeyalberta.ca, on Facebook, or on Twitter (using the hashtags #HAProvincials or #ATBProvincials), or on Snapchat (username: hockeyalberta).

Hockey Alberta and ATB Financial are also proud to unveil a brand new Snapchat filter, available at all Provincial rinks across the province. Players and fans are encouraged to use the Provincials filter, and send a photo to Hockey Alberta on Snapchat for a chance to win a gift card prize pack from Hockey Alberta and ATB Financial

You can also follow along with a number of individual tournaments on social media:

Junior B:
Twitter
Midget AA: Twitter
Midget Female Elite: Twitter
Bantam AA: Twitter
Peewee AA: Twitter

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 Whitecourt Wolverines and Spruce Grove Saints will battle in the North Division Final.


Previous Results

Week One Results > | Week Two Results > | Champions Photos >


2018 HOCKEY ALBERTA PROVINCIAL PLAYDOWN SERIES

Senior AAA – Stony Plain Eagles VS. Lacombe Generals
Lacombe Generals win best-of-seven series 4-1

Game One: Stony Plain 2, Lacombe 4
Game Two:
Lacombe 3, Stony Plain 4
Game Three:
Stony Plain 2, Lacombe 7
Game Four
: Lacombe 6, Stony Plain 3
Game Five: Stony Plain 1 @ Lacombe 6

Allan Cup – April 9-14 – Rosetown, Saskatchewan


Midget AAA – Lethbridge AAA Hurricanes vs Knights of Columbus Pats
Best-of-five series tied 1-1

Game One: KC 0 @ Lethbridge 4
Game Two: KC 4 @ Lethbridge 2
Game Three: Wednesday, March 28, 7:45 p.m. - Lethbridge @ KC
Game Four: Thursday, March 29, 7:30 p.m. - Lethbridge @ KC
Game Five (if necessary): Sunday, April 1, 3:00 p.m. - KC @ Lethbridge

Telus Cup – April 23-29 – Sudbury, Ontario


Bantam AAA – Airdrie Xtreme vs. St. Albert Sabres
Airdrie wins best-of-five series 3-2

Game One: Airdrie 3, St. Albert 2 (OT)
Game Two: Airdrie 3,
St. Albert 2 (3OT)
Game Three: St. Albert 7, Airdrie 6 (OT)
Game Four: St. Albert 4, Airdrie 3
Game Five: Airdrie 2 @ St. Albert 1 (4OT)

Western Canadian Bantam AAA Championship – March 29 - April 1 – Kamloops, British Columbia

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2018 Alberta Cup rosters announced

RED DEER - Hockey Alberta is pleased to announce the rosters for the 2018 Alberta Cup.

Eight teams will take to the ice at the Agrena in Spruce Grove April 25-29. The teams include two from each of Calgary and Edmonton, and one each representing the South, Central, Northeast and Northwest zones of the province.

Twenty 2003-born players comprise each roster, along with volunteers serving as head coach, assistant coaches, trainer, and director of operations. Rosters were selected in the aftermath of zone camps held March 23-25 throughout the province.

2018 Alberta Cup Rosters > | 2018 Alberta Cup Schedule >

"We are very excited to take the next step in the Road to Red Deer," said Manager of Team Alberta, Mike Kraichy. "We’re looking forward to a fantastic event in Spruce Grove this year, and for the high level of talent that will hit the ice."

The teams will play in a four-day, tournament-format competition. The event also features an education seminar hosted by the Western Hockey League.

Eighty players from this year’s competition will be selected to attend Team Alberta’s Provincial Camp in July, with a chance to represent their province at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer.


Tournament Passes

Tournament passes for the 2018 Alberta Cup are now on sale. A weekend pass is $59 (plus GST), a family weekend pass (two adults and two children) is $173 (plus GST), and a day pass is $17 (plus GST). Day Passes will also be available at the door.

Tournament Passes >


Alberta Cup Banquet

Tickets for the 2018 Alberta Cup Banquet are also now available for purchase. Tickets are $59 per person (plus GST). Only 180 tickets are available, and are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.. The Alberta Cup Banquet is Saturday, April 28 at 5 p.m. at the Stony Plain Pavilion.

Banquet Tickets >


Volunteers

The 2018 Alberta Cup is looking for passionate, dedicated volunteers! If you are interested in being part of the Alberta Cup, numerous volunteer positions are available throughout the tournament, including: off-ice officials, admission table, program and 50/50 sales, security and more. To apply to be a volunteer, please fill out the form below.

Volunteer Form >


Alberta Cup Apparel

2018 Alberta Cup apparel is now available for pre-order. All orders must be placed by April 12. To place an order, click the link below.

Alberta Cup Apparel >


For more information on the Alberta Cup, click here.

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Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships: Week Two results

RED DEER - Week Two of the Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships, presented by ATB Financial, wrapped up on Sunday with 18 teams crowned as 2018 Provincial champions.

Fifteen tournaments ran across the province from March 21-25, while three league champions also earned provincial honours last week.

Teams skating away from this weekend’s tournaments with gold medals were: Bonnyville Sr. Pontiacs (Senior AA), Lethbridge Headwater Hurricanes (Minor Midget AAA), Lethbridge Hurricanes (Midget A), High Prairie Legionnaires (Midget B), Stettler Storm (Midget C), Kitscoty Pitbulls (Midget D), St. Albert Slash (Midget Female AAA), SPS Fuzion (Midget Female A ), Irma Aces (Midget Female B), Calgary Fire White (Bantam Female Elite), Cold Lake Ice (Peewee A), Provost Blades (Peewee B), Winfield Peewee (Peewee C), Irvine Bulldogs (Peewee D), and Okotoks Oilers (Peewee Female A).

Two league playoffs wrapped up on Wednesday evening in Senior AAA and Bantam AAA. The Lacombe Generals repeated as Senior AAA Provincial champs with a 6-1 win over the Stony Plain Eagles, taking the best-of-seven series four games to one.The Generals now head to the Allan Cup, which runs April 9-14 in Rosetown, SK.

An incredibly close Bantam AAA series between the Airdrie Xtreme and St. Albert Sabres, which saw a total of nine overtime periods, came to a close when Airdrie scored near the end of the fourth overtime of game five. The Xtreme advance to the Western Canadian Bantam AAA Championship, March 29 - April 1 in Kamloops, BC.

The Alberta Junior Female Hockey League crowned a champion as well, with the Sherwood Park Steele skating away with the Provincial banner.

In addition to the on-ice action, five more host communities held a True Spirit of Hockey Day to celebrate a shared love for hockey and the community that supports the sport: Daysland/Forestburg (Thunderstars), La Crete, Okotoks, Oyen, and Taber.

The 2018 Provincial Championships tournament schedule wraps up this coming weekend with six tournaments set for March 29 - April 1: Junior B (Fort St. John), Junior C (Sherwood Park), Midget AA (Spruce Grove), Midget Female Elite (Calgary), Bantam AA (Edmonton), Peewee AA (Glenlake/Calgary). The Midget AAA Provincials will wrap up by April 1 as well, with the best-of-five series between the Knights of Columbus Pats and Lethbridge Hurricanes tied at 1-1.

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 for the second straight year, while the Spruce Grove Saints will have to wait for Game Seven between the Whitecourt Wolverines and Fort McMurray Oil Barons to decide who they will face in the North Division Final.

2018 HOCKEY ALBERTA PROVINCIAL TOURNAMENTS

Gold Medal Games

Senior AA – Bonnyville Pontiacs 6, Elk Point Elks 2
Minor Midget AAA – Lethbridge Headwater Hurricanes 2, Rockyview Raiders 1
Midget A – Lethbridge Hurricanes 4, Sherwood Park Knights 2
Midget B – High Prairie Legionnaires 4, Barrhead Steelers 2
Midget C – Stettler Storm 9, Elk Point Avalanche 4
Midget D – Kitscoty Pitbulls 5, Oyen Bees 3
Midget Female AAA – St. Albert Slash 3, Rocky Mountain Raiders 2 (OT)
Midget Female A – SPS Fuzion 2, Strathmore Storm 1
Midget Female B –
Irma Aces 3, Whitecourt Wolverines 2 (OT)
Bantam Female Elite – Calgary Fire White 2, North Central Impact 0
Peewee A – Cold Lake Ice 6, Springbank Rockies 4
Peewee B – Provost Blades 9, Elk Point Avalanche 0
Peewee C – Winfield Peewee 7, Beaverlodge Blades 4
Peewee D – Irvine Bulldogs 5, Horse Lake Thunder 2
Peewee Female A – Okotoks Oilers 9, SPS Fuzion 1

Champions Photos >


Previous Results

Week One Results >


2018 HOCKEY ALBERTA PROVINCIAL PLAYDOWN SERIES

Senior AAA – Stony Plain Eagles VS. Lacombe Generals
Lacombe Generals win best-of-seven series 4-1

Game One: Stony Plain 2, Lacombe 4
Game Two:
Lacombe 3, Stony Plain 4
Game Three:
Stony Plain 2, Lacombe 7
Game Four
: Lacombe 6, Stony Plain 3
Game Five: Stony Plain 1 @ Lacombe 6

Allan Cup – April 9-14 – Rosetown, Saskatchewan


Midget AAA – Lethbridge AAA Hurricanes vs Knights of Columbus Pats
Best-of-five series tied 1-1

Game One: KC 0 @ Lethbridge 4
Game Two: KC 4 @ Lethbridge 2
Game Three: Wednesday, March 28, 7:45 p.m. - Lethbridge @ KC
Game Four: Thursday, March 29, 7:30 p.m. - Lethbridge @ KC
Game Five (if necessary): Sunday, April 1, 3:00 p.m. - KC @ Lethbridge

Telus Cup – April 23-29 – Sudbury, Ontario


Bantam AAA – Airdrie Xtreme vs. St. Albert Sabres
Airdrie wins best-of-five series 3-2

Game One: Airdrie 3, St. Albert 2 (OT)
Game Two: Airdrie 3,
St. Albert 2 (3OT)
Game Three: St. Albert 7, Airdrie 6 (OT)
Game Four: St. Albert 4, Airdrie 3
Game Five: Airdrie 2 @ St. Albert 1 (4OT)

Western Canadian Bantam AAA Championship – March 29 - April 1 – Kamloops, British Columbia

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Arctic Winter Games: Day Four recap

FORT SMITH/HAY RIVER - Both Team Alberta North squads have a chance to medal at the 2018 Arctic Winter Games, with the Bantam Males set to play for gold, and the Junior Females looking to capture bronze.

The Bantam Males opened up Thursday with a 3-3 tie against Nunavut to close out round-robin play, finishing fourth in the standings. Alberta North got goals from Jacobi Rouleau, Brandon MacIntyre and Hudson Chalifoux.

Later on in the day, the Bantam Males avenged a 7-2 loss on Monday against Alaska by upsetting the top-seeded team 2-1, earning a berth in the gold medal final, and a chance to repeat as Arctic Winter Games champions. Sheldon Parliament and Brandon MacIntyre were the goal-scorers for Alberta North.

The gold medal game is set for 4 p.m. on Friday against the host Northwest Territories, after Nunavut and Alaska battle for bronze.

Meanwhile, in the Junior Female’s semi-final matchup, Alberta North narrowly missed out on the championship final with a 3-2 loss to Northwest Territories. Sanne Hansen and Abigail-Marie Robinson scored for Alberta.

The Junior Females will go for bronze against the Yukon at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, while Alaska and host NWT will battle for gold at 6:00 p.m.

Male Roster > | Female Roster > | Schedule/Results > | Day One Recap > | Day Two Recap > | Day Three Recap >

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Arctic Winter Games: Day Three recap

FORT SMITH/HAY RIVER - The Team Alberta North Junior Female squad punched its ticket to the semi-finals, while the Bantam Males moved to a 1-2 record on Wednesday at the Arctic Winter Games.

A tough second period led to a 5-2 loss for the Bantam Males again the host Northwest Territories. After NWT opened the scoring, Ethan Alook-Ferguson answered for Alberta North, before allowing three unanswered goals in the second. Cooper Coates responed for Alberta in the third, before NWT put it away just minutes later.

The loss moves Alberta to 1-2 in round-robin play, but its two points are enough for a semi-final berth on Thursday afternoon. The Bantam Male team closes out round-robin play on Thursday morning at 9:00 a.m. against Nunavut.

Meanwhile, the Junior Females drew to a 3-3 tie with the Yukon on Wednesday evening to wrap up round-robin play, which was enough to seal a spot in the semi-finals. Myah Cassault, Sanne Hansen and Tea Vasseur were the goal-scorers for Alberta North.

The Junior Females will battle the host Northwest Territories Thursday at 5:00 p.m. for a spot in Friday’s gold medal game.

Male Roster > | Female Roster > | Schedule/Results > | Day One Recap > | Day Two Recap >

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Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships: Week Two preview

RED DEER - Fifteen new champions will be crowned this weekend, as Week Two of the 2018 Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships, presented by ATB Financial, gets underway across the province.

Provincial championships set for March 22-25 include: Senior AA (Bonnyville), Minor Midget AAA (Lethbridge), Midget A (Sherwood Park), Midget B (Wetaskiwin), Midget C (Rimbey), Midget D (Taber), Midget Female AAA (Red Deer), Midget Female A (Strathcona), Midget Female B (Lac La Biche), Bantam Female Elite (Grande Prairie), Peewee A (Edmonton), Peewee B (La Crete), Peewee C (Thunderstars), Peewee D (Oyen), and Peewee Female A (Okotoks).

The Minor Midget AAA Provincials get underway on Wednesday afternoon, while the remaining 14 tournaments begin on Thursday evening.

Five more host communities will host a True Spirit of Hockey Day this week: Daysland/Forestburg (Thunderstars), La Crete, Okotoks, Oyen, and Taber.

You can keep track of all this weekend’s tournaments at haprovincials.ca, by following along with the score ticker at hockeyalberta.ca, on Facebook, Twitter (using the hashtags #HAProvincials or #ATBProvincials), or on Snapchat (username: hockeyalberta).

Hockey Alberta and ATB Financial are also proud to unveil a brand new Snapchat filter, available at all Provincial rinks across the province. Players and fans are encouraged to use the Provincials filter, and send a photo to Hockey Alberta on Snapchat for a chance to win a gift card prize pack from Hockey Alberta and ATB Financial.

You can also follow along with a number of individual tournaments on social media:

Peewee C: Facebook
Peewee Female A: Facebook
Midget D: Facebook


Previous Results

Week One Results >


2018 HOCKEY ALBERTA PROVINCIAL PLAYDOWN SERIES

Senior AAA – Stony Plain Eagles VS. Lacombe Generals
Lacombe Generals win best-of-seven series 4-1

Game One: Stony Plain 2, Lacombe 4
Game Two:
Lacombe 3, Stony Plain 4
Game Three:
Stony Plain 2, Lacombe 7
Game Four
: Lacombe 6, Stony Plain 3
Game Five: Stony Plain 1 @ Lacombe 6

Allan Cup – April 9-14 – Rosetown, Saskatchewan


Midget AAA – Lethbridge AAA Hurricanes vs Knights of Columbus Pats

Game One: Saturday, March 24, 3:00 p.m. - KC @ Lethbridge
Game Two: Sunday, March 25, 1:00 p.m. - KC @ Lethbridge
Game Three: Wednesday, March 28, 7:45 p.m. - Lethbridge @ KC
Game Four (if necessary): Thursday, March 29, 7:30 p.m. - Lethbridge @ KC
Game Five (if necessary): Sunday, April 1, 3:00 p.m. - KC @ Lethbridge

Telus Cup – April 23-29 – Sudbury, Ontario


Bantam AAA – Airdrie Xtreme vs. St. Albert Sabres
Best-of-five series tied 2-2

Game One: Airdrie 3, St. Albert 2 (OT)
Game Two: Airdrie 3,
St. Albert 2 (3OT)
Game Three: St. Albert 7, Airdrie 6 (OT)
Game Four: St. Albert 4, Airdrie 3
Game Five: Wednesday, March 21, 6:45 p.m. - Airdrie @ St. Albert

Western Canadian Bantam AAA Championship – March 29 - April 1 – Kamloops, British Columbia

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Albertans bring home WHL hardware

RED DEER/CALGARY - Alberta was very well-represented when the Western Hockey League announced its 2017-18 Eastern and Western Conference award winners and All-Star teams on Wednesday.

Three WHL awards went to a pair of players hailing from Alberta:

Cale Klague (Lloydminster), Moose Jaw Warriors – Eastern Conference Top Defenceman
Carter Hart
(Sherwood Park), Everett Silvertips – Western Conference Player of the Year, Western Conference Top Goaltender

Both players were among the 12 Albertans named to the WHL’s First and Second All-Star teams:

Eastern Conference First All-Star Team:
Defenceman – Kale Clague (Lloydminster, AB), Moose Jaw Warriors
Defenceman – David Quenneville (Edmonton), Medicine Hat Tigers

Eastern Conference Second All-Star Team:
Goaltender– Logan Thompson (Calgary), Brandon Wheat Kings
Defenceman – Josh Mahura (St. Albert), Regina Pats
Defenceman – Colby Sissons (Edmonton), Swift Current Broncos
Forward – Tyler Steenbergen (Sylvan Lake, AB), Swift Current Broncos
Forward – Brayden Burke (Edmonton), Moose Jaw Warriors

Western Conference First All-Star Team:
Goaltender – Carter Hart (Sherwood Park, AB), Everett Silvertips
Defenceman – Ty Smith (Lloydminster), Spokane Chiefs
Forward – Matthew Phillips (Calgary, AB), Victoria Royals
Forward – Jaret Anderson-Dolan (Calgary), Spokane Chiefs

Western Conference Second All-Star Team:
Forward – Dillon Dube (Cochrane), Kelowna Rockets

WHL Award Winners > | WHL All-Star Teams >


Hockey Alberta is proud to unveil a new section at hockeyalberta.ca. Home Ice Feature stories will focus on interesting stories about the individuals and groups who make a difference within the hockey community in Alberta. If you have a suggestion for a Home Ice Feature story, email info@hockeyalberta.ca.

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Arctic Winter Games: Day Two recap

FORT SMITH/HAY RIVER - It was another up and down day for the Team Alberta North Male and Female squads at the Arctic Winter Games.

The Junior Females, playing their third game in just over 24 hours, skated to a 4-1 loss against the Northwest Territories. NWT carried a 3-0 lead halfway through the third until Sanne Hansen put Alberta North on the board, but NWT responded to make it a 4-1 final.

The Junior Female team now holds a 1-2 record moving into its final round-robin game on Wednesday at 5:00 p.m.against the Yukon.

After a 7-2 loss on Monday, the Bantam Males rebounded in a big way on Tuesday with an 8-0 win over the Yukon to move to 1-1 at the Arctic Winter Games. Joseph Gerwatoski, Ethan Alook-Ferguson, and Dalton Seniantha all had two-goal games for Alberta North, with Sheldon Parliament and Jacobi Rouleau adding tallies as well.

The males are back in action Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. against the Northwest Territories.

Male Roster > | Female Roster > | Schedule/Results > | Day One Recap >

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CMHA Comedy Night & Speaker Series - Calmar

CALMAR - The Hockey Alberta Foundation, along with Calmar Minor Hockey Association are excited to announce the CMHA Comedy Night and Speaker Series featuring Rob Brown and Jason Strudwick on April 21.

The event runs on Saturday, April 21 at the Calmar Curling Rink. Tickets to the event are $40 each, or $320 for a table of eight (includes dinner).

Doors open at 5 p.m. at the Calmar Curling Club, dinner will be served at 6, followed by a comedy show at 7:30, an auction at 9, and a Hockey Hot Stove with Brown and Strudwick at 9:30, and a dance to follow.

Proceeds from this event will go towards the Every Kid Every Community program and the Calmar Minor Hockey Association.

Tickets >


Please contact Holly Martin (Hockey Alberta) at 403-967-0059.or hmartin@hockeyalberta.ca, or Samantha Besler at (Calmar MHA) at sbesler@live.ca if you have any questions

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Arctic Winter Games: Day One recap

FORT SMITH/HAY RIVER - It was an up and down first day for Team Alberta North at the 2018 Arctic Winter Games in Fort Smith and Hay River, NWT.

The Bantam Male squad dropped a 7-2 decision to Team Alaska on Monday in its only game of the day. Alberta and Alaska were tied 1-1 after the first period, with Alaska opening the scoring, and Joseph Gerwatoski replying for Alberta minutes later.

Alaska came back with four straight goals in the second period, and two more in the third before Adam Morrow stopped the bleeding for Alberta. The Bantam Males are back at it Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. against the Yukon.

Meanwhile, the Junior Female team kicked off the Arctic Games with a bang, shutting out Nunavut 7-0 in its first game of the day. Alberta North came out of the gate firing on all cylindars, with five goals in the first period from Kennedy Hartman, Shelby-Lyn Richards (2), Rhys Johnson and Kali Laderoute. Sanne Hansen and Hartman scored in the second to make it a 7-0 game.

After a short turnaround between games, the Junior Females were edged by Alaska 1-0 to move to 1-1 in the tournament. The game was deadlocked until Alaska broke the goose egg halfway through the third, and managed to shut out Alberta North the rest of the way.

The Female squad’s next game is Tuesday afternoon against the host Northwest Territories.

Male Roster > | Female Roster > | Schedule/Results >

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Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships: Week One Results

RED DEER - Fourteen new provincial champions were crowned on Sunday, highlighting a busy first weekend of the 2018 Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships, presented by ATB Financial.

Six Bantam Teams, one Peewee team, and seven Atom teams skated away from their respective tournaments with gold medals: Springbank Rockies (Bantam A), Athabasca Hawks (Bantam B), Westlock Warriors (Bantam C), Valleyview Icebears (Bantam D), Okotoks Oilers (Bantam Female A), Lloydminster Blazers (Bantam Female B), Olds Grizzlys (Peewee Female B), Whitemud Warriors (Atom AA Major), Canmore Eagles (Atom AA Minor), Drayton Valley DV Meter All Stars (Atom A), Didsbury Ramblers (Atom B), Drumheller Dragons (Atom C), Bentley Canucks (Atom D), and Vermilion Selte Fuels Tigers (Atom Female).

In addition to the on-ice action, seven host communities held a True Spirit of Hockey Day to celebrate a shared love for hockey and the community that supports the sport: Beaverlodge, Bentley, Chestermere, Elk Point, Rocky Mountain House, Stettler and Whitecourt.

Provincial championships set for March 22-25 include: Senior AA (Bonnyville), Minor Midget AAA (Lethbridge), Midget A (Sherwood Park), Midget B (Wetaskiwin), Midget C (Rimbey), Midget D (Taber), Midget Female AAA (Red Deer), Midget Female A (Strathcona), Midget Female B (Lac La Biche), Bantam Female Elite (Grande Prairie), Peewee A (Edmonton), Peewee B (La Crete), Peewee C (Thunderstars), Peewee D (Oyen), and Peewee Female A (Okotoks).

Five more host communities will host a True Spirit of Hockey Day this week: Daysland/Forestburg (Thunderstars), La Crete, Okotoks, Oyen, and Taber.


It was a busy weekend for post-secondary teams as well, as the MacEwan Griffins Men’s team repeated as ACAC Champions, one week after the Griffins’ Female team captured the ACAC title on the women’s side.

Meanwhile, the University of Alberta Golden Bears continued their winning ways, repeating as the U-Sports National Men’s Hockey champions.


2018 HOCKEY ALBERTA PROVINCIAL TOURNAMENTS

Gold Medal Games

Bantam A - Springbank Rockies 3, Innisfail Flyers 0
Bantam B - Athabasca Hawks 5, Okotoks Oilers 2
Bantam C - Westlock Warriors 2, Duchess Storm 0
Bantam D - Valleyview Icebears 3, Hanna Colts 2 (OT)
Bantam Female A - Okotoks Oilers 3, SPS Fuzion 2
Bantam Female B - Lloydminster Blazers 3, Warburg Wolves 0
Peewee Female B - Olds Grizzlys 2, Medicine Hat Wildcats 1 (OT)
Atom AA Major - Whitemud Warriors 4, St. Albert Lightning 2
Atom AA Minor - Canmore Eagles 4, Bonnyville Pontiacs 2
Atom A - Drayton Valley DV Meter All-Stars 9, Innisfail Flyers 3
Atom B - Didsbury Ramblers 7, Stettler Storm 3
Atom C - Drumheller Dragons 5, New Sarepta Eagles 1
Atom D - Bentley Canucks 10, Mallaig Monarchs 8
Atom Female - Vermilion Selte Fuels Tigers 5, Okotoks Oilers 1

Champions Photos >


2018 HOCKEY ALBERTA PROVINCIAL PLAYDOWN SERIES

Senior AAA – Stony Plain Eagles VS. Lacombe Generals
Lacombe Generals lead best-of-seven series 3-1

Game One: Stony Plain 2, Lacombe 4
Game Two:
Lacombe 3, Stony Plain 4
Game Three:
Stony Plain 2, Lacombe 7
Game Four
: Lacombe 6, Stony Plain 3
Game Five: Wednesday, March 21, 8:00 p.m. - Stony Plain @ Lacombe
Game Six (if necessary): Friday, March 23, 8:00 p.m. - Lacombe @ Stony Plain
Game Seven (if necessary): Wednesday, March 28, 8:00 p.m. - Stony Plain @ Lacombe

Allan Cup – April 9-14 – Rosetown, Saskatchewan


Midget AAA – Lethbridge AAA Hurricanes vs Knights of Columbus Pats

Game One: Saturday, March 24, 3:00 p.m. - KC @ Lethbridge
Game Two: Sunday, March 25, 1:00 p.m. - KC @ Lethbridge
Game Three: Wednesday, March 28, 7:45 p.m. - Lethbridge @ KC
Game Four (if necessary): Thursday, March 29, 7:30 p.m. - Lethbridge @ KC
Game Five (if necessary): Sunday, April 1, 3:00 p.m. - KC @ Lethbridge

Telus Cup – April 23-29 – Sudbury, Ontario


Bantam AAA – Airdrie Xtreme vs. St. Albert Sabres
Best-of-five series tied 2-2

Game One: Airdrie 3, St. Albert 2 (OT)
Game Two: Airdrie 3,
St. Albert 2 (3OT)
Game Three: St. Albert 7, Airdrie 6 (OT)
Game Four: St. Albert 4, Airdrie 3
Game Five: Wednesday, March 21, 6:45 p.m. - Airdrie @ St. Albert

Western Canadian Bantam AAA Championship – March 29 - April 1 – Kamloops, British Columbia

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2018 Arctic Winter Games kick off in Fort Smith, Hay River

FORT SMITH/HAY RIVER - The quest for gold begins on Monday for Team Alberta North Bantam Male and Junior Female, as the 2018 Arctic Winter Games get underway in Fort Smith and Hay River, Northwest Territories.

The Bantam Male squad’s tournament kicks off at 11 a.m. on Monday against Alaska in Hay River, while the Junior Females battle Nunavut at 11:30 a.m. in Fort Smith.

2018 Male Roster > | 2018 Female Roster > | Schedule/Results >

The Bantam Males will play four round-robin games, with the semi-finals set for Thursday afternoon, and the medal rounds on Friday. On the Junior Female side, there will be three round-robin games, with the semi-finals to go on Thursday and the finals on Friday.

You can follow along with Team Alberta North Male and Female on hockeyalberta.ca, the Arctic Winter Games website, or by following Team Alberta on Twitter.


The Arctic Winter Games are the world’s largest northern multi-sport and cultural event. The Arctic Winter Games are a celebration of athletic completion, culture, friendship and cooperation between northern contingents. Athletic competition features sports that enjoy worldwide popularity alongside traditional Arctic Sports and Dene games. The cultural component is a pillar of the Games, featuring visual arts, dance, ceremonies and galas with participants from across the circumpolar region.

Each hockey team is comprised of 17 players and two coaches. Teams participate in a round-robin tournament to determine seeding for medal-round pairings. One gold ulu is awarded in each division. Teams that regularly participate in ice hockey include Alaska, Yukon, Alberta North, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

Eligible communities for the Arctic Winter Games are located North of the 55th Parallel.

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Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships: Week One preview

RED DEER – The 2018 Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships, presented by ATB Financial, officially kick off today (Thursday) with 14 tournaments across the province.

Provincial championships set for March 15-18 include: Bantam A (Marwayne), Bantam B (Rocky Mountain House), Bantam C (Drumheller), Bantam D (Elk Point), Bantam Female A (Brooks), Bantam Female B (Stettler), Peewee Female B (Medicine Hat), Atom AA Major (Glenlake/Calgary), Atom AA Minor (Chestermere), Atom A (Whitecourt), Atom B (Beaverlodge), Atom C (Spirit River), Atom D (Bentley), and Atom Female (St. Paul).

You can keep track of all this weekend’s tournaments at haprovincials.ca, by following along with the score ticker at hockeyalberta.ca, on Facebook, Twitter (using the hashtags #HAProvincials or #ATBProvincials), or on Snapchat (username: hockeyalberta).

Hockey Alberta and ATB Financial are also proud to unveil a brand new Snapchat filter, available at all Provincial rinks across the province. Players and fans are encouraged to use the Provincials filter, and send a photo to Hockey Alberta on Snapchat for a chance to win a gift card prize pack from Hockey Alberta and ATB Financial.

You can also follow along with a number of individual tournaments on social media:

Atom AA Major: Twitter | Instagram
Atom AA Minor:
Twitter | Facebook
Atom A: Facebook
Atom D:
Twitter | Facebook
Bantam B:
Facebook

Seven host communities are also celebrating True Spirit of Hockey Day this week, with Beaverlodge, Bentley, Chestermere, Elk Point, Rocky Mountain House, Stettler and Whitecourt all hosting a number of fun activities at local schools, allowing students to learn about hockey, and the teamwork and friendships that can be generated in the sport.


2018 HOCKEY ALBERTA PROVINCIAL PLAYDOWN SERIES

Senior AAA – Stony Plain Eagles VS. Lacombe Generals
Best-of-seven series tied 1-1

Game One: Stony Plain 2, Lacombe 4
Game Two:
Lacombe 3, Stony Plain 4
Game Three:
Friday, March 16, 8:00 p.m. - Stony Plain @ Lacombe
Game Four
: Saturday, March 17, 7:30 p.m. - Lacombe @ Stony Plain
Game Five: Wednesday, March 21, 8:00 p.m. - Stony Plain @ Lacombe
Game Six (if necessary): Friday, March 23, 8:00 p.m. - Lacombe @ Stony Plain
Game Seven (if necessary): Wednesday, March 28, 8:00 p.m. - Stony Plain @ Lacombe

Allan Cup – April 9-14 – Rosetown, Saskatchewan


Midget AAA – Teams, dates TBD

Telus Cup – April 23-29 – Sudbury, Ontario


Bantam AAA – Airdrie Xtreme vs. St. Albert Sabres
Airdrie leads best-of-five series 2-0

Game One: Airdrie 3, St. Albert 2 (OT)
Game Two: Airdrie 3,
St. Albert 2 (3OT)
Game Three: Saturday, March 17, 3:30 p.m. - St. Albert @ Airdrie
Game Four (if necessary): Sunday, March 18, 1:30 p.m. - St. Albert @ Airdrie
Game Five (If necessary): Wednesday, March 21, 6:45 p.m. - Airdrie @ St. Albert

Western Canadian Bantam AAA Championship – March 29 - April 1 – Kamloops, British Columbia

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Mike Vernon, Grant Fuhr, Wally Kozak, Ron MacLean, and the 1991 Team Alberta Female and 1999 Team Alberta Male squads comprise the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018


Introducing the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2018

RED DEER – Four outstanding individuals, along with a pair of gold medal-winning Team Alberta squads comprise the 2018 Induction Class for the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame (AHHF).

Hockey Alberta and the Hockey Alberta Foundation announced on Wednesday the 2018 inductees who will be recognized at the AHHF Awards Gala in Canmore:

  • Grant Fuhr, five-time Stanley Cup champion with the Edmonton Oilers
  • Mike Vernon, two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Calgary Flames and Detroit Red Wings
  • Wally Kozak, former Head Scout/Manager of Player Development for Canada’s National Women’s team
  • Ron MacLean, host of Hockey NIght in Canada and Rogers Hometown Hockey
  • 1991 Team Alberta Female, Canada Winter Games gold medalists
  • 1999 Team Alberta Male, Canada Winter Games gold medalists

Inductee Bios >

We invite you to celebrate the legacy of these Alberta hockey legends on Sunday, July 22 at the Coast Hotel in Canmore. For ticket information, click here.

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Communities and teams across Alberta gearing up for Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships

RED DEER – Six months of regular season and tournament action, including up to six weeks of games in Zone playdowns, culminates this month, as teams prepare to “March to a title” at the 2018 Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships, presented by ATB Financial.

Tournament action will determine the majority of the 2018 provincial champions. Fourteen titles will be awarded on March 18. March 25 will see another 15 champions crowned, and the remaining six champions will be determined on April 1. Tournament champions will emerge from a weekend of round-robin pool play and playoff action in their respective tournaments.

The slate of provincial championship tournaments starts next weekend, March 15-18 in 14 locations around Alberta.

Provincial championships set for March 15-18 include: Bantam A (Marwayne), Bantam B (Rocky Mountain House), Bantam C (Drumheller), Bantam D (Elk Point), Bantam Female A (Brooks), Bantam Female B (Stettler), Peewee Female B (Medicine Hat), Atom AA Major (Glenlake/Calgary), Atom AA Minor (Chestermere), Atom A (Whitecourt), Atom B (Beaverlodge), Atom C (Spirit River), Atom D (Bentley), and Atom Female (St. Paul).

Provincial championships set for March 21/22-25 include: Senior AA (Bonnyville), Minor Midget AAA (Lethbridge), Midget A (Sherwood Park), Midget B (Wetaskiwin), Midget C (Rimbey), Midget D (Taber), Midget Female AAA (Red Deer), Midget Female A (Strathcona), Midget Female B (Lac La Biche), Bantam Female Elite (Grande Prairie), Peewee A (Edmonton), Peewee B (La Crete), Peewee C (Thunderstars), Peewee D (Oyen), and Peewee Female A (Okotoks).

Provincial championships set for March 29 - April 1 include: Junior B (Fort St. John), Junior C (Sherwood Park), Midget AA (Spruce Grove), Midget Female Elite (Calgary), Bantam AA (Edmonton), Peewee AA (Glenlake/Calgary).

Four champions will be determined via league playoffs: Senior AAA, Junior A, Midget AAA, and Bantam AAA. The final round of the Senior AAA provincials kicks off tonight (Friday) between the Lacombe Generals and the Stony Plain Eagles. Playoffs are just underway in the Alberta Junior Hockey League, while the Midget AAA Division Finals begin on Sunday. The Bantam AAA Provincial Championship is now set, with the St. Albert Sabres and Airdrie Xtreme squaring off, beginning on Saturday.

For schedules, arenas, host organizations, and other event-specific information, check the Provincial Championships website at haprovincials.ca or the Hockey Alberta website at hockeyalberta.ca. You can also follow Hockey Alberta on Twitter and Facebook.

Provincial championship host locations were awarded in mid-December, and in the ensuing months, organizing committees in communities across Alberta have been busy securing local sponsors, organizing opening ceremonies, confirming teams and schedules, ordering souvenirs and player gifts, arranging for accommodations, and numerous other tasks to ensure that the participating teams have a memorable experience.

In addition to the on-ice action, several communities will participate in True Spirit of Hockey Day activities in their location communities. In conjunction with the Provincial Championship tournament hosts in these communities, a local school is hosting a number of fun activities, allowing students to learn about hockey, and the teamwork and friendships that can be generated in the sport. Participating communities are: Beaverlodge, Bentley, Chestermere, Daysland/Forestburg, Elk Point, La Crete, Okotoks, Oyen, Rocky Mountain House, Stettler, Taber and Whitecourt.

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Alberta girls go global

RED DEER - Two outstanding young Albertans are on their way to take part in the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation’s Global Girls Hockey Game in Toronto.

Kamyrn Oddan of Clandonald and Emilie Morin of Enoch were selected out of more than 25 applicants to attend the international event. Two female hockey players from each province are headed to the Global Game, which will see 37 IIHF member organizations hold events across the globe this weekend.

Oddan is a 15 year-old forward with the Vermilion Female Bantam B Tigers.

"I am so honoured and excited to have the awesome opportunity to play in the 2018 Global Game," she said. "It’s so great to have the chance to meet girls from all across Canada who have the passion as I do. My favourite thing about hockey is the fun I have playing with my teammates. I always try to improve and grow, and I think the Global Game is an awesome experience to learn from, while having fun along the way!"

In addition to hockey, Oddan also plays volleyball and badminton, and is involved in her local 4-H club.

Morin is a 13 year-old defender, who currently plays for the Edmonton Bantam A Sabres.

"Hockey is my passion," she said. "I am so honoured to be representing Alberta, female hockey and Indigenous Canadians at the Global Game!"

Outside of female hockey, Morin also takes part in her school’s Hockey Academy, and plays 3-on-3 hockey in the summer, along with softball.

Participants spend the weekend in Toronto participating in skills clinics, listening to guest speakers, visiting the Hockey Hall of Fame, as well as participating in the main event, the Global Game on Sunday afternoon.


About the Global Game

The Ontario Women’s Hockey Association, in partnership with Hockey Canada and the International Ice Hockey Federation, is hosting the Global Game March 10-11 in Toronto. The Global Game embodies the spirit of enjoyment, teamwork, and collaborating with those from diverse backgrounds. This unique game starts on Saturday and will be played in 28 different countries before being handed off to Canada to play the final segment of the game. A cumulative score is kept across all 28 countries between Team White and Team Blue with a winner being declared after the Canadian portion of the game. The goal this game is to unite all females currently playing hockey as one global family.

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Registration now open for 2018 Small Area Games camps

RED DEER - Male and female athletes across the province can now register for Hockey Alberta’s 2018 Small Area Games camps.

Hockey Alberta is offering seven Small Area Games camps in March, April and May in Calgary (two), Grande Prairie, Lethbridge, Lloydminster, Medicine Hat and Red Deer.

Small Area Games Camps >

Hockey Alberta’s Small Area Games Camp is a multi-week program, usually running for four or five weeks, with one or two sessions scheduled each week. The focus of the camp is to utilize 3-on-3, cross-ice games at both ends of the rink to teach individual and team tactics, in a fun and competitive environment.

With fewer skaters than a traditional game and special rules, small area games focus on the development of specific skills by increasing puck touches and repetitions, and on developing spatial awareness, thinking skills, and creativity.

Each camp accepts a specified number of skaters and goalies to allow for grouping and team formation. Goalies rotate through both nets within their assigned group. Teams will be changed on a weekly basis, and different game skills will be stressed each week.

Age eligibility may vary camp, so please check the detailed information that is included with the camp registration information. Every attempt is made to group players based on age and ability.

Small Area Games Camps, as well as a number of other specialized player development camps, are held at various locations throughout Alberta, and are coordinated by the Hockey Alberta Regional Centres.

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Coach of the Month - February

RED DEER - Hockey Alberta’s Coach of the Month for February is Charles Vance of Calgary.

Charles is currently the Head Coach of the Calgary Saints Peewee 4 team.

"This year, I have a great group of kids, parents and coaching staff," said Charles. "We were lucky enough to win a contest to represent Alberta in the Canada 150 Tournament in Ottawa. It was amazing to go through the process of creating the video and hearing what the players love about their country, and hockey. Being a coach is such a rewarding part of my life. I get to see players grow as athletes and in their personal life. I am humbled when players from previous years make it a point to come and tell me what has been going on with them both with hockey and life in general. I try to impact each and every player in a positive way and keep their passion for the game of hockey alive."

"This gentleman is what all coaches should aspire to be like, he is making a good impact on so many kids in our association," said the person who nominated Charles. "He walks around the Don Hartman Arena like a celebrity, because every kid that walks by has to go over and say ’hello, Coach’. If you spend any time around him you will be soon be sucked in and helping out with a team or a player that needs some extra help, because Charlie has this way of inspiring coaches and players to go out and help other teams. He gets the players engaged and makes deals with players that he will die his hair if they “try their best for the rest of the year”. This year he heard about an Atom goalie that was having a hard year and decided to set up some Junior goalie coaches and himself to go out and help her out. He even went as far as making a deal with her that he will do push-ups for every save she makes in a game. He is truly inspiring these kids to be better people be leading by example and being a better person. Thank you Charlie, please know you have made a difference!"

Hockey Alberta’s Coach of the Month award is sponsored by Howies Hockey Tape.


For more details on Hockey Alberta’s Coach of the Month, or to nominate a coach, click here.

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AFHL March wrap-up

RED DEER - As the 2017-18 Alberta Female Hockey League regular season comes to a close, the Rocky Mountain Raiders (Midget AAA), St. Albert Sharks (Midget Elite), and Calgary Fire White (Bantam Elite) lead their respective leagues. This weekend marks the final weekend of regular season action for Midget AAA and Midget Elite, while the Bantam Elite playoffs kick off on Friday.


Midget AAA

Heading into February, the Midget AAA Female standings are:

1) Rocky Mountain Raiders (68 pts)
2) St. Albert Ron Hodgson Slash (58 pts)
3) Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs (49 pts)
4) Lloydminster PWM Steelers (44 pts)
5) Calgary Fire (26 pts)
6) Edmonton Pandas (10 pts)

Rocky Mountain Raiders forward Nicole Fry heads into the final weekend of play atop the Midget AAA leaderboard with 40 points, while teammates Breanne Trotter and Chloe Puddifant lead the league in goals and assists, with 22 goals and 23 assists, respectively.

St. Albert goaltender Camryn Drever carries the league’s best goals against average, heading into March with a 1.36 GAA, and is tied with teammate Brianna Sank with a .940 save percentage, while Rocky Mountain Raiders goalie Stephanie Gross leads all Midget AAA goalies with 12 wins.

Midget AAA Leaderboard >


Midget Elite

After four months of play, the Midget Elite standings are:

North Division:
1) St. Albert Sharks (58 pts)
2) Sherwood Park Fury (53 pts)
3) Edmonton Pandas (29 pts)
4) Peace Country PCFAC Storm (29 pts)
5) Lloydminster Elite Steelers (26 pts)
6) North Central Impact (14 pts)

South Division:
1) Calgary Fire White (53 pts)
2) Calgary Fire Red (53 pts)
3) Airdrie Lightning (49 pts)
4) Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs (29 pts)
5) Lethbridge Cyclones (26 pts)
6) Rocky Mountain Raiders (19 pts)

Calgary Fire Red forward Sydney Benko leads the league in goals (30) and points (37), while Peace Country’s Karsyn May and St. Albert’s Annika Neset both lead the way with 14 assists.

St. Albert’s Holly Borrett leads all Midget Elite goaltenders with a 0.92 goals against average, and .950 save percentage, while Airdrie’s Cianna Weir leads the league with with 13 wins.

Midget Elite Leaderboard >


Bantam Elite

In the Bantam Elite division, it has been exciting first few weeks of league play. The Bantam Elite standings heading into November are:

North Division:
1) St. Albert Raiders (51 pts)
2) North Central Impact (44 pts)
3) Sherwood Park Royals (43 pts)
4) Edmonton Pandas (39 pts)
5) Peace Country Bonnett’s Storm (36 pts)
6) Lloydminster Junior Steelers (28 pts)

South Division:
1) Calgary Fire White (63 pts)
2) Calgary Fire Red (49 pts)
3) Rocky Mountain Raiders (40 pts)
4) Olds Grizzlys (35 pts)
5) Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs (21 pts)
6) Lethbridge Cyclones (19 pts)

Sherwood Park’s Jenna Goodwin ended the Bantam Elite season on a strong note, sitting atop the league in goals (24) and points (34), with North Central’s Jacquelyn Fleming leading the way in assists, with 16.

Alexandra Kieren wrapped up her outstanding season with Calgary White, leading the way with a 0.92 GAA, a .950 save percentage, while North Central’s Laney Pasemko is the regular season leader in wins with 15.

Bantam Elite Leaderboard >

The 2018 Bantam Elite playoffs officially kick off on Friday, as the Olds Grizzlys (4) battle the Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs. The other South Division series between the Rocky Mountain Raiders (3) and Lethbridge Cyclones (6) begins on Saturday, as do the North Division series between Sherwood Park (3) and Lloydminster (6), and Edmonton (4) and Peace Country (5). The St. Albert Raiders (1 North), North Central Impact (2 North), Calgary Fire White (1 South) and Calgary Fire Red (2 South) all earned first-round byes.

Bantam Elite Playoff Schedule >