RED DEER - The 2019 Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships, presented by ATB Financial, officially kick off today (Thursday) with 13 tournaments across the province.
Provincial championships set for March 14-17 include: Atom Female (Medicine Hat), Atom D (Elk Point), Atom C (Duchess), Atom B (Picture Butte), Atom A (Peace River), Atom AA Minor (Calgary - Trails West), Atom AA Major (Okotoks), Bantam Female A (Girls Hockey Calgary), Bantam D (Kneehill), Bantam C (Nanton), Bantam B (Vermilion), Bantam A (Cold Lake), and Midget Female A (Irma).
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 Instagram (username: hockey.alberta).
Hockey Alberta and ATB Financial are also proud to unveil a new Snapchat filter, available at all Provincial rinks across the province. Players and fans are encouraged to use the Provincials filter, and share it on Snapchat, as well as other social media platforms.
You can also follow along with a number of individual tournaments on social media:
Atom Female: Facebook
Atom D: Facebook
Atom B: Facebook
Atom AA Minor: Facebook | Instagram
Atom AA Major: Facebook | Instagram
Bantam Female A: Twitter | Instagram
Bantam D: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
Bantam C: Facebook
Bantam A: Facebook
Midget Female A: Facebook | Twitter
Five host communities are also celebrating True Spirit of Hockey Day this week, with Cold Lake, Duchess, Elk Point, Nanton, Okotoks, Red Deer and Vermilion 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.
2019 HOCKEY ALBERTA PROVINCIAL PLAYDOWN SERIES
Senior AAA - Stony Plain Eagles VS. Innisfail Eagles
Best-of-seven series tied 1-1
Winner plays Lacombe Generals in two-game, total-goal series to determine league champion
Game One: Stony Plain 5,
Game Two: Innisfail 4, Stony Plain 3
Game Three: Friday, March 15, 8:30 p.m. - Stony Plain @ Innisfail
Game Four: Saturday, March 16, 7:30 p.m. - Innisfail @ Stony Plain
Game Five: Friday, March 22, 8:30 p.m. - Stony Plain @ Innisfail
Game Six (if necessary): Saturday, March 23, 7:30 p.m. - Innisfail @ Stony Plain
Game Seven (if necessary): Sunday, March 24, 5:00 p.m. - Stony Plain @ Innisfail
Allan Cup - April 8-13 - Lacombe, Alberta
Midget AAA - Teams, dates TBD
Telus Cup - April 22-28 - Thunder Bay, Ontario
Bantam AAA - Fort Saskatchewan Rangers vs Red Deer Rebels
Best-of-five series begins on March 16
Game One: Saturday, March 16, 2:45 p.m. - Fort Sask @ Red Deer
Game Two: Sunday, March 17, 1:00 p.m. - Fort Sask @ Red Deer
Game Three: Saturday, March 23, 5:15 p.m. - Red Deer @ Fort Sask
Game Four (if necessary): Sunday, March 24, 12:15 p.m. - Red Deer @ Fort Sask
Game Five (If necessary): Tuesday, March 26, 7:15 p.m. - Fort Sask @ Red Deer