Nineteen Provincial Champions were named during the first week of play.
With upsets, league rivalries, overtime and shootouts, the Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships presented by ATB saw it all, and it’s only week one.
2023 Hockey Alberta Provincial Tournaments
Tournament action began on Thursday, March 23 and continued through to Sunday. On Sunday, 34 teams prepared for the game of the season, with 17 skating away champions.
AFHL U18 AAA - Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs 4, Calgary Fire 3 (shootout)
U16 AA - NWCAA Bronks 2, Fort Saskatchewan Rangers 1
AEHL U15 AAA - Airdrie Xtreme 3, Calgary Bisons (CBHA) 2
AFHL U15 AA - Calgary Fire Red 3, Edmonton Pandas 2
U15 AA - Calgary NWCAA Stamps 6, Bow Valley Timberwolves 5 (overtime)
U15 Tier 1 - Cochrane 5, La Crete 4 (overtime)
U15 Tier 2 - 3 C’s Coyotes 7, St. Paul 6 (double overtime)
U15 Tier 3 - Elk Point Avalanche 5, High Level North Stars 4
U15 Tier 1 (NBC) - Springbank NBC 1 8, Trails West NBC 1 3
U15 Female A - GHC Outlaws 2, GHC Rangers 0
U15 Female B - Battle River Knights 5, GHC White 1
U13 Tier 1 - Okotoks 7, Glenlake 5
U13 Tier 2 - Drayton Valley 5, La Crete 3
U13 Tier 3 - Irvine 7, High Prairie 6
U13 Tier 4 - Delburne Outlaws 4, Fort Macleod Mavericks 3
U13 Female A - Cochrane 3, Grande Prairie 2 (overtime)
U13 Female B - Irma 10, St. Albert SA552 0
2023 Hockey Alberta League Playoffs
Going into the weekend, two champions had already been named through their league playoffs.
The Cochrane Chaos of the Alberta Junior Female Hockey League claimed the banner over the Sherwood Park Steele on Sunday, March 19, winning the best of five series in four games.
The Senior AAA division champs are the Innisfail Eagles after they swept the Stony Plain Eagles in three games.
The AEHL’s U18 AAA Calgary NW Flames lead the St. Albert Nektar Raiders two games in the best of five series. The Flames have a chance to seal the series, Wednesday March 29, in St. Albert. Games are available to stream live on HockeyTV.
In the Alberta Junior Hockey League, eight teams remain with series records at:
Okotoks 1, Brooks 1
Drumheller 1, Blackfalds 1
Bonnyville 2, Whitecourt 0
Spruce Grove 2, Sherwood Park 0
Play continues on Tuesday, March 28.
Provincial Championship Merchandise
This year, Hockey Alberta is offering 2023 Provincial Championship merchandise. There are a number of items to choose from and “Champions 2023” can be added to any merchandise purchased after a Provincials tournament. Any questions regarding merchandise can be directed to [email protected].