RED DEER - The fourth and final weekend of the 2019 Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships, presented by ATB Financial, came to a close on Sunday as the Junior B Provincials wrapped up in Wetaskiwin.
The Airdrie Thunder skated away with the 2019 Junior B Provincial banner, de-throning the reigning two-time champion Wainwright Bisons in overtime.
Earlier in the day, the host Wetaskiwin Icemen defeated the Edmonton Beverly Warriors 5-3 to capture bronze.
In Pacific Regional Championship action, both the Calgary Midget AAA Buffaloes and St. Albert Slash punched their tickets to the 2019 Telus Cup and Esso Cup, respectively. The Buffaloes defeated the Caribou Cougars in two straight games to advance to the Telus Cup, while the St. Albert Slash defated the Greater Vancouver Comets for a third straight year, and will aim for a three-peat at the Esso Cup.
The 2019 Allan Cup kicks off in Lacombe on Wednesday, with the Lacombe Generals and Innsifail Eagles both in the hunt for the annual Senior AAA National Championship.
2019 HOCKEY ALBERTA PROVINCIAL TOURNAMENTS
Gold Medal Game
Junior B - Airdie Thunder 4, Wainwright Bisons 3 (OT)
2019 HOCKEY ALBERTA PROVINCIAL PLAYDOWN SERIES
Senior AAA – Stony Plain Eagles VS. Innisfail Eagles
Innisfail wins best-of-seven series 4-2
Innisfail plays Lacombe Generals in two-game, total-goal series to determine Provincial champion
Game One: Stony Plain 5, Innisfail 2
Game Two: Innisfail 4, Stony Plain 3
Game Three: Innisfail 6, Stony 0
Game Four: Stony Plain 5, Innisfail 4 (OT)
Game Five: Innisfail 5, Stony Plain 2
Game Six: Innisfail 5, Stony Plain 4 (OT)
Innisfail Eagles VS. Lacombe Generals
Lacombe wins two-game, total-goal series 7-4
Game One: Lacombe 4, Innisfail 1
Game Two: Lacombe 3, Innisfail 3
Allan Cup – April 8-13 – Lacombe, Alberta
Junior Female – Edmonton Wolves vs Cochrane Chaos
Edmonton wins best-of-five series 3-0
Game One: Edmonton 1, Cochrane 0
Game Two: Edmonton 2, Cochrane 1
Game Three: Edmonton 2, Cochrane 1
Midget AAA – St. Albert Nektar Data Systems Raiders vs Calgary Buffaloes
Calgary wins best-of-five series 3-0
Game One: Calgary 3, St. Albert 2
Game Two: Calgary 4, St. Albert 3
Game Three: Calgary 7, St. Albert 4
Telus Cup – April 22-28 – Thunder Bay, Ontario
Bantam AAA – Fort Saskatchewan Rangers vs Red Deer Rebels
Fort Saskatchewan wins best-of-five series 3-2
Game One: Fort Sask 4, Red Deer 2
Game Two: Fort Sask 4, Red Deer 2
Game Three: Red Deer 5, Fort Sask 2
Game Four: Red Deer 3, Fort Sask 0
Game Five: Fort Sask 5, Red Deer 4 (2OT)