RED DEER – Alberta Green are the 2023 Alberta Cup Champions.
The championship final featured a battle of the southern region with Alberta Green and Alberta Red facing off. Midway through the third, Owen Folstrom netted the single goal of the game to clinch the trophy. History was made at the buzzer to conclude the tournament as Alberta Green’s, Carter Esler posted an impressive 0.987 save percentage, to break the Alberta Cup record. Alberta Green went undefeated through the tournament.
Earlier in the day, Alberta Grey showcased a nominating performance to claim third place over Alberta Blue.
While Alberta Black found their momentum against Alberta Gold to finish fifth overall. Throughout the weekend, Alberta Black outshot their opponents 209-119, despite finishing with a 1-4 record.
The 2023 Spring Showcase continues with the Alberta Challenge (May 4-7) and the Prospects Cup (11-14).
Tickets are available online or at the box office and games are livestreamed on HockeyTV.
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Alberta Black 9 – Alberta Gold 1
Players of the Game: Alberta Black: #8 Knox Bendera | Alberta Gold: #31 Kai Zurowski
Alberta Grey 9 – Alberta Blue 3
Players of the Game: Alberta Grey: #9 Sawyer Dingman | Alberta Blue: #5 Aaron Sawatzky
Alberta Green 1 – Alberta Red 0
Player of the Game: Alberta Green: #31 Carter Esler| Alberta Red: #1 Ryley Budd
Gatorade Alberta Built Performer of the Day – Carter Esler (Alberta Green)
The Alberta Built player of the day is the athlete who best exemplifies the qualities of an "Alberta Built" player. Alberta Built is defined as:
- Good person - Know who you are.
- Character player - Believe in yourself.
- Grit player - Thrive on adversity
- Leadership - Treat yourself & people right
- Standard of performance - Focused approach on process - ALWAYS COMPETE - EVERY-DAYERS