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Champions Crowned in Bantam Elite and Midget AAA

RED DEER - The Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships, presented by ATB Financial, continued this past weekend with two AFHL divisions crowning their champions.

 

The Midget AAA Provincial Championships were hosted in St. Albert, where the host St. Albert Slash defeated the Calgary Fire 5-1 to win the title for the third year in a row. Madison Willan continued her terrific season by netting two goals and three assists, while Brianna Sank made 26 saves to backstop her team to the victory.

It was the Lloydminster Steelers who took home the bronze after a 2-1 victory over the Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs.

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Red Deer played host to the Bantam Elite championships, where Calgary Fire Red defeated the North Central Impact 6-2 on Sunday to win the championship. Jennifer Shaw led the way for Calgary with two goals, while Kalynah Fong Martin posted 30 saves in the win.

Calgary Fire White won the bronze medal with a 3-1 victory over the Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs.

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The AFHL Provincial Championships continue this coming weekend, where Grande Prairie will host the Midget Elite tournament featuring the Peace Country Storm, Calgary Fire White, Calgary Fire Red, Sherwood Park Fury, and St. Albert Sharks.

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Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships: AFHL Preview

RED DEER – Two AFHL champions will be crowned this weekend in Red Deer and St. Albert for the Bantam Elite and Midget AAA divisions at the Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships, presented by ATB Financial.

The Bantam Elite Provincial Championships in Red Deer will feature five teams: The Red Deer Chiefs, Calgary Fire Red, Calgary Fire White, North Central Impact, and Lloydminster Steelers. The tournament is set to begin at 10:00AM on Thursday, with the gold medal game taking place at 11:45AM on Sunday at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. FULL SCHEDULE >

The Midget AAA Provincial Championships in St. Albert will feature four teams: The St. Albert Slash, Red Deer Chiefs, Lloydminster Steelers, and Calgary Fire. The tournament will begin at 9:00AM on Friday with Calgary facing off against Lloydminster. The gold medal game will take place on Sunday at 1:00PM at the Go Auto Arena in Servus Credit Union Place. FULL SCHEDULE >

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.

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AFHL February Wrap Up

RED DEER - As the regular season draws to a close, the St. Albert Slash (Midget AAA), Calgary Fire White (Midget Elite), and Calgary Fire Red (Bantam Elite) all head into the playoffs as the top seed in their respective leagues.


Midget AAA

As the playoffs are set to begin, the final Midget AAA Female standings are:

1) St. Albert Slash (76 pts)
2) Lloydminster PWM Steelers (65 pts)
3) Calgary Fire (56 pts)
4) Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs (30 pts)
5) Edmonton Pandas (20 pts)
6) Rocky Mountain Raiders(20 pts)

Slash forward Madison Willan had a terrific year as she lead the league in goals (24), assists (26), and points (50).

St. Albert’s goaltending tandem of Holly Borrett and Brianna Sank were red-hot this season. Borrett paced the league with a 0.86 GAA, and 13 wins, while adding six shutouts. Sank is right behind with a 0.86 GAA, 12 wins and lead the league with eight shutouts.

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Congratulations to seven AFHL players, as they won a gold medal in the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer playing with Team Alberta U18 Female: Goaltender Bella McKee (Lloydminster), blueliner Sierra LaPlante (Calgary), and forwards Hayleigh Craig (Lloydminster), Isabelle Lajoie (St. Albert), Payton Laumbach (Lloydminster), Jaden Bogden (St. Albert), and Brooklyn Schroeder (St. Albert).

The first round of playoffs are set to get underway this weekend, with Calgary hosting the Rocky Mountain Raiders, and Red Deer hosting Edmonton.St. Albert and Lloydminster have earned first round byes.


Midget Elite

After the completion of the regular season, the Midget Elite standings are:

North Division:
1) St. Albert Sharks (50 pts)
2) Sherwood Park Fury (44 pts)
3) Peace Country PCFAC Storm (40 pts)
4) Lloydminster Elite Steelers (35 pts)
5) Edmonton Pandas  (26 pts)
6) North Central Impact (23 pts)

South Division:
1) Calgary Fire White (61 pts)
2) Calgary Fire Red (61 pts)
3) Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs (50 pts)
4) Airdrie Lightning (44 pts)
5) Rocky Mountain Raiders (16 pts)
6) Lethbridge Cyclones (16 pts)

Calgary Fire Red forward Kelly Stanford took over the lead in total points with 36, while Sherwood Park’s Madison Porter ended the season as the top goal scorer with 24. Her teammate, Reagan Korber, lead the way with 16 assists. 

Calgary Fire Red’s Cassidy Brown’s 0.90 GAA and five shutouts were both the top mark in Midget Elite, while her teammate Rebecca Boswell, Airdrie’s Jocelyn Pearce, and Calgary Fire White’s Cienna Kinghorn lead the league with 11 wins.

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With playoff games set to be played this weekend, the North division will feature Edmonton vs. Lloydminster and North Central vs. Peace Country. The South will feature Lethbridge vs. Red Deer and Rocky Mountain vs. Airdrie. Calgary Fire White, Calgary Fire Red, Sherwood Park, and St. Albert have all earned first round byes.


Bantam Elite

The Bantam Elite standings for the regular season have been finalized:

North Division:
1) North Central Impact (56 pts)
2) Lloydminster Junior Steelers(54 pts)
3) Sherwood Park Royals (54 pts)
4) Edmonton Pandas (46 pts)
5) St. Albert Raiders (19 pts)
6) Peace Country Bonnett’s Storm (11 pts)

South Division:
1) Calgary Fire Red (58 pts)
2) Calgary Fire White (52 pts) 
3) Rocky Mountain Raiders (39 pts)
4) Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs  (39 pts)
5) Olds Grizzlys (35 pts)
6) Lethbridge Cyclones (5 pts) 

Edmonton’s Sage Taylor lead the Bantam Elite regular season with 38 points, while Sherwood Park’s Emerson Jarvis took the goal scoring title with 24. North Central’s Jorja Nystrom lead the way with 17 assists.

Jorja Fisher sat atop the league with a 1.24 GAA, while North Central’s Rory Gidosh took top spot with 12 wins. Edmonton’s tandem of Katherine Holan and Teegan Fedoruk were the league leaders with five shutouts each.

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After the first weekend of the playoffs, there are eight teams remaining. Sherwood Park defeated Peace Country Bonnet’s Storm in two games, while Edmonton did the same versus the St. Albert Raiders in the North division. Sherwood Park will move on to play Lloydminster and Edmonton will face the North Central Impact. In the South it was the Rocky Mountain Raiders defeating Lethbridge, and Red Deer getting past Olds. Red Deer will now face Calgary Fire Red, while the Raiders take on Calgary Fire White. All second round playoff games will take place this weekend (March 8,9,10).

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