The semifinals are set to take place on Friday, but Wednesday’s results all but wrapped up the top-two seeds. The Rocky Mountain Raiders (3-1-0) and Brantford Ice Cats (3-1-0) are currently tied for first, with nine points through their first four games.
The 2016 Telus Cup began Monday and now the race to become Canada’s best midget AAA team is underway. The Saint John Vito’s are hosting the event based out of Quispamsis, New Brunswick, while the five regional champions throughout the country have qualified for the event.
Alberta isn’t without its stellar playoff series. In the Bantam AAA division, the Lethbridge Val Matteoti Golden Hawks find themselves in a close series against the Sherwood Park Flyers.
In three straight games (3-0, 4-3 OT, 4-3), the Lethbridge Golden Hawks beat the Sherwood Park United Cycle Flyers for the Alberta Bantam AAA Championship, winning on home ice.
After finishing the regular season with the best record in the league, the Lloydminster Bandit Pipeline Bobcats ran through the Alberta AAA Midget Playoffs and have clinched a spot in the finals.
The best minor hockey players in Alberta all showcased their skills at the Alberta Winter Games in Medicine Hat Feb. 13-16. After three days of competition, Zone 6 (from Edmonton) won the male division and Zone 5 (from Yellowhead/Blackgold) won the female division at what is considered the panicle of provincial amateur sports competition in Alberta.
1) Saginaw Spirit go all in at OHL Draft
2) Port Credit Storm Red win Bantam gold at Bill Whitbread Memorial Tournament
3) Burnaby Winter Club victorious in Bantam Westerns
4) Albertans could dominate top of 2016 WHL Bantam Draft
5) Deflections: Elite camps ahead!