For many of Alberta’s top Bantam players, their seasons will carry on into the spring as Hockey Alberta released the 20 players on eight regional teams ahead of April’s Alberta Cup.
For the second year in a row, the Burnaby Winter Club has claimed the Western Canada Bantam AAA Championship crown. It was a dominating weekend for the Bruins, who went 5-0 and smoked the host Saskatchewan Valley Vipers 9-2.
When it mattered most, Red Deer was able to dominate their Alberta Female Hockey League (AFHL) Midget Elite opposition en route to the inaugural Provincial Championship.
For the first time in franchise history, the Leduc Oil Kings have won the Alberta Midget Hockey League (AMHL), defeating the Foothills CFR Bisons 3-1.
The No. 1 seeds in the Alberta Female Hockey League’s Bantam Elite and Midget AAA Divisions capped their dominant seasons off with provincial championships wins.
It came down to one goal in the best-of-five series, but the Fort Saskatchewan Rangers claimed their first Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League (AMBHL) championship with a win over the defending champion Lethbridge Val Matteoti Golden Hawks.
For the third year in a row, the Foothills CFR Chemical Bisons are in the Alberta Midget AAA Hockey League (AMHL) Finals, and after last year’s loss, they’re looking for redemption.
After two games in the Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League (AMBHL) provincial championships, the Fort Saskatchewan Rangers are leading the series against the Lethbridge Golden Hawks.
The final four teams are ready to duke it out as they continue to battle for the Alberta AAA Midget Hockey League (AMHL) championship. Down in the South Division, Calgary plays Foothills, while in the North, Leduc and Sherwood Park clash. Both series began this weekend. The Calgary Buffaloes swept their city counterparts, the Calgary Northstars, in three straight games winning 3-0, 6-1 and 4-3 in the semis.
The Alberta Pond Hockey championship is back, now with bantam and midget A divisions. The championship is held in the ‘Peace region’ that extends from Peace River to the county of Northern Lights.
The natural resource industry and overall economy isn’t the only thing struggling in Alberta, as the lack of interest in being the last line of defence is also an issue.
The Alberta Female Hockey League’s Midget AAA level saw one team that stood alone at the top with just a handful of regular season games left.
Valentine’s Day was put on hold for some of the top Bantam players in Alberta as the Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League (AMBHL) kicked off on Feb. 14.
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