Rimbey edges Olds for provincial atom B gold medal

The provincial championship atom B hockey gold-medal game Sunday at Daysland was an all-Central Alberta clash, with the Rimbey Renegades edging Olds 3-2. The Renegades were led offensively by Keagan Landry, who collected 20 points — including 18 goals — in five games through the tournament. Tyler Gyori was next in line with eight points (5g,3a) and Gavin Scott contributed seven (2-5).

The provincial championship atom B hockey gold-medal game Sunday at Daysland was an all-Central Alberta clash, with the Rimbey Renegades edging Olds 3-2.

The Renegades were led offensively by Keagan Landry, who collected 20 points — including 18 goals — in five games through the tournament. Tyler Gyori was next in line with eight points (5g,3a) and Gavin Scott contributed seven (2-5).

Rimbey was 3-0 in preliminary play with 15-0, 3-2 and 7-2 victories over the host Thunderstars, Wabamun and Kitscoty, then defeated Beaverlodge 7-2 in a semifinal.

Olds downed Kitscoty 4-2 in the other semifinal after recording 8-3, 12-6 and 14-1 wins over Beaverlodge, Coaldale and Provost. Austin Corsiatto led the silver medalists with 13 goals and 17 points and was followed by Kelvin Kearns (8-3-11) and Wyatt Fleming (5-5-10).

Peewee A girls

The Olds Grizzlys settled for silver in the provincial championship at Calgary, losing 3-1 to St. Albert in the final.

Olds was 2-1 in pool play, beating the Calgary Storm 10-1 and Lloydminster 6-0 before falling 4-0 to St. Albert. The Grizzlys beat the Edmonton Raiders 2-1 in the semifinals.

Emma Dixon led all Grizzlys scorers with seven goals and nine points, while Dylan Norrie potted five goals and added an assist and Kallie Clouston (1-4) and Jolin Bischke (2-3) each had five points.

Bantam AA major

The Sylvan Lake Lakers qualified for the semifinals of the provincials at Sherwood Park Sunday, then fell 6-1 to the Calgary Blackhawks.

The Lakers posted a 3-1 record in pool play, recording wins of 2-1, 6-3 and 3-2 over Fort Saskatchewan, the host Maple Leafs and the Edmonton Canadians, and dropping a 4-1 decision to the St. Albert Bears.

Adam Sylvester (2-1), Braydon McLaughlin (2-1), Khale Skinner (2-1) and Walker Stevenson (1-2) paced the Lakers with three points apiece over five games.

The Blackhawks were 3-1 winners over St. Albert in the final.

Bantam C

The Ponoka Moose and Kneehill Chiefs reached the final four of the provincial championship at Viking, but that was the end of the road as the Moose lost 5-3 to 3C’s and the Chiefs were 4-2 losers to the St. Paul Canadians, who defeated 3C’s 5-4 in the final.

Ponoka rolled to 10-1 and 15-1 preliminary victories over the host Gas Kings and the Westlock Warriors and also defeated St. Paul 5-3. Kneehill, meanwhile, opened with a 6-2 win over High Prairie, thumped Fort Macleod 10-3 and battled 3C’s to a 2-2 draw.

Rian Van der Westhuizen led all Moose scorers with 12 goals and 18 points in four games. Also hitting double figures were Cooper Jones (4-10-14) and Quinton Adam (4-6-10).

For Kneehill, Bryce Gray had seven points (5-2), Zachary Hall had six (1-5) and Christopher Hamm contributed five (3-2).

Bantam D

The Eckville Eagles were winless in the provincials at Mayerthorpe, where Oyen blanked Manning 7-0 in the final.

Eckville lost 3-2 to Thorhild, 7-0 to Oyen and 8-1 to Mayerthorpe. Evan Sparrow led the Eagles with two goals.

Atom AA major

The Red Deer Sports World Chiefs came up empty at the provincials in Calgary, finishing with a 0-4 record.

The Chiefs, who got a team-high six points, including three goals, from Nate Danielson, fell 8-4 to Strathcona, 6-2 to Bow River, 7-2 to Lethbridge and 14-3 to St. Albert. Aiden Knutson had three goals and four points for Sports World, which got three (1-2) from Harrison Lodewyk.

Strathcona beat St. Albert 9-5 to take the Alberta title.

Atom A

The Stettler Storm Elks were 1-1-1 at the provincial tournament at Edson, tying Riviere Qui Barre 5-5, downing Peace River 6-2 and losing 8-1 to the Foothills Flyers.

Riley Turre had a team-high five goals and six points for Stettler. Bret Hymers (3-2) and Carter Zuke (0-5) chipped in with five points apiece.

The St. Paul Canadians captured the provincial crown with a 5-4 win over Strathmore.

Atom D

Host Caroline was 0-3 in the provincial tournament, while Coronation managed a 1-2 record.

Caroline fell 6-2 to Coronation in the opening game for boths teams, then lost 9-5 to Mallaig and 14-2 to Mayerthorpe, which went on to maul Picture Butte 10-4 in the championship final.

Coronation lost 10-0 to Mayerthorpe and 7-4 to Mallaig. Coronation’s top scorer was Evan Golby with three goals and seven points.

For Caroline, Jolie Nafziger (2-2) had a team-high four points and Cashton McNutt (2-1) and Garret Odgers (1-2) each had three.

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