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).
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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.
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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.
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).
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.
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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.
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.
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.