The Red Deer Midget AA Canpro Chiefs won South Central Alberta Hockey League North Division banner on the weekend and will hunt for the league title starting Thursday. (Contributed photo)

Midget AA Chiefs win SCAHL north division banner

Play Medicine Hat Hounds in best-of-three series for league title

The Red Deer Midget AA Chiefs are two wins away from a league title.

After winning the South Central Alberta Hockey League North Division banner Sunday, they will play the Medicine Hat Hounds for the league championship in a best-of-three series.

Red Deer finished the regular season 17-11-5 and entered the South Central Alberta Hockey League playoff tournament as the second seed. In the tournament, they went 3-1 and then beat the Olds Grizzlys 7-3 in the semis. In the Sunday final, after six games in four days, the Chiefs knocked off the top-ranked West Central Tigers 4-1, scoring all four goals on the power play.

Carter Bettenson and Colby Philips led the tournament scoring with nine points each. Zaiden Hansen was the top goalie with a 0.940 save percentage.

The best-of-three final starts Thursday in Medicine Hat, with a return to Red Deer on March 16 at 4:45 p.m. at the Collicutt.

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