The Red Deer Midget AA Elks rode a rollercoaster of emotions to a win at the Bill Kurucz Memorial Tournament title.
Red Deer won their opening game in overtime, lost game two to the Lethbridge Hurricanes and got a 7-1 win in their final round-robin game to advance.
Red Deer knocked off the Medicine Hat Hounds 2-1 in the semis, with Kobe Karol scoring the game-winner and Zaiden Hansen stopping 29 saves for the win.
In the final, the Elks got revenge against the Hurricanes with a 3-1 win. Nicholas Jarvis had a goal for Red Deer, while Erik Melnyk notched the game-winning goal and also added an empty-net goal. Goalie Josh Hilts earned tournament MVP honours and stopped 44 saves in the final.