Red Deer Elk Ryan Petrie gets the corner on Lethbridge Hockey Hound Colton Francis during the Elks’ 8-1 win to take the South Central League Championship in three games at the Red Deer Arena on Saturday.

Elks complete the sweep

The Red Deer Elks capped an amazing playoff run Saturday by capturing the South Central Alberta Midget AA Hockey League championship with an 8-1 thumping of the visiting Lethbridge Hockey Hounds.

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The Red Deer Elks capped an amazing playoff run Saturday by capturing the South Central Alberta Midget AA Hockey League championship with an 8-1 thumping of the visiting Lethbridge Hockey Hounds.

The Elks swept the best-of-five series after winning the first two games in Lethbridge.

The Red Deer squad finished fourth in the North Division during the regular season with a 16-9-7 record, then racked up a 9-1 post-season slate en route to winning the league title over the Hounds, who were second in the South Division with an 18-9-5 record.

Chris Robertson sniped two goals for the Elks in Saturday’s contest, while Dana Daoust, Kolton Gillett, Jeffery Kohut, Ryan Petrie, Darrin Robak and Stephen Pietsch also scored for the champs. Jarren Nickle and Travis Weber split goaltending duties for the Elks, making 15 and 10 saves, respectively.

Following the game, Robak was presented with an award as the top defenceman in the South Central League.

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