Taylor Demott notched a pair of unanswered third-period goals — her second and third of the game — as the Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs beat the Calgary Rangers 4-3 Sunday in the final of the provincial female midget A hockey championship at Edmonton.
Heather Noordhof also scored for the Chiefs, who trailed 3-1 after one period and 3-2 after 40 minutes. Elissa Spiegelmann was the winning goalie.
Sutter Fund advanced to the gold-medal contest with a 3-2 semifinal win over Grande Prairie. Alycia Andersen was the victorious netminder while the goals were supplied by Noordhof, Alexandra Silbernagel and Becky Davidson.
The Chiefs were undefeated in the tournament, opening round-robin play with a 4-3 win over Cochrane on the strength of markers from Noordhof, Taylor Heinzlmeir, Britni Crawford and McKenna Barthel and Andersen’s goaltending.
From there, the Red Deer squad downed the Calgary Raptors 5-1 and posted 6-0 and 4-0 victories over the Edmonton Avalanche and Fort Saskatchewan.
Heinzlmeir fired three goals, Davidson had two and Spiegelmann picked up the win against the Raptors, and Noordhof tallied twice, Barthel, Heinzlmeir, Demott and Crawford had singles and Andersen recorded the shutout versus Edmonton.
Heinzlmeir, with two goals, Davidson and Janessa Blair scored against Fort Saskatchewan, with Spiegelmann getting the shutout.
• The Lacombe Rockets were 3-0 in round-robin play in the provincial atom A championship at Taber, but fell 7-3 to Peace River in a semifinal.
Earlier, Lacombe downed Bonnyville 7-4, defeated Canmore 9-4 and defeated High River 7-6.
Taber beat Peace River 6-4 in the final.
• The Red Deer KFC Chiefs were 0-3 at the provincial atom AA major provincials at Fort McMurray, opening with a 5-3 loss to Cochrane and then falling 5-2 and 15-2 to Okotoks and Strathcona.
In the gold-medal game, Lethbridge downed Cochrane 7-4.
• The Sylvan Lake Lakers and Olds Warriors each posted a 1-2 record at the Alberta atom AA minor tournament at Chestermere.
The Lakers started with a 6-3 loss to St. Albert, then were defeated 7-3 by the host team before blanking Camrose 6-0.
Olds, meanwhile, opened with a 5-2 win over Lethbridge, then suffered 7-1 and 15-4 losses to Leduc and Stony Plain. Leduc beat Stony Plain 3-2 in double overtime in the championship final.
• In the provincial atom C championship, the Sundre Huskies got a pair of third-period goals from Carter Layden to force overtime but lost 3-2 to host Marwayne in extra time in the gold-medal contest.
Sundre battered Barrhead 12-3 in a semifinal after going 3-0 in round-robin action with 9-3, 12-2 and 8-2 wins over the Bentley Canucks, Tofield and Redwater.
Bentley was a 6-3 semifinal loser to Marwayne. Earlier, the Canucks ripped Redwater 13-3 and outlasted Tofield 12-10.
• The Rimbey Renegades opened the atom D championship at Mayerthorpe with a 14-2 thumping of Pembina, but finished at 1-2 after losing 5-2 to Consort and 10-1 to Claresholm, which defeated Cremona 9-4 in the final.