Provincial hockey championships set

Central Alberta will be busy this weekend with three provincial hockey championships on the books.

Central Alberta will be busy this weekend with three provincial hockey championships on the books.

Lacombe will host the bantam minor AA boys’ finals with the peewee B girls’ championships in Innisfail and the atom B boys in Blackfalds.

The Lacombe Rockets will compete in the A Pool of the bantam AA playoffs along with the Grande Prairie Knights, Okotoks Oilers and St. Albert Bears. The Innisfail Flyers, Olds Chiefs, Strathcona Warriors and Lloydminster are in Pool B.

Action gets underway Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rockets facing Okotoks. Round-robin play goes Friday and Saturday with the semifinals at 10 and 10:15 a.m. Sunday with the final at 3:30 p.m.

The Innisfail Flyers will be in Pool A in the peewee B girls’ playoffs along with the Okotoks Oilers, Fairview Crashers, Edmonton Thunder and Cochrane Rockies.

The Irma Aces, Calgary Thrashers, Olds Thunder, Lloydminster Wizards and the Red Deer Chiefs are in Pool B. Pool play begins at 8:30 a.m. Friday and runs through Saturday with the semifinals Sunday morning and the final at 2 p.m.

The Blackfalds Bulldogs and Ponoka Stampeders will represent Central Alberta in the atom B finals.

The Bulldogs are in Pool A with the Coaldale Cobras, Beaverlodge Blades and Westlock Selects while Ponoka will compete against the Didsbury Ramblers, CNN Spurs and Provost Blades in Pool B.

Round-robin play begins Thursday at 7 p.m. and continues through Saturday with the semifinals Sunday morning and the final at 3:30 p.m.

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