The Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs earned silver medals in the Sherwood Park peewee A female hockey tournament, falling 3-2 in a shootout to the Richmond, B.C., Ravens in the final.
Avery Lajeunesse and Jade Bussard scored for the Chiefs, while Mandi Fitzsimons was in goal.
The Chiefs opened the tournament with a 6-1 round-robin victory over the Calgary Avengers, getting two goals from Taryn Hunt and singles from
Bussard, Brooklyn Park, Shae DeMale and Kaylee Sawchuk and strong goaltending from Chantelle Sandquist.
From there, Sutter Fund blanked the Edmonton Rebels 3-0 and fell 3-2 to Richmond.
Fitzsimons posted the shutout against the Rebels, with Shaelynne Bilodeau scoring twice and Sawchuk also connecting. DeMale and Sawchuk scored in the round-robin loss to the Ravens.
The Chiefs advanced to the quarter-finals and promptly knocked off the Saskatoon Hurricanes 5-1, thanks to goals from Rylee Cassidy, DeMale, Bilodeau, Lajeunesse and Gracyn Hollman, and Fitzimons’ netminding.
In semifinal play, Bussard and Bilodeau each netted two goals and Park scored once in a 5-2 victory over the Sherwood Park Force. Sandquist was the winning goaltender.
Brodie Case scored twice for the Red Deer King’s Energy Chiefs in a 7-5 weekend loss to Innisfail.
Jacob Bottomley, Teagan Colonna and Colton Levie also tallied in a losing cause.