The Central Alberta Sting AA Ringette Club garnered a pair of silver medals in the provincial championships at Calgary during the weekend.
The U14 AA Sting dropped a 5-4 overtime decision to the Calgary Snipe in the gold-medal game while the U19 AA Sting settled for silver after falling 5-4 to Calgary.
The U14 squad finished round-robin play tied for first place with the Snipe and Calgary Credo at 3-1, defeating the Zone 5 Ambush 5-1, the Edmonton Elite 8-1 and the Credo 7-3, and losing 4-1 to the Snipe.
The Sting then defeated the Credo 4-3 in overtime to qualify for the final but needed two wins versus the Snipe to claim gold. The Central Alberta squad knocked off the Snipe 4-1 in the first game before falling just short in the following contest.
The U19 Sting placed second in round-robin play with a 2-1 record that included respective 10-5 and 7-5 victories over the Edmonton Elite and Zone 5 Grit and an 8-7 loss to Calgary. Despite the gold-medal loss, the Sting earned a berth in the Canadian championships April 8-14 at Burnaby, B.C., becoming the first Central Alberta AA Club team to claim a spot in the nationals.
The Central Alberta U16 AA team also competed, posting a 0-4 record that included respective 6-3, 8-4, 8-4 and 8-4 losses to the Edmonton Elite, Calgary Pursuit, Calgary Vitality and Zone 5 Havoc.