RED DEER - The Alberta Female Hockey League’s Midget Elite Division wrapped up its inaugural season at the end of March. The regular season standings finished up with Peace Country Storm (23-2-0) taking home the regular season crown as well as the North Division title, while the South Division leader, Red Deer (23-2-0) gave them a run for their money. The final Midget Elite standings are:
1) Peace Country PCFAC Storm (69 pts)
2) Sherwood Park Fury (60 pts)
3) Edmonton Pandas (39 pts)
4) St. Albert Sharks (26 pts)
5) Lloydminster Elite Steelers (15 pts)
6) North Central Impact (14 pts)
1) Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs (66 pts)
2) Calgary Fire Red (56 pts)
3) Calgary Fire White (54 pts)
4) Airdrie Lightning (33 pts)
5) Rocky Mountain Raiders (22 pts)
6) Lethbridge Cyclones (14 pts)
Calgary Fire White’s Danika Stang took home the Midget Elite scoring title with 22 goals and 9 assists for 31 points, while while Red Deer’s Danica Polson and Avery Lajeunesse round at the top three with 29 and 26 points, respectively.
Jayda Thompson of Red Deer finishes the year off on top of the leaderboard with a .970 save percentage. She holds a 10-1-1 record on the season with 6 shutouts. Peace Country’s Paige Jassman leads all AFHL goaltenders in games player with 24 and has an impressive record of 21-2-1. Calgary Fire Red’s Gabriella Durante led all goaltenders with 7 shutouts on the season.
In the race to the Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships, presented by ATB Financial, Red Deer, Peace Country, and Calgary Fire Red won their respective playoff series to secure a spot in the Provincials, as well as the Edmonton Pandas, who narrowly lost their second round series against host Sherwood Park.
The Midget Elite Provincials run March 23-26 in Sherwood Park.Tournament information and scores can be found on the Midget Elite Provincial website.