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AFHL February Wrap Up

RED DEER - As the regular season draws to a close, the St. Albert Slash (Midget AAA), Calgary Fire White (Midget Elite), and Calgary Fire Red (Bantam Elite) all head into the playoffs as the top seed in their respective leagues.


Midget AAA

As the playoffs are set to begin, the final Midget AAA Female standings are:

1) St. Albert Slash (76 pts)
2) Lloydminster PWM Steelers (65 pts)
3) Calgary Fire (56 pts)
4) Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs (30 pts)
5) Edmonton Pandas (20 pts)
6) Rocky Mountain Raiders(20 pts)

Slash forward Madison Willan had a terrific year as she lead the league in goals (24), assists (26), and points (50).

St. Albert’s goaltending tandem of Holly Borrett and Brianna Sank were red-hot this season. Borrett paced the league with a 0.86 GAA, and 13 wins, while adding six shutouts. Sank is right behind with a 0.86 GAA, 12 wins and lead the league with eight shutouts.

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Congratulations to seven AFHL players, as they won a gold medal in the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer playing with Team Alberta U18 Female: Goaltender Bella McKee (Lloydminster), blueliner Sierra LaPlante (Calgary), and forwards Hayleigh Craig (Lloydminster), Isabelle Lajoie (St. Albert), Payton Laumbach (Lloydminster), Jaden Bogden (St. Albert), and Brooklyn Schroeder (St. Albert).

The first round of playoffs are set to get underway this weekend, with Calgary hosting the Rocky Mountain Raiders, and Red Deer hosting Edmonton.St. Albert and Lloydminster have earned first round byes.


Midget Elite

After the completion of the regular season, the Midget Elite standings are:

North Division:
1) St. Albert Sharks (50 pts)
2) Sherwood Park Fury (44 pts)
3) Peace Country PCFAC Storm (40 pts)
4) Lloydminster Elite Steelers (35 pts)
5) Edmonton Pandas  (26 pts)
6) North Central Impact (23 pts)

South Division:
1) Calgary Fire White (61 pts)
2) Calgary Fire Red (61 pts)
3) Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs (50 pts)
4) Airdrie Lightning (44 pts)
5) Rocky Mountain Raiders (16 pts)
6) Lethbridge Cyclones (16 pts)

Calgary Fire Red forward Kelly Stanford took over the lead in total points with 36, while Sherwood Park’s Madison Porter ended the season as the top goal scorer with 24. Her teammate, Reagan Korber, lead the way with 16 assists. 

Calgary Fire Red’s Cassidy Brown’s 0.90 GAA and five shutouts were both the top mark in Midget Elite, while her teammate Rebecca Boswell, Airdrie’s Jocelyn Pearce, and Calgary Fire White’s Cienna Kinghorn lead the league with 11 wins.

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With playoff games set to be played this weekend, the North division will feature Edmonton vs. Lloydminster and North Central vs. Peace Country. The South will feature Lethbridge vs. Red Deer and Rocky Mountain vs. Airdrie. Calgary Fire White, Calgary Fire Red, Sherwood Park, and St. Albert have all earned first round byes.


Bantam Elite

The Bantam Elite standings for the regular season have been finalized:

North Division:
1) North Central Impact (56 pts)
2) Lloydminster Junior Steelers(54 pts)
3) Sherwood Park Royals (54 pts)
4) Edmonton Pandas (46 pts)
5) St. Albert Raiders (19 pts)
6) Peace Country Bonnett’s Storm (11 pts)

South Division:
1) Calgary Fire Red (58 pts)
2) Calgary Fire White (52 pts) 
3) Rocky Mountain Raiders (39 pts)
4) Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs  (39 pts)
5) Olds Grizzlys (35 pts)
6) Lethbridge Cyclones (5 pts) 

Edmonton’s Sage Taylor lead the Bantam Elite regular season with 38 points, while Sherwood Park’s Emerson Jarvis took the goal scoring title with 24. North Central’s Jorja Nystrom lead the way with 17 assists.

Jorja Fisher sat atop the league with a 1.24 GAA, while North Central’s Rory Gidosh took top spot with 12 wins. Edmonton’s tandem of Katherine Holan and Teegan Fedoruk were the league leaders with five shutouts each.

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After the first weekend of the playoffs, there are eight teams remaining. Sherwood Park defeated Peace Country Bonnet’s Storm in two games, while Edmonton did the same versus the St. Albert Raiders in the North division. Sherwood Park will move on to play Lloydminster and Edmonton will face the North Central Impact. In the South it was the Rocky Mountain Raiders defeating Lethbridge, and Red Deer getting past Olds. Red Deer will now face Calgary Fire Red, while the Raiders take on Calgary Fire White. All second round playoff games will take place this weekend (March 8,9,10).

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Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships: AFHL Preview

RED DEER – Two AFHL champions will be crowned this weekend in Red Deer and St. Albert for the Bantam Elite and Midget AAA divisions at the Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships, presented by ATB Financial.

The Bantam Elite Provincial Championships in Red Deer will feature five teams: The Red Deer Chiefs, Calgary Fire Red, Calgary Fire White, North Central Impact, and Lloydminster Steelers. The tournament is set to begin at 10:00AM on Thursday, with the gold medal game taking place at 11:45AM on Sunday at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. FULL SCHEDULE >

The Midget AAA Provincial Championships in St. Albert will feature four teams: The St. Albert Slash, Red Deer Chiefs, Lloydminster Steelers, and Calgary Fire. The tournament will begin at 9:00AM on Friday with Calgary facing off against Lloydminster. The gold medal game will take place on Sunday at 1:00PM at the Go Auto Arena in Servus Credit Union Place. FULL SCHEDULE >

You can keep track of all this weekend’s tournaments at haprovincials.ca, by following along with the score ticker at hockeyalberta.ca, on Facebook, Twitter (using the hashtags #HAProvincials or #ATBProvincials), or on Instagram (username: hockey.alberta).

Hockey Alberta and ATB Financial are also proud to unveil a new Snapchat filter, available at all Provincial rinks across the province. Players and fans are encouraged to use the Provincials filter, and share it on Snapchat, as well as other social media platforms.

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Playoff Bracket Update

The five teams that will be advancing to the Provincial Championship Tournament, presented by ATB Financial, are the North Central Impact, Lloydminster Steelers, Calgary Fire White, Calgary Fire Red, and host Red Deer Chiefs.

The tournament will take place on March 21-24.

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AFHL January Wrap Up

RED DEER - As January comes to a close, the St. Albert Slash (Midget AAA), Calgary Fire White (Midget Elite), and North Central Impact (Bantam Elite) all sit at the top of the standings in their respective leagues.


Midget AAA

Heading into February, the Midget AAA Female standings are:

1) St. Albert Slash (58 pts)
2) Lloydminster PWM Steelers (50 pts)
3) Calgary Fire (42 pts)
4) Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs (27 pts)
5) Edmonton Pandas (20 pts)
6) Rocky Mountain Raiders (13 pts)

Slash forward Madison Willan continues to lead the league in goals (22), assists (18), and points (40).

St. Albert’s goaltending tandem of Holly Borrett and Brianna Sank continued their red-hot play this season. Borrett paces the league with a 0.80 GAA, and ten wins, while adding four shutouts. Sank is right behind with a 1.08 GAA, nine wins and leads the league with five shutouts.

Midget AAA Leaderboard >

February is also an exciting month for seven AFHL players, as they’ll compete in the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer with Team Alberta U18 Female: Goaltender Bella McKee (Lloydminster), blueliner Sierra LaPlante (Calgary), and forwards Hayleigh Craig (Lloydminster), Isabelle Lajoie (St. Albert), Payton Laumbach (Lloydminster), Jaden Bogden (St. Albert), and Brooklyn Schroeder (St. Albert).


Midget Elite

After four months of play, the Midget Elite standings are:

North Division:
1) St. Albert Sharks (41 pts)
2) Sherwood Park Fury (36 pts)
3) Peace Country PCFAC Storm (28 pts)
4) North Central Impact (22 pts)
5) Lloydminster Elite Steelers (21 pts)
6) Edmonton Pandas (19 pts)

South Division:
1) Calgary Fire White (50 pts)
2) Calgary Fire Red (41 pts)
3) Airdrie Lightning (37 pts)
4) Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs (35 pts)
5) Rocky Mountain Raiders (12 pts)
6) Lethbridge Cyclones (6 pts)

Madison Porter leads all Midget Elite skaters in goals (20) and sits third in points (24), while her teammate Reagan Korber, along with Calgary Fire White forward Sarah Gaiser are tied for the lead with 13 assists. Calgary Fire White forward Brooke McCool has taken over the lead in total points with 26.

Calgary Fire Red’s Cassidy Brown’s 0.98 GAA stays as the top mark in Midget Elite, while Calgary Fire White’s Cienna Kinghorn leads the league with 10 wins, as does Airdrie’s Jocelynn Pearce, who also sits atop the leaderboard with four shutouts.

Midget Elite Leaderboard >

The 2019 portion of the Midget Elite schedule is highlighted by the Midget Elite Showcase, which is set for February 2 & 3 in Leduc, which will feature all 12 teams.


Bantam Elite

The Bantam Elite standings heading into February are:

North Division:
1) North Central Impact (49 pts)
2) Edmonton Pandas (42 pts)
3) Sherwood Park Royals (39 pts)
4) Lloydminster Junior Steelers (38 pts)
5) St. Albert Raiders (16 pts)
6) Peace Country Bonnett’s Storm (8 pts)

South Division:
1) Calgary Fire Red (45 pts)
2) Calgary Fire White (43 pts) 
3) Rocky Mountain Raiders (34 pts)
4) Olds Grizzlys (29 pts)
5) Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs (28 pts)
6) Lethbridge Cyclones (4 pts) 

Edmonton’s Sage Taylor is tops in Bantam Elite with 33 points, and tied with Sherwood Park’s Emerson Jarvis for the league in goals (19). North Central’s Jorja Nystrom leads the way with 16 assists.

Jorja Fisher sits atop the league with a 1.20 GAA, while North Central’s Rory Gidosh and Calgary Fire White’s Kaylee McKay take top spot with nine wins. Edmonton’s Katherine Holan has taken over the league lead with five shutouts.

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2019 AFHL Playoffs and Provincial Tournament Dates

RED DEER - Dates have been set for the 2018/2019 AFHL Playoffs and Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships, presented by ATB Financial. 

Bantam Elite Playoff Dates:

March 1-3 – First round of playoffs
March 8-10 – Second round of playoffs
March 21-24 – Provincial Tournament, Red Deer

Midget Elite Playoff Dates:

March 8-10 – First round of playoffs
March 15-17 – Second round of playoffs
March 28-31 – Provincial Tournament, Grande Prairie

Midget AAA Playoff Dates: 

March 8-10 – Playoffs 
March 22-24, 2019 - Provincial Tournament, St. Albert

For more information on the AFHL playoffs and provincial tournament formats, see the ‘Playoff Formats’ tab.

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AFHL December Wrap Up

RED DEER - As 2018 comes to a close, the St. Albert Slash (Midget AAA), Calgary Fire White (Midget Elite), and Sherwood Park Royals (Bantam Elite) all sit at the top of the standings in their respective leagues.


Midget AAA

Heading into 2019, the Midget AAA Female standings are:

1) St. Albert Slash (46 pts)
2) Lloydminster PWM Steelers (44 pts)
3) Calgary Fire (31 pts)
4) Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs (31 pts)
5) Edmonton Pandas (16 pts)
6) Rocky Mountain Raiders (13 pts)

Slash forward Madison Willan continues to lead the league in goals (18), assists (15), and points (33).

St. Albert’s goaltending tandem of Holly Borrett and Brianna Sank continued their red-hot play this season. Borrett leads the league across the board with a 0.63 GAA, eight wins and four shutouts, while Sank is right behind with a 0.78 GAA, seven wins and four shutouts.

Midget AAA Leaderboard >

December also saw seven AFHL Midget AAA athletes named to Team Alberta U18 Female for the 2019 Canada Winter Games: Goaltender Bella McKee (Lloydminster), blueliner Sierra LaPlante (Calgary), and forwards Hayleigh Craig (Lloydminster), Isabelle Lajoie (St. Albert), Payton Laumbach (Lloydminster), Jaden Bogden (St. Albert), and Brooklyn Schroeder (St. Albert).


Midget Elite

After three months of play, the Midget Elite standings are:

North Division:
1) Sherwood Park Fury (31 pts)
2) St. Albert Sharks (27 pts)
3) Peace Country PCFAC Storm (25 pts)
4) Lloydminster Elite Steelers (18 pts)
5) North Central Impact (13 pts)
6) Edmonton Pandas (8 pts)

South Division:
1) Calgary Fire White (38 pts)
2) Airdrie Lightning (32 pts)
3) Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs (24 pts)
4) Calgary Fire Red (23 pts)
5) Rocky Mountain Raiders (8 pts)
6) Lethbridge Cyclones (5 pts)

Sherwood Park forward Madison Porter leads all Midget Elite skaters in goals (14) and points (18), while her teammate Reagan Korber leads the way with 10 assists.

Calgary Fire Red’s Cassidy Brown’s 0.77 GAA is good enought for tops in Midget Elite, while her teammate Cienna Kinghorn leads the league with 8 wins, as does Airdrie’s Jocelynn Pearce, who also sits atop the leaderboard with four shutouts.

Midget Elite Leaderboard >

The 2019 portion of the Midget Elite schedule is highlighted by the Midget Elite Showcase, which is set for February 2 & 3 in Leduc, which will feature all 12 teams.


Bantam Elite

The Bantam Elite standings heading into January are:

North Division:
1) Sherwood Park Royals (35 pts)
2) North Central Impact (33 pts)
3) Lloydminster Junior Steelers (32 pts) 
4) Edmonton Pandas (23 pts)
5) St. Albert Raiders (13 pts)
6) Peace Country Bonnett’s Storm (5 pts)

South Division:
1) Calgary Fire White (30 pts)
2) Calgary Fire Red (29 pts)
3) Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs (21 pts)
4) Rocky Mountain Raiders (21 pts)
5) Olds Grizzlys (21 pts)
6) Lethbridge Cyclones 4 pts) 

Edmonton’s Sage Taylor is tops in Bantam Elite with 22 points, while Lloydminster’s Lana Duriez leads the league with 14 goals, and North Central’s Jorja Nystrom leads the way with 11 assists.

Asia Kachuk sits atop the league with a 0.93 GAA and seven wins, while her Sherwood Park teammate Teegan Fedoruk leads the league with four shutouts.

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2019 Hockey Alberta Provincial Championship host sites announced

RED DEER - Hockey Alberta and the Alberta Female Hockey League are pleased to announce the host sites for the 2019 Provincial Championships, presented by ATB Financial.

The St. Albert Slash, Peace Country PCFAC Storm, and Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs will host the Midget AAA, Midget Elite and Bantam Elite provincial championships, respectively.

The Bantam Female Elite tournament will run March 21-24, with Midget AAA running the same weekend, from March 22-24. The Midget Elite provincial championship is set for March 28-31.

The month-long “March to a title” features provincial championship tournament action during four weekends in March and April, along with four champions crowned through league playoff series. Organizations interested in hosting a provincial championship tournament completed a detailed bid process, with a bid committee evaluating the submissions.

2019 Provincial Host Sites >

A total of 39 Provincial Championships will be hosted across the province, at locations ranging from Grande Prairie in the north and west, Fort Macleod in the south, and Cold Lake in the east.

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AFHL November Wrap Up

RED DEER - The second month of the 2018-19 Alberta Female Hockey League is now in the books, with the Lloydminster PWM Steelers (Midget AAA), Calgary Fire White (Midget Elite), and Sherwood Park Royals (Bantam Elite) sitting atop the standings in their respective leagues.


Midget AAA

Heading into December, the Midget AAA Female standings are:

1) Lloydminster PWM Steelers (41 pts)
2) St. Albert Slash (40 pts)
3) Calgary Fire (31 pts)
4) Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs (21 pts)
5) Edmonton Pandas (14 pts)
6) Rocky Mountain Raiders (12 pts)

Slash forward Madison Willan leads the league across the board, with 15 goals and 14 assists for 29 points.

St. Albert’s goaltending tandem of Holly Borrett and Brianna Sank are off to red-hot starts to the season. Borrett leads the league with a 0.71 GAA and a 7-0-0 record, and sits second with three shutouts, while Sank is right behind with a 0.75 GAA and six wins, and leads all Midget AAA goaltenders with four shutouts.

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Midget Elite

After two months of play, the Midget Elite standings are:

North Division:
1) Sherwood Park Fury (25 pts)
2) Peace Country PCFAC Storm (22 pts)
3) St. Albert Sharks (21 pts)
4) Lloydminster Elite Steelers (12 pts)
5) North Central Impact (7 pts)
6) Edmonton Pandas (5 pts)

South Division:
1) Calgary Fire White (30 pts)
2) Airdrie Lightning (28 pts)
3) Calgary Fire Red (18 pts)
4) Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs (17 pts)
5) Rocky Mountain Raiders (6 pts)
6) Lethbridge Cyclones (4 pts)

Sherwood Park forward Madison Porter leads all Midget Elite skaters in goals (13) and points (16). Meanwhile, Calgary Fire White’s Sarah Gaiser sits atop the assist leaderboard with 10.

With a 4-0 record with the Calgary Fire Red, Rebecca Boswell’s minuscule 0.50 GAA leads the league, while Airdrie’s Jocelynn Pearce sits atop the leaderboard with seven wins, and is tied with Calgary Fire White netminder Cienna Kinghorn with three shutouts.

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Bantam Elite

In the Bantam Elite division, it has been exciting first two months of league play. The Bantam Elite standings heading into December are:

North Division:
1) Sherwood Park Royals (29 pts)
2) Lloydminster Junior Steelers (29 pts) 
3) North Central Impact (27 pts)
4) Edmonton Pandas (18 pts)
5) St. Albert Raiders (12 pts)
6) Peace Country Bonnett’s Storm (5 pts)

South Division:
1) Calgary Fire White (24 pts)
2) Calgary Fire Red (17 pts)
3) Rocky Mountain Raiders (17 pts)
4) Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs (15 pts)
5) Olds Grizzlys (14 pts)
6) Lethbridge Cyclones (3 pts) 

With 12 goals and 19 points, Lloydminster’s Lana Duriez leads the league in both categories, while North Central’s Jorja Nystrom leads all Bantam Elite skaters with 10 assists.

Asia Kachuk sits atop the league with a 0.71 GAA, while her Sherwood Park teammate Teegan Fedoruk leads the league with four shutouts. Lloydminster’s Tiana Stafford is tops in Bantam Elite with six wins.

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Midget Elite, Bantam Elite Seasons kick off

RED DEER - The 2018-19 Alberta Female Hockey League hits full stride this weekend, as the Midget Elite and Bantam Elite seasons kick off Friday and Saturday, respectively.

Friday night features a pair of Midget Elite games, with the Rocky Mountain Raiders taking on the Sherwood Park Fury, and Airdrie Lightning visiting the Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs. Saturday sees five more games, with four more set for Sunday in a busy opening weekend.

On the Bantam Elite side, 10 of 12 teams kick their seasons off on Saturday, while the Calgary Fire Red and Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs will wait until the following weekend for their seasons to begin.

You can keep track of all the action on each league’s website, or by following the AFHL on Twitter.

Midget AAA Schedule > | Midget Elite Schedule > | Bantam Elite Schedule >

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Midget AAA Showcase kicks off AFHL season

RED DEER - The 2018-19 Alberta Female Hockey League season officially gets underway tonight (Friday), with the inaugural Midget AAA Showcase Weekend in Edmonton.

The Edmonton Pandas and Rocky Mountain Raiders kick things off at 6:15, with the Lloydminster PWM Steelers and Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs to follow at 8:45. The St. Albert Slash and Calgary Fire both kick off their seasons Saturday at 11:45 a.m. and 2:15 p.m., respectively. All games are at the Clare Drake arena.

The Midget Elite season begins on Friday, October 19, while Bantam Elite season kicks off the following day.

You can keep track of all the action on each league’s website, or by following the AFHL on Twitter.

Midget AAA Schedule > | Midget Elite Schedule > | Bantam Elite Schedule >

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