The Big Valley Swordmen won the Zone 7 championship en route to the provincial atom D hockey championship this weekend at Consort. In back row (from left) are assistant coach Dan Webster

Swordmen take zone title, head to atom D provincials

The Big Valley Swordmen are bound for the atom D hockey provincials.

  • Wed Mar 13th, 2013 7:00pm
  • Sports

The Big Valley Swordmen are bound for the atom D hockey provincials.

The Swordmen, who are made up of four Byemoor players and nine from Big Valley, clinched the Zone 7 championship earlier this month.

Big Valley had already earned a place in the provincial tournament, but still had to play Consort for the zone title, because Consort is the provincial host this weekend.

In their playoff march, the Swordmen beat out Alix, Castor, Irma and Consort. They defeated Consort by a six-goal margin in a two-game, total-goal series for the Zone 7 banner.

The provincials run Thursday through Sunday at Consort. It’s already been an eventful year for the hard-working Swordmen, who placed third in the North Central Minor Hockey Association during the regular season. Big Valley is now involved in its league playoffs.

In pool play at the provincials, the Swordmen face the Vauxhall Sabres at 9 a.m. Friday, the High Level Northstars at 6 p.m. Friday and the Cremona Cowboys at 3:45 p.m. Saturday.

The playoff games are slated for Sunday, with the final at 4 p.m.

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