Atom A to grab league championship in spectacular end to season

Wow, what a year these 11 young men had!

Champions pose for cameras — Front row: Goalie Jackson Muhlbach

Champions pose for cameras — Front row: Goalie Jackson Muhlbach

Submitted by Atom A coaching staff

Wow, what a year these 11 young men had! Two tournament silver medals, one tournament gold medal, a Zone 7 title, and to cap it all off they won the league championship title in two straight games over the Eckville Eagles this past weekend.

Going into the season the coaching staff really didn’t know what to expect. We soon realized that we had a special group of kids on our hands. A group of kids that would show up to practices, and be on the ice 20 minutes early just because they love playing this great game. With this kind of dedication and hard work these kids earned a lot of respect from the coaches, parents and other teams around Alberta. While competing at Provincials against Bonnyville, the eventual Provincial champions, their coaching staff paid our kids a great compliment saying how shocked they were that our two lines could keep pace with their three lines. They thought that come the third period we would just die out but the opposite happened and we got stronger. The 11 mighty men that never give up!

The coaching staff would like to say how very proud we are of all of you! Thank you for a very memorable year, a year in which most people will forget, but one you will remember forever everytime you look up at those two banners and see your names on them!

Stats

In Stettler – Game One

Stettler 10 – Eckville 5

Goals:

Reece Kranzler – 3

Marcus Laisnez – 3

TJ Howarth – 3

Kaleb Bowers – 1

Assists:

Riley Turre – 1

Shay Anderson – 2

Jacob Cottam – 3

Marcus Laisnez – 2

Chance Morbeck – 2

In Eckville – Game Two

Stettler 5 – Eckville 4

Goals:

Marcus Laisnez – 3

Kaleb Bowers – 1

Shay Anderson – 1

Assists:

Reece Kranzler – 2

Chance Morbeck – 1

Kaleb Bowers – 1

Jacon Cottam – 1