Minor hockey teams keep busy throughout the weekend

Stettler Recreation Centre was busy throughout last weekend with lots of minor hockey action, including a 12-team bantam tournament.

A game  -  Stettler’s midget girls team the Vipers put in a great performance but could not overcome their more coordinated rivals from Lacombe losing 3-2.

A game - Stettler’s midget girls team the Vipers put in a great performance but could not overcome their more coordinated rivals from Lacombe losing 3-2.

Stettler Recreation Centre was busy throughout last weekend with lots of minor hockey action, including a 12-team bantam tournament.

The tournament hosted by the Battle River Sports Bantam A team concluded with a shootout between Wainwright and St. Albert with the latter team clinching the tournament title.

The teams were tied 3-3 after three periods plus five minutes of overtime. Eight shooters from each team were needed before a winner was decided in a fast-paced, intense game.

Stettler Bantam A team lost its first to games against Ponoka (2-1) and St. Albert (8-0) but managed to win the playoff game against Leduc 7-2.

Stettler’s next home game is Sunday against Castor.

In the midget category, Stettler Storm defeated Calmar Cobras in an away game 8-2 with a strong performance. Scorers for the Stettler side were Trevor Wooden, Braden Bowie, Lyle Wooden (2), Jesse Bosma, D.J. Kistner, Mackenzie Rost, Nick Yaschuk.

In other minor hockey action, Stettler’s midget girls team Vipers lost to Lacombe Rockets 3-2. The local team’s goals were scored by Lauren Nelson and Jessica Hart.

Stettler’s peewee Tier 2 team DQ Blizzards lost to Red Deer’s Versa Line 8-4 with the goals of the local team coming from Quade Cassidy, Quentin Greenwood, Stefan Du Toit and Jace Salmon.

Stettler Tier 3 atom Elks for their part easily overcame their rivals from Red Deer in an away game beating Red Deer Motors 4-2. The scorers for the local team were jackson Zimmermann and Jaden Richards. Zimmermann scored three of the four goals. In Tier 3 atom category, Stettler lost to Daysland Thunders 8-2 in an away game. Axel Bergstrom and Adam Shirley scored for the Stettler team.

In Tier 5 Atom game, Stettler 1 tied with Olds 4-4 and Stettler 2 beat Kneehill Chiefs 4-3. Scorers of the Stettler 1 team were Evan Imbery (2), Kamerson Bainbridge and Gracie Morbeck. Golas for the Stettler 2 team were scored by Edward Kim, Derek Smyth, Brenden Tucker and Garrett Hogg.