PHOTOS: Stettler hosts U18 female hockey tournament

Puck battle behind the net! Stettler Storm U18 females take on Lloydminster on Nov. 25. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)Puck battle behind the net! Stettler Storm U18 females take on Lloydminster on Nov. 25. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
The Lloydminster goalie covers up to stop play. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)The Lloydminster goalie covers up to stop play. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
The Stettler Storm and the Lloydminster Blazers battle for the puck along the boards. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)The Stettler Storm and the Lloydminster Blazers battle for the puck along the boards. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
A Stettler Storm player brings the puck in deep as a Blazer moves to block. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)A Stettler Storm player brings the puck in deep as a Blazer moves to block. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
Puck battle! (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)Puck battle! (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
The Storm and the Blazers chase down the puck! (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)The Storm and the Blazers chase down the puck! (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
The Blazers head for the net! (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)The Blazers head for the net! (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
The Storm bring the puck behind the Blazers net. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)The Storm bring the puck behind the Blazers net. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
Another puck battle! (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)Another puck battle! (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
A Stettler Storm player takes a high stick from a Lloydminster Blazer. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler IndependentA Stettler Storm player takes a high stick from a Lloydminster Blazer. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent
The Lloydminster Blazer goalie faces a bunch of traffic in front of her crease. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)The Lloydminster Blazer goalie faces a bunch of traffic in front of her crease. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
At least the Stettler Storm are having a good time, as the captain has a huge smile coming off the face-off. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)At least the Stettler Storm are having a good time, as the captain has a huge smile coming off the face-off. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
The Storm face-off against the Blazers in defensive territory before winning the game 7-5. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)The Storm face-off against the Blazers in defensive territory before winning the game 7-5. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)

The Stettler Recreation Centre (SRC) was bustling with activity for the final weekend of November.

Stettler Minor Hockey played host to an under-18 female hockey tournament which featured teams from Lloydminster, Edmonton, and the Battle River region.

The Stettler Storm U15 hockey team had a good showing in the tournament, winning three of their four games before finally meeting their match in the gold-medal game against Battle River.

Battle River won the game with a 5 to 4 score, taking home gold. Stettler earned earned silver, and Lloydminster took home the bronze versus Edmonton.

The U18 Stettler Storm won their first game against Lloydminster as well, then continuing to succeed in the rest of the tournament to make it into the final.

Unfortunately, the U18 team ran out of gas in the final, losing the game in sudden-death overtime.

As the organizer of the U18 tournament was away, further details are currently unavailable as of press time.

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