Bantam boys celebrate their second goal against Wainwright in their provincial playdown on Saturday afternoon

Stettler Bantam boys headed to provincials

Stettler Bantams played a home game on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 25 against Wainwright, defeating them 3-2, with a 50 to 25 shot margin.

The Stettler Bantams played a home game on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 25 against Wainwright, defeating them 3-2, with a 50 to 25 shot margin.

The following day, Feb. 26 the Bantam boys played the opponents again in an away game in Wainwright, even bettering the score and winning 6-2, completing their second round of Zone 7 hockey playdowns.

Wainwright hosted Stettler with a heavy-hitting first period that ended with Stettler leading 1-0 after 20 minutes.

In the second period Stettler scored four more goals, finishing the period with a score of 5-1.

The third period was again physical, where both teams exchanged one goal each, with the final shots on goal being 44 to 18 for Stettler.

“The boys played a great game and we had notable performances from Captain Andrew Chapman, who scored one goal and had two assists,” said Head Coach Duncan Babchuk. “Assistant Captain Clayton Kneeland had one goal and one assist, with Center Shay Anderson finishing with one goal and two assists.”

The Stettler Bantams now move on to the provincial tournament in Gibbons, which takes place from March 16-19.

This will be an eight-team tournament with teams from Barrhead, Okotoks, Gibbons, Vermilion, Airdrie, and two more teams yet to be announced.

Midget girls tie with Lacoka

The Stettler Midget girls played a gritty game to hold off Lacoka Midgets and tie the game 2-2 on Saturday evening, Feb. 25 at the Stettler Recreation Centre.

When opponent Lacoka Midgets took an early lead of 1-0 in the first period and 2-0 in the second period, the girls stepped up their game.

And within the second period itself, Abby Heidecker scored unassisted giving the team a much-needed 2-1, and within minutes, Jesse Squires scored, assisted by Heidecker to equalize.

From then on Stettler was in control taking as many shots at the net as they could, even though they were unable to score.

Playing a fiercely offensive game, they maintained pressure on Lacoka with the final score reading 2-2.

Most of the other Stettler teams are in provincial playdowns with the girls’ teams finishing off their regular league games as follows.

Atom Girls

Stettler Atoms played Camrose in an away game, won 4-1 on Saturday, Feb. 25; played in a home game, won 4-2 on Sunday, Feb. 26.

PeeWee Girls

Stettler PeeWee played 3C’s in a home game, won 12-1 on Saturday, Feb. 25; played Athabasca in a home game later that day and won 7-1; played Camrose in a home game on Sunday, Feb. 26, won 3-1.

Bantam Girls

Stettler Bantams played Lacoka in a home game, won 9-2 on Saturday, Feb. 25; played Warburg in a home game, on 10-2 on Sunday, Feb. 26.

Midget Girls

Stettler Midgets played Lacoka in a home game, tied 2-2 on Saturday, Feb. 25.

 

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