Stettler earns first-round bye

The midget female Stettler Storm wrapped up their North Central Minor Hockey Association regular season over the weekend

The midget female Stettler Storm wrapped up their North Central Minor Hockey Association regular season over the weekend with a forfeit victory over Sylvan Lake and a 5-0 win over the Lacoka Rockets.

Jennifer Hallett scored two goals, including the winner, to lead the Storm. Stettler’s other goals came from Jayden Hogg, Kelsie Litke and Jessie Anderson, who has 27 goals and 57 points this season. Lindsey McKinnon and Sommer Bauman shared the shutout, facing a total of 23 shots.

The Storm finished first overall in their North Central division with a perfect 16-0 record, scoring a league-leading 170 goals while allowing only 23, with four shutouts.

The Storm owned the top of the leaderboard, holding the top six spots (Anderson with 57 points, Hogg with 45, Chapman with 39, Litke with 37, Fisher with 34 and Morgan Van Dusen with 30) and 10 players in the top 30.

Stettler has earned a first-round playoff bye and home-ice advantage in all playoff series.

The girls are still looking for votes in the Stagg Chili Saves for Success contest.

They have fallen into seventh spot, but need to move into fifth to win a prize. Support them by going to www.staggchili.ca/vote.

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