Stettler peewee, midget girls earn tourney banners

MINOR HOCKEY - The Stettler midget and peewee girls’ hockey teams hosted a 16-team tournament this past weekend.

MINOR HOCKEY – The Stettler midget and peewee girls’ hockey teams hosted a 16-team tournament this past weekend.

Organizers said fans were treated to high-calibre hockey, with two of the games decided in a shootout.

In the peewee division, the Stettler girls won the A final in Pool A with a 4-1 victory over Strathmore.

Edmonton nipped Lacoka 5-4 to take the B final banner in Pool A.

The A final winner in Pool B was Wainwright, which defeated Calgary 9-1. The B final champion in that pool was Airdrie, which needed a shootout to defeat Rimbey 4-3.

In midget division, the A final in Pool A was a hard-fought contest that saw High Prairie beat Spruce Grove 5-4.The B final in that pool was also a close game as the Camrose Vikings beat Edmonton 4-3.

In Pool B action, the A final went to the host Stettler Storm, who doubled the Calgary Rage 6-3.

Also in Pool B play, the B title went to Airdrie, which defeated the Calgary Rage 7-5.

The Stettler Lightning donated passes to their Saturday night junior B game, at which members of the peewee and midget teams were on the ice for the opening faceoff.

Organizers termed it an enjoyable tournament and thanked the sponsors and spectators for their support.