Peewees win gold

The Battle River Knights Peewee Female team are official league and provincial champions. From the left, back row: Ted
Djos, assistant coach, Charles Bullee, assistant coach, Jordelle Muirhead, Abby Krys, Bailey Djos, Caris Erikson, affiliate
player (AP), Jenna Borth, Keely Lamson (AP), Breanna Anderson, Mila Armstrong, Susan MacKinnon, Manager and Scott
Grant, head coach. Front row: Caylin Brumwell, Gracyn Mackay (AP), Joss Forster (AP), Addison Scoville, Cabrie Tanton
(AP), Dannika Lundy (AP), Emily Grant, Samantha Holt, Emma Tuftin and Sydney Bullee. ECA Review/Submitted

The Battle River Knights Peewee Female team became the first Battle River Knights team to win Gold at Provincials!!

This team of 12 came together after being drawn as a wild card to represent Zone 7 in the Peewee Female B Provincials!

Head coach, Scott Grant, picked up six affiliate players (AP) and the Battle River Knights Peewee Girls went down to Lethbridge on March 21-24 to compete in the Provincial Championships.

The girls played their first game Friday morning against the Calgary Flames and won 6 – 1 and their second game in the afternoon was against the favoured team to win provincials, the Lethbridge Cyclones.

The Knights won 6 – 1.

The Knights were starting to attract attention.

The girls played Saturday morning against West Central Wildcats and won 4 – 2, confirming their spot in the semifinals on Sunday morning against the Vermilion Tigers, defeating them 4 – 1.

In the gold medal match, the Knights faced the Stettler Storm, who ironically had beat them out to get into Provincials.

The Zone 7 winners and Zone 7 runner up team were now facing off for the Provincial gold medal.

It was a very exciting game with goals by Addison Scoville, Caylin Brumwell, Gracyn Mackay and an open netter by Dannika Lundy to seal the deal!

This group of girls has worked very hard this year to develop their skills and work together as a team.

Their record in the league was 13 wins, 2 losses and one tie but the season was not done yet, as the final round of the East Central Alberta Female Hockey League playoffs was to begin Tues. March 26.

The girls travelled to Vermilion Tuesday night and were able to take a lead in the series by beating the Tigers 5 – 0.

Game 2, in the best out of 3 series, was set for Saturday afternoon, but the girls came out a bit flat and lost the game 2 – 1 to the Tigers.

The girls came out strong in Killam on March 31 for game three and won with an impressive 7 – 0 score to earn the title of League Champions and Provincial Champions!

 

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