Calgary and St Albert tie up in challenge for top spot in standings @AlbertaHockey #HAProvincials #ATBProvincials

Acrobatic action in the game between Girls Hockey Calgary Bantam 1 White Hawks and St. Albert Blades at the Alberta Hockey Provincial Championships (Bantam Female A).
© J. Ashley Nixon

In a feisty contest, the Calgary White Hawks and St. Albert Blades tied 2-2 in their challenge to go top of the standings in the Alberta Hockey Bantam Female A Provincial Championships, presented by ATB Financial. In the first of their two games on the closing day of the Round Robin stage, the White Hawks went ahead immediately from the opening face-off with an unassisted goal scored by Mikayla Lui.

The Hawks lead was held through the second period that showed plenty of pressure on the net by the Calgary forwards but no goals.

Action in the game between Girls Hockey Calgary Bantam 1 White Hawks and St. Albert Blades at the Alberta Hockey Provincial Championships (Bantam Female A).
© J. Ashley Nixon

Five minutes into the final period, the Whitehawks were penalized for too many men. The Blades took full advantage of their opportunity with Juliann Sherbeth finding a way past goalie Sophie Lajeunesse. The St Albert team scored again after 14 minutes with a well-timed shot, hit hard and high by Sophie McKinley.

Juliann Sherbeth scores for St. Albert in the game with Girls Hockey Calgary Bantam 1 White Hawks in the Alberta Hockey Provincial Championships (Bantam Female A).
© J. Ashley Nixon

With less than a minute remaining, St. Alberts’s Julianna Giacobbo was penalized for body checking. The White Hawks pulled their goalie and with a six on four advantage hustled the puck past Layla Hood’s right pad.

Ella Kitchen, Calgary White Hawks, scores a power-play goal in the final seconds to tie the game 2-2 with St. Albert Blades in the Alberta Hockey Provincial Championships (Bantam Female A).
© J. Ashley Nixon

A tied game, 2-2 putting St. Albert into top position with six points. That may be temporary, however, depending on the outcome of the game coming up later today between Calgary and Okotoks. To be continued…

Calgary White Hawks players celebrate their power play goal to tie the game 2-2 with St. Albert Blades in the Alberta Hockey Provincial Championships (Bantam Female A).
© J. Ashley Nixon

 

Calgary White Hawks fans celebrate their team’s goal to tie the game 2-2 with St. Albert Blades in the Alberta Hockey Provincial Championships (Bantam Female A).
© J. Ashley Nixon

 

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4 Responses to Calgary and St Albert tie up in challenge for top spot in standings @AlbertaHockey #HAProvincials #ATBProvincials

  1. Mike Janssen says:

    Great reports, for these 2 outstanding games you reported on between St Albert Blades and the Calgary Hawks. It was intense and very entertaining hockey played by both teams. Classy young ladies and team staff on both sides of the puck. Calgary was an a huge challenge in both stature and skill for our St Albert girls. Congrats to the Calgary Hawks for a great season, you were a class act!

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  2. NixonsCan says:

    Thanks Mike. It reminded me of the iconic Bobby Orr image!

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