Hawks take on Okotoks to decide semi-final play off spots @HockeyAlberta #HAProvincials #atbfinancial

Carolyn Berze celebrates a goal scored by Ella Kitchen in the game between Girls Hockey Calgary Bantam 1 White Hawks and Okotoks Oilers at the Alberta Hockey Provincial Championships (Bantam Female A).
© J. Ashley Nixon

Calgary White Hawks took on the Okotoks Oilers at Castle Downs Arena, Edmonton this afternoon in the closing game of the Round Robin stage of the Bantam Female A finals. The result went 5-2 to the Calgary team and with that, they go into the semi-finals on Sunday in top position.

Shannon Roach opens the scoring for Girls Hockey Calgary Bantam 1 White Hawks in their game against Okotoks Oilers at the Alberta Hockey Provincial Championships (Bantam Female A).
© J. Ashley Nixon

In a game that was guaranteed to repeat on Sunday, whatever the outcome, the play went, not surprisingly rather quietly for much of the first period. Then with 30 seconds on the clock, Shannon Roach broke away down centre ice, deked past one defender and slipped the puck past Okotoks goalie, Ellen Poeizer’s left pad. Calgary hit the net again midway through the second period with a goal by Ella Kitchen that went underneath the goalie’s blocker arm.

Ellen Kitchen scores for the White Hawks as Carolyn Berze looks on in the game against Okotoks Oilers at the Alberta Hockey Provincial Championships (Bantam Female A).
© J. Ashley Nixon

Okotoks got on the score sheet with a freakish goal by Ruby Nerbas. It looked as though Calgary’s goaltender, Jazzie Rodak, had the puck controlled but it bobbled up off her shoulder and dropped over the line.  Calgary retaliated a minute later with two goals in quick succession.  Ellen Thomas struck the goalie’s pads and created a rebound upwards for Maddy Noonan to step in and half-volley the puck into the net. Jennifer Nixon then hit a fast one from the blue line at the

Okotoks score a freak goal as the puck drops down off goial tender Jazzy Rodak’s shoulder in the game between Girls Hockey Calgary Bantam 1 White Hawks and Okotoks Oilers at the Alberta Hockey Provincial Championships (Bantam Female A).
© J. Ashley Nixon

Calgary retaliated a minute later with two goals in quick succession.  Ellen Thomas struck the goalie’s pads and created a rebound upwards for Maddy Noonan to step in and half-volley the puck into the net.

Maddy Noonan bats in a rebound for the White Hawks in their game against Okotoks Oilers at the Alberta Hockey Provincial Championships (Bantam Female A).
© J. Ashley Nixon

Jennifer Nixon then hit a fast one from the blue line by the boards. Another rebound, nicely collected by Jenna Salem to score.

Jenna Salem picks up a rebound from a shot by Jennifer Nixon to score for the Calgary White Hawks in their game against Okotoks Oilers at the Alberta Hockey Provincial Championships (Bantam Female A).
© J. Ashley Nixon

Hailee Eason put away one more for Okotoks twelve minutes into the final period but with six minutes to go, Jada Hoeft scored from tight up against the post to make it 5-2 to the White Hawks (Note: the score attributed this to Chyenne Risling).

Jada Hoeft scores for the Calgary White Hawks in their game against Okotoks Oilers at the Alberta Hockey Provincial Championships (Bantam Female A).
© J. Ashley Nixon

The semi-finals are set for Sunday. The Edmonton Warriors take a short trip home leaving Calgary White Hawks to play Okotoks Oilers and then St. Albert Blades will take on Sherwood Park.

Get your game faces on girls. Go Hawks Go!

Calgary White Hawks celebrate their first goal in the game against Okotoks Oilers at the Alberta Hockey Provincial Championships (Bantam Female A).
© J. Ashley Nixon

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