The host Olds Grizzlys captured a silver medal at the Midget A Female Provincial tournament after posting 3 wins, 2 ties and an overtime loss in the championship game.
A great crowd was on hand to watch a thrilling Midget A Female Provincials Championship game on Sunday, March 13th at the SportsComplex.
Calgary Chaos defeated the host Olds Grizzlys 3-2 in overtime to win the Hockey Alberta provincial banner.
Faith Gette had given the Grizzlys leads of 1-0 and 2-1 but Chaos forward Mary McDonald tied the game with 1:42 left in the third period and then she won it for Calgary 34 seconds into OT. McDonald finished the tournament with 11 goals in 6 games.
Midget A Grizzlys Head Coach Wade Leonard discussed the highs and lows of the championship game.
Kelly Leonard had scored a power play goal with 14 seconds left in the third period of the semi-finals to allow Olds to get by the Fort Saskatchewan Fury 4-3 and advance to the championship game.
Leonard says as a parent there were plenty of ups and downs this weekend with his daughter Rikki winning an ACAC championship with the Red Deer College Queens plus his twin daughters Kelly and Dayna trying to win a provincial championship for Olds on home ice.
Red Deer College defeated NAIT 4-3 in overtime on Friday, March 11th to win the ACAC women's hockey championship. Cassidy Anderson from Water Valley is also part of the title winning Queens team.
Meanwhile, former Olds Grizzlys Derek Loomer is the Head Coach of the Calgary Chaos. This is the second year in a row his team has won the Midget A Female provincial banner and he says it was extra special to have it in Olds this time.
Calgary won 5 of its 6 games during provincials. The lone blemish was a 2-2 tie in the opening game against Olds on Thursday, March 10th.
The Chaos and the Midget A Female Grizzlys will meet again later this week when they start their league's championship series.
After the gold medal game 96.5 CKFM spoke with Grizzlys Head Coach Wade Leonard.
Calgary Chaos Head Coach Derek Loomer shared his post-game reaction with CKFM.
Listen to the audio highlights from the provincial championship game as they aired on 96.5 CKFM.
Elsewhere, the Olds Grizzlys won the Pee Wee B Female provincial championship on Sunday in Edmonton.
Rayelle Schmitt made 11 saves in net as the Grizzlys girls shut out St. Albert 2-0 in the gold medal game.
Maeve Van't Klooster and Jordan Swanby scored the goals for Olds.
Meantime at the Midget B Boys provincials in Springbank, the Olds Grizzlys defeated Edmonton in their first game 5-3.
However, they would wind up finishing with a 1 and 3 record.