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Central Alberta Selects Midget AA

It was a tough month of December for the Central Alberta Selects Midget AA hockey team.

The Selects will head into the Christmas break in sixth place in the South Central Alberta Hockey League North Conference standings with a 7-14-1 record.

After dropping three of their first four games of the month, the Midget AA squad were able to bounce back and score a pair of victories, including a 4-2 win over the third place West Central Young Guns Tigers (11-8-1) in Ponoka last Friday night.

They followed that up with a tough 4-1 loss to the NWCAA Stamps on Saturday.

The Central Alberta Selects Midget AA team will be back in action on Jan. 5th when they visit the Max Bell Centre to play the NWCAA Bruins. Puck drop on that one is at 6:15 p.m.

Lacoka Midget Female

The Lacoka Midget hockey team has been on fire this season.

After a fantastic start to the season which has seen them post a 7-1-1 record, the Lacoka Midget Tier I team finds itself in second place in the Rocky Mountain Female Hockey League, just one point behind Stettler for first place.

Contributing to Lacoka’s success this year has been their stellar rate of scoring. Through nine games their offense has combined to tally a whopping 62 goals, according to the RMFHL web site.

To put that in perspective, the Stettler team, who are the next-highest scoring team in the league, have 44.

On the other side of the puck, the Lacoka defense and goal tending has been solid as well, allowing just 12 pucks into their net.

Last weekend, the girls continued their dominance with a 4-0 win over the West Central Wheat Kings on Sunday.

They’ll return to the ice on Jan. 14th at the Gary Moe Auto Group Sportsplex to host Stettler for an 8:15 p.m. start.

Lacoka Peewee Female

The Lacoka Peewee team will play host to the Peewee Female B Hockey Alberta ATB Provincial Championship this year.

According to a press release sent out by Hockey Alberta last week, the tournament will be held as a joint effort between Lacombe and Ponoka from March 23rd to 26th.

Heading into the Christmas break, the team leads the RMFHL Peewee Tier I North standings with a 6-3-2 record, enough for a one-point lead over the Stettler Lightning (6-0-1) in a tight division.

They are back in action on Jan. 14th when they take on Stettler at the Gary Moe Auto Group Sportsplex beginning at 9 a.m.

Central Alberta Selects Bantam AA

For the Central Alberta Selects Bantam team, it has been a very productive three months.

While they have had some ups and downs this year, the Selects head into the break holding down second place in the SCHAL North Divison with a 13-8-1 record, three points behind West Central.

Although they were only able to win one of their two games this past weekend, the team will be able to go into the break on a high note after snapping a brief two-game losing skid on Saturday with 5-3 win over the Bow Valley Timberwolves on Sunday.

They’ll be back in action on Jan. 8th when they make the journey out to Cranbrook to take on the Cranbrook CPC Hornets. Puck drop on that one is 9:45 a.m.

zcormier@lacombeexpress.com

 

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