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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Huskies place second at 2016 Midget D Provincials

2015/16 Crowsnest Pass/Pincher Creek Midget Huskies

Christian Davis

The Pincher Creek/CNP Midget Huskies traveled to Provost last week/weekend for the four-day Hockey Alberta Midget D Provincials.

Game 1 was against host team the Provost Blades on Thursday March 10. The Huskies won that one 9-1. On Friday March 11 they defeated the Elk Point Avalanche 15-5. On Saturday March 12 the Huskies defeated the Valleyview Ice Bears 6-3.

On Sunday March 13 the Huskies defeated the Lamont Hawks 5-0 in the simifinal.  Valleyview's Ice Bears defeated Jasper's Bearcat's 4-3 in their semifinal.  The Ice Bears went on to win the 2016 Alberta Hockey Midget D Provincials Gold after defeating the Huskies 5-2 in the final game.  A scoreless third period in that one.  The Huskies earned Silver for their efforts.


From unofficial and possibly incomplete records at this time (stay tuned for an update):

Huskies #15 Levi Anderson was the tournament Leader with a total of 19 points. Anderson was also top scorer with 11 goals.  Anderson and Ice Bears #3 topped the assists chart with 8 apiece. Huskies #23 Craig Marshall was third highest scorer in the tournament with 8 goal.  Huskies goalie #33 Jeremy Kretz earned third place in the goalie stats with a 2.80 average.

Huskies Eligh Big Bull, Colin Lincez, and Sam Gerrand also get a nod for earning 8 points each, putting them near the top of the rankings.  In total Huskies players occupied 5 of the top 12 spots in the players' Points category and 1 in the top 3 for goaltending.

2015/16 was an epic season for the Huskies.

The Pincher Creek/CNP Midget Huskies roster includes the best talents of our region into one special team.  Some players began as adversaries to each other as far back as initiation, and in the long road between then and now they have evolved into one determined unit.  This season they left the Spud League for the more competitive Central Alberta Hockey League (CAHL).  After the placement round was concluded the Huskies were bumped up from tier 3 to tier 1.  They spent their season travelling to some great lengths to take on consistently worthy adversaries, and it definitely kept them on their toes.  It helped to have a team with this much star quality.  In the entire 2015/16 CAHL season the Huskies won 15 games, lost 10, and tied 3.  129 goals for and 102 against.  At home in the Crowsnest or Pincher rinks they won 9 games, lost 2, and tied 2.  The Huskies got knocked out of the CAHL finals in the second round, after winning 2 games and losing 2, but had already been confirmed for Provincials before that point in the season.

Retiring Midget Huskies: Colin Lincez, Levi Anderson, Eligh Big Bull, Austin Kristjanson, Keiran Douglas, Norman Gerrand, Norman Gerrand, Jeremy Kretz

Here's a look at the team's CAHL 2015/16 players' stats for the regular season, from the CAHL website:




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