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Mavericks stampede to tournament title

Sam Gerrand of the Fort Macleod Mavericks is stopped by the Airdrie goalie

Eric Maskowitz and Austin Kristjanson of the Fort Macleod Mavericks put the squeeze on an Airdrie player

Sam Gerrand of the Fort Macleod Mavericks is stopped by the Airdrie goalie

Fort Macleod Mavericks built an early lead Sunday afternoon and survived a wild eight-goal third period shootout to win their own Bantam hockey tournament.
The Mavericks, who are made up of players from Fort Macleod and Pincher Creek, downed Calgary 9-5 in the tournament final.
The teams were tied 1-1 after the first period and the Mavericks pulled ahead 4-2 in the second frame.
The third period was a shootout that saw the Mavericks outscore Calgary 5-3 to clinch the win.
Mavericks game MVP Hunter Curran scored twice and set up another goal, Freddie Bruder scored twice and Brady Welsh had a goal and three helpers for the Mavericks.
Eligh Big Bull had a goal and an assist, Justin Delver, Wilfred North Peigan, Eric Maskowitz had singles and Sam Gerrand picked up an assist for the Mavericks.
The Mavericks are Eligh Big Bull, Michael Big Bull, Gabe Boutland, Freddie Bruder, Sunny Dawn Bruised Head, Liam Connelly, Hunter Curran, Justin Delver, Sam Gerrand, Brooklyn Housenga, Austin Kristjanson, Colin Lincez, Eric Maskowitz, Cole Nathe, Jordan North Peigan, Wilfred North Peigan, Andrew Shade and Brady Welsh. Head coach is Trevor Curran, assistant coach is Pascal Lapine and manager is Kathie Nathe.
Tournament most valuable players were Tristan Black Water of the Kainai Chiefs, Cole Nathe of the Fort Macleod Mavericks and Quinn Aubin of the Lethbridge Jets.
Calgary 4 Mavericks 2
Three goals in less than two minutes early in the second period Saturday sparked Calgary to a 4-2 win over the Mavericks.
The teams were tied 1-1 after the first period before Calgary exploded for three in a hurry.
The Mavericks got one back late in the second but could not get any closer.
Wilfred North Peigan and Mavericks game MVP Brady Welsh scored for Fort Macleod, with Eric Maskowitz, Sam Gerrand and Freddie Bruder picking up assists.
Mavericks 5 Airdrie 2
Brady Welsh scored two unassisted goals Saturday afternoon to lead the Mavericks to a 5-2 win over Airdrie in their second game of the tournament.
The Mavericks took a 3-1 lead in the first period and moved in front 5-2 in the second.
Mavericks game MVP Wilfred North Peigan, Andrew Shade and Freddie Bruder also scored for the Mavericks, with Hunter Curran, Justin Delver and Colin Lincez picking up assists.
Mavericks 10 Kainai 3
Goalie Cole Nathe earned Mavericks MVP honours Saturday night as he backstopped his team to a 10-3 win over Kainai.
Hunter Curran notched a hat trick and Freddie Bruder scored twice and set up two others for the Mavericks.
Sam Gerrand had a goal and three assists for the Mavericks and Eric Maskowitz, Wilfred North Peigan, Eligh Big Bull and Andrew Shade also scored. Sunny Dawn Bruised Head had two assists.
Mavericks 6 Lethbridge 3
Cole Nathe once again grabbed game MVP honours Sunday morning as the Mavericks doubled Lethbridge 6-3.
The win gave the Mavericks a 3-1 record in round-robin and a berth in the final Sunday afternoon.
The Mavericks pulled ahead 2-1 in the first period and increased the lead to 5-2 after 40 minutes. The teams traded goals in the final period as the Mavericks clinched the win.
Hunter Curran scored twice and Sam Gerrand, Eligh Big Bull, Justin Delver and Wilfred North Peigan added singles.
Gabe Boutland picked up two assists and Freddie Bruder, Liam Connelly and Colin Lincez each had one.
In other tournament action it was Kainai 4, Lethbridge 4; Lethbridge 6, Airdrie 0; Calgary 6, Kainai 2; Lethbridge 6, Calgary 5; Kainai 6, Airdrie 5; and Calgary 6, Airdrie 0.

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