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Midget Mavericks named Macleod’s Team of the Year

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The Midget Mavericks were named Fort Macleod Minor Hockey’s Team of the Year.

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Seven Midget hockey players who have finished their Minor Hockey eligibility were presented their Fort Macleod jerseys. From left: Ryan Cook, Brady Matson, Sheh Gallamore, Chanse Ballas, Nick Maskowitz, Marvin North Peigan and Kirby Warrior.

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Bantam Mavericks on hand to accept the award as the Referees’ Team of the Year were, back row, from left: coach Trevor Curran, Billy Potts, manager Kathie Nathe and assistant coach Kevin Provost. Front row, from left: Trent Morning Bull, Stanley Morning Bull, Davin Vanee, Payton Tailfeathers and Brayden Provost.

The Midget Mavericks added another honour to their season’s impressive haul Wednesday when they were named Fort Macleod Minor Hockey’s Team of the Year.
The Mavericks placed first in Central Alberta Tier 4 Midget Hockey League standings, won the playoff title and claimed championships of the two tournaments they entered.
“This was quite an amazing year we had,” Mavericks head coach Tyce Gallamore said. “It took us a little while to come together as a team . . . as soon as that happened we were pretty much unstoppable for the rest of the year.”
Minor Hockey honoured all its teams Wednesday during the awards presentation at the Empress Theatre.
Fort Macleod Minor Hockey president Jason Austin recalled in October the team did not have enough players, and no one was in place to coach.
“We recruited, we strong-armed a few players, they strong-armed a few coached, they guilted a few family members into coaching,” Austin said. “It was pretty slim pickings.”
The Mavericks had an overall record of 29 wins, three losses and seven ties.
Gallamore praised his team for coming together and playing as a team.
“I’d like to thank the boys for making it quite the fun year to coach,” said Gallamore, a product of Fort Macleod Minor Hockey who now plays for the senior Mustangs. “It’s been the funnest year I’ve had in hockey probably for a long time.”
Tyce Gallamore praised the players’ parents for their support throughout the year.
“It’s these guys who get to play, but without their parents behind them they wouldn’t get the chance,” Gallamore said.
“We’re immensely, immensely proud of you guys,” Austin said.
The Midget Mavericks are Sheh Gallamore, Ryan Cook, Brady Matson, Riley Vanee, Wilfred North Peigan, Chanse Ballas, Tyrus White Cow, Eric Maskowitz, Marvin North Peigan, Nick Maskowitz, Colten Holtz, Kirby Warrior, Jordan North Peigan, Matthew Warren, Wesley Hostetler, Connor Grier, Donovan Flobert and Jonathan Silva.
Tyce Gallamore is head coach, Dale Holtz, Kyle Grier and Tarren Gallamore are assistant coaches and Jacqui Cook is manager.
Referee of the Year
When he wasn’t tending goal for the Bantam Mavericks, Cole Nathe donned the stripes and worked as a referee.
Nathe did such a good job as an official, Minor Hockey named him the Referee of the Year.
The award recognizes knowledge, respect and commitment to Minor Hockey.
Referee’s Team of the Year
The Bantam Mavericks were named the Referees’ Team of the Year.
“This award is for a team that demonstrated a significant amount of respect not only toward the officials but to the game,” Jason Austin said. “Their respect shows they played the game in a proper manner. They danced right along the edge without going over.”
The Bantam Mavericks are Hunter Curran, Eligh Big Bull, Justin Delver, Billy Potts, Davin Vanee, Andrew Shade, Brayden Provost, Stanley Morning Bull, Payton Tailfeathers, Cauy Yellowface, Trent Morning Bull, Royd Bastien, Michael Big Bull, Ashton Many Grey Horses, Jayce Small Legs, Cole Nathe and Sly No Chief.
Head coach is Trevor Curran, assistant coaches are Kevin Provost and Wesley Big Bull and manager is Kathie Nathe.
Team Awards
The Bantam Mavericks named Cole Nathe their most dedicated player and Andrew Shade their most improved player.
Hayden Archibald was named most improved player on the Novice Mavericks and Brody Jordan was most dedicated.
The Atom Mavericks named Jesse Lyke most dedicated player and Amy Craig the most improved.
The Pee Wee Mavericks named Kinley Helland the most dedicated player and Elias Smith the most improved.
The Midget Mavericks named Donovan Flobert most dedicated player, Matthew Warren most improved, Riley Vanee most sportsmanlike and Sheh Gallamore, who had 109 goals and 40 assists in 38 games, most valuable

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