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Fort Macleod Mavericks win Midget zone title

Fort Macleod Mavericks defeated Pincher Creek Huskies to win the Zone 5 championship.

Fort Macleod Mavericks were already guaranteed a spot as host of the Midget D provincial championships.
But the Mavericks proved they were worthy by winning the Zone 5 championship.
The Mavericks beat Pincher Creek Huskies 10-6 in the two-game, total-goal zone final series.
Fort Macleod won the first game 7-2 Feb. 27 at Pincher Creek.
The Huskies fought back to win the second game 4-3 Friday at Fort Macleod but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Mavericks.
The Mavericks had a bye into the final series while the Huskies knocked off Okotoks 14-3.
Mavericks 7 Huskies 2
The Mavericks opened a commanding lead in the series with a 7-2 win in the first game.
Fort Macleod took a 2-0 lead in the first period and added another goal in the second to lead 3-0 going into the third.
The Mavericks made it 4-0 four minutes into the third before Pincher Creek got its first goal.
Fort Macleod responded with three straight goals, with Pincher Creek scoring in the dying seconds to make the final 7-2.
Ethan Many Bears had two goals and an assist for the Mavericks and Brandon Creighton had a goal and three helpers.
Calim Yellow Face had a goal and an assist for Fort Macleod and Nelz Vance, Greg Burrows and Tristan Martin also scored.
Haze Gillingham assisted on three goals and Jack Austin and Brody Zmurchyk each had an assist.
Mavericks goalie Jaylen Martineau faced 23 shots in the win.
Fort Macleod fired 38 shots at the Pincher Creek net.
Huskies 4 Mavericks 3
On Friday night at Fort Macleod the Huskies won the battle but lost the war.
Creighton opened the scoring 11 minutes into the game, assisted by Many Bears and Austin.
Fort Macleod increased its lead to 2-0 early in the second on an unassisted goal by Jesse Lyke.
Pincher Creek fought back with a pair of goals, including one on the powerplay to tie the game 2-2 after 40 minutes.
Many Bears, assisted by Burrows, restored Fort Macleod’s lead 7 1/2 minutes into the third period.
Pincher Creek once again fought back, tying the game just under a minute later and getting the winner with 1:26 to play.
Mavericks goalie Mason Brussee faced 29 shots.
Despite the loss Fort Macleod won the series 10-6

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