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Fort Macleod Mavericks win own Atom tournament

Fort Macleod Mavericks beat Magrath Chiefs 6-1 Sunday afternoon to claim the championship of their own Atom hockey tournament.
The Mavericks started the tournament in a pool with Strathmore Storm, Medicine Hat Hurricanes and Fernie Ghostriders.
Medicine Hat Devils, Magrath Chiefs, Okotoks Oilers and Indus Hurricanes made up the other pool.

Mavericks 3 Storm 2
Fort Macleod took on Strathmore Storm in their first game of the tournament Friday night, eking out a 3-2 win.
Fort Macleod scored the only goal of the first period and added two more in the second to go up 3-0.
Strathmore scored late in the second period and got another in the third to make it close, but the Mavericks held on for a 3-2 win.
Cohen Larson had a goal and an assist for Fort Macleod and Nate De Kok and Adrian Creighton also scored. Lochlan Vandervalk picked up an assist.
Mavericks goalie Chase Neilson made 18 saves in the victory.

Mavericks 7 Hurricanes 1
The Mavericks were back in action Saturday morning for a 7-1 win over Medicine Hat Hurricanes.
Fort Macleod scored the only goal of the first period and added another early in the second.
After Medicine Hat scored mid way through the second period the Mavericks notched the next five goals to close out the 7-1 win.
Hunter Crosschild led the Mavericks with two goals and two assists and Cohen Larson also scored twice.
Eli Brown, Jasper Sharratt and Lochlan Vandervalk each had one goal for the Mavericks.
Adrian Creighton picked up three assists on Fort Macleod goals and Nate De Kok had one helper.
Chase Neilson made 10 saves in goal for Fort Macleod.

Mavericks 3 Ghostriders 3
Hunter Crosschild scored with just over a minute to play Saturday night to lift the Mavericks into a 3-3 tie with Fernie Ghostriders.
The teams played through a scoreless first period before Fort Macleod opened the scoring four minutes into the middle Frame.
Fernie popped two goals in the second and added a third early in the third period to lead 3-1, but the Mavericks rallied with two late goals.
Cohen Larson had a goal and an assist for the Mavericks and Jasper Sharratt also scored. Lochlan Vandervalk piked up an assist.
Chase Neilson blocked 15 shots in goal for Fort Macleod.

Mavericks 6 Indus 1
The Mavericks shut down Indus Hurricanes 6-1 Sunday afternoon in a tournament semifinal game.
Indus opened the scoring with the only goal of the first period but the Mavericks pulled ahead with two goals in the second and added four more in the third.
Cohen Larson had two goals and an assist for the Mavericks and Hunter Crosschild, Adrian Creighton, Eli Brown and Nate De Kok also scored.
Nolan McDougall picked up two assists.
Chase Neilson made 15 saves for the win.

Mavericks 6 Chiefs 1
The win over Indus sent Fort Macleod into the championship game Sunday afternoon against Magrath Chiefs.
Fort Macleod opened the scoring early but Magrath tied it four minutes later.
The Mavericks scored two more late in the first, added another pair in the second and closed out a 6-1 win with the only goal of the third period.
Hunter Crosschild and Cohen Larson each scored twice, Lukah Day Chief had a goal and an assist and Lochlan Vandervalk had one goal for Fort Macleod.
Nate De Kok and Jasper Sharratt each had two assists and Chase Nielson, Nolan McDougall, Wyatt Bartek and Adrian Creighton each had one helper.
Neilson made 16 saves.

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