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Warner Sabres sharp in tournament final

Joel Hoglund of the Fort Macleod Mavericks fires the puck home Saturday against Calgary


Chanse Ballas of the Fort Macleod Mavericks battles for a loose puck in front of the Calgary goal.


Colton Morning Bull of the Fort Macleod Mavericks tries to stuff the puck past Calgary goalie Will Kanuka


Joel Hoglund and his Fort Macleod Mavericks teammates celebrate a goal

Warner Sabres beat Kainai Chiefs 6-2 Sunday afternoon to win the championship of the Fort Macleod Midget hockey tournament.
Mike Thompson and Jase Doenze each had two goals for Warner and Chase Poncelet and Tristan Petersen also scored.
Dustin Fox and Bale Benjamin replied for Kainai.
Warner had reached the finals by knocking off Calgary 10-1 in one semifinal, while Kainai handled Fort Macleod 4-1 in the other semifinal.
Mavericks 7 Picture Butte 4
Fort Macleod Mavericks opened the tournament Friday night with a 7-4 win over Picture Butte.
The Mavericks gained a 3-1 lead in the first period to take control and widened the margin to 5-2 after 40 minutes.
Chanse Ballas had two goals and two assists for the Mavericks and Sheh Gallamore had two goals and an assist.
Kirby Warrior, Marvin North Peigan and Colton Morning Bull had the other Fort Macleod goals.
Joel Hoglund had two assists and Ryan Cook, Brad Finnson, Carlos Crowshoe, Jon Call David and Trey Provost each had one.
Mavericks 7 Calgary 1
In their next game on Saturday the Mavericks exploded for five second-period goals on their way to a 7-1 win over Calgary.
Sheh Gallamore notched a hat trick and set up another goal and Chanse Ballas had a goal and four assists.
Jon Call David had a goal and three assists and Joel Hoglund and Carlos Crowshoe each had a goal and an assist. Ryan Cook had one assist.
Fort Macleod placed first in Pool A in the six-team tournament, followed by Calgary and Picture Butte.
Warner finished in top spot in Pool B, followed by Kainai and Lethbridge.
Kainai 4 Mavericks 2
The Mavericks title hopes were scuttled Sunday morning when they fell 4-1 to Kainai in the semifinals.
Kainai opened the scoring with the only goal of the first period, coming off the stick of Charles Soup, assisted by Alex Shade.
Four minutes into the second period Kainai pulled ahead 2-0 on a goal by Tucker Rabbit, assisted by Bailee Benjamin.
The Mavericks replied just 24 seconds later when Joel Hoglund set up Jon Call David for a goal.
Forty-three seconds later Kainai restored its two-goal lead on a marker by Bailee Benjamin.
Benjamin scored his second of the game with seven minutes left in the second period. Tucker Rabbit assisted on both goals.
In other tournament action it was Lethbridge 3, Kainai 2; Calgary 4, Picture Butte 3; Warner 5, Lethbridge 1; and Kainai 5, Warner 3.
In a game featuring the third-place teams from each pool, Lethbridge beat Picture Butte 7-1.

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