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Atom Mavericks off to provincials

The zone champion Fort Macleod Atom Mavericks are heading to provincials at Bowden. Back row: Coach Kyle Nielson, and assistant coach Kevin De Kok. Middle row, from left: Nolan McDougall, Hunter Crosschild, Jacob Penner, Adrian Creighton and Jasper Sharratt. Front row, from left: Lukah Day Chief, Wyatt Bartek, Chase Nielson, Lochlan Vandervalk, Nate De Kok and Eli Brown. Missing from the photo are Cohen Larson, assistant coaches TJ Larson and Brian Vandervalk and manager Caitlyn Leader.

Fort Macleod Mavericks are going to the Atom C hockey provincial championship tournament at Bowden.
The Mavericks punched their ticket to the big dance with a weekend sweep of the Foothills Flyers.
The Mavericks beat the Flyers 12-3 Saturday on the road and clinched the series with a 11-3 decision Sunday at home.
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The Mavericks jumped out to a 5-1 lead in the first period Saturday and never looked back on their way to a decisive 12-3 win.
Adrian Creighton had a huge day for the Mavericks, scoring six goals and assisting on another.
Jasper Sharratt was all over the scoresheet as he scored two Mavericks goals and assisted on five others.
Hunter Crosschild fired a hat trick and assisted on one Mavericks goal.
Nate De Kok had the other Fort Macleod goal, Lukah Day Chief had four assists and Wyatt Bartek and Lochlan Vandervalk each had one helper.
Chase Nielson faced 31 shots in the Fort Macleod goal as he picked up the win.
Mavericks 11 Flyers 3
The scene shifted to Fort Macleod on Sunday morning for Game 2 of the two-game, total-goal series.
It was a replay of Saturday as the Mavericks scored early and often on their way to an 11-3 win.
The Mavericks led 3-1 after the first period and were up 6-1 after 40 minutes before putting the game away with five third-period goals.
Adrian Creighton scored another six-pack of goals for Fort Macleod, including four in a row over the first and second periods.
Jacob Penner scored two goals for Fort Macleod, Lochlan Vandervalk and Wyatt Bartek each had a goal and two assists and Hunter Crosschild had a goal.
Lukah Day Chief had four assists, Jasper Sharratt and Nolan McDougall each had two and Nate De Kok had one helper.
Chase Neilson was in goal for the victory.

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