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Fort Macleod U15 Mavericks host weekend tournament

Bow Valley Flames got three third period goals Sunday to edge Maple Creek Hawks 3-2 in the championship game of a U15 hockey tournament in Fort Macleod.

Eight teams competed in the three-day tournament at Fort Macleod and District Sports Centre.

The host Mavericks opened the tournament in Pool A with Maple Creek Hawks, McKnight Mustangs and Rockyford Roughnecks.

Pool B featured Bow Valley Flames, Hanna Colts, High Country Rockies and Strathcona Warriors.

Mustangs 7 Mavericks 0

McKnight Mustangs scored four powerplay goals Friday afternoon as they shut out Fort Macleod Mavericks 7-0.


Fort Macleod Mavericks goalie Jacob Yellow Wings turns aside a shot by Saeid Abdalla of the McKnight Mustangs.

The Mustangs opened the scoring on a powerplay mid way through the first period and added another with 31 seconds left in the frame.

The Mustangs took advantage of three manpower advantages in the second period to extend their lead to 5-0.

Two more even-strength goals in the third period closed out the 7-0 McKnight win.

The Mavericks allowed 54 shots on goalie Jacob Yellow Wings while managing just 23 on the McKnight goal.

Mavericks 6 Roughnecks 4

Avery Wolstenholme scored two goals and assisted on two others Saturday afternoon as the Mavericks edged Rockyford Roughnecks 6-4.

The teams were scoreless through the first period until Rockyford got on the board with five minutes remaining.

Just six seconds later the Mavericks tied the game on a goal by Tucker English, assisted by Avery Wolstenholme.

Fort Macleod took the lead just over a minute in the first period on a goal by Haze Sharratt with Griffin Cook assisting.

Avery Wolstenholme’s unassisted marker with 7:35 left in the second period gave Fort Macleod a 3-1 lead.

Three minutes into the third period Avery Wolstenholme scored again, unassisted.

Rockyford got that one back just over four minutes later but London Wolstenholme replied just over a minute later, assisted by Kiaayo Yellow Horn to restore Fort Macleod’s three-goal lead.

Rockyford got back-to-back goals two minutes apart to narrow Fort Macleod’s lead to 5-4 with 6:42 to play, but Hunter Cross Child sealed the deal five minutes later, assisted by Avery Wolstenholme.

Jacob Yellow Wings backstopped Fort Macleod to the win, making 28 saves.

Hawks 4 Mavericks 1

The Mavericks closed out their round-robin games Saturday night with a tight 4-1 loss to Maple Creek Hawks.

Maple Creek surged to a 3-0 lead in the first period and carried that lead into the third period.

Hunter Cross Child, assisted by Adrian Creighton, got Fort Macleod’s only goal mid way through the third period.

Maple Creek added its fourth goal with 1:07 to play to close out the 4-1 win.

Jacob Yellow Wings made 40 saves in a losing effort while the Mavericks put 24 shots on the Maple Creek goal.

Maple Creek (3-0) placed first in Pool A, followed by McKnight (2-1), Fort Macleod (1-2) and Rockyford (0-3).

Pool B was led by Bow Valley (3-0) followed by Hanna (2-1). Strathcona (1-2) and High Country (0-3).

The top two teams in each pool advanced to the playoff round.

In one semifinal, Bow Valley beat McKnight 4-1 while in the other Maple Creek stopped Hanna 8-0.

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