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Fort Macleod Mavericks third in own U18 tournament

Fort Macleod Mavericks claimed third place in their own weekend U18 hockey tournament.

The Mavericks hosted seven other U18 teams in the three-day Southern Showdown.

Brooks Bobcats beat Drumheller Raptors in the championship game on Sunday afternoon.

Other teams in the tournament were Elk Valley Wild, RMAA Renegades, Lethbridge Hurricanes, Red Deer Chiefs and Innisfail Eagles.

Wild 9 Mavericks 4

Elk Valley Wild handed the Mavericks a 9-4 loss Saturday afternoon in Fort Macleod’s first game.

The Wild took a 6-1 lead in the first period and were in front 9-1 after 40 minutes.

Rylan Carter, Cimmaron Weaselhead, Hayden Provost and Jayce Yellow Face scored for Fort Macleod.

Travis Loyst, Josey Wales Water Chief, Alex Eagle Bear and Chase Provost picked up assists.

Carter Henderson faced 16 shots in his time in goal for Fort Macleod and Patrick Devine Jr. faced 15 in relief.

Mavericks 8 Hurricanes 1

The Mavericks hit the ice Saturday night for the last game of the day, beating Lethbridge Hurricanes 8-1.

Fort Macleod held a narrow 2-1 lead after 20 minutes and increased the margin with two unanswered goals in the second period.

The Mavericks put the game away with four unanswered goals in the final period.

Jack Grier led the Fort Macleod attack with three goals and an assist and Travin Knife also had a hat trick.

Rylan Carter had a goal and three assists and Logan Yellow Face also scored.

Hayden Provost and Chase Provost each had two assists and Cimmaron Weaselhead had one.

Patrick Devine Jr. made 32 saves to earn the win in goal for Fort Macleod.

Mavericks 11 Renegades 2

Fort Macleod closed out round-robin Sunday morning with a convincing 11-2 win over RMAA Renegades.

The Mavericks left nothing to chance as they opened a 5-0 lead in the first period and were in front 9-2 after 40 minutes.

Jack Grier had three goals and three assists and Rylan Carter had two goals and four assists as both players enjoyed six-point outings.

Alex Eagle Bear, Travin Knife and Josey Wales Water Chief each had a goal and an assist and Chase Provost, Travis Loyst, and Cimmaron Weaselhead each had one goal.

Jayce Yellow Face and Logan Yellow Face each had two assists.

Carter Henderson faced 31 shots to earn the win in goal for Fort Macleod.

Brooks 9 Mavericks 3

Their 2-1 record in round-robin put the Mavericks in second place in their pool and into a semifinal game Sunday against Brooks Bobcats.

Brooks led 3-2 after one period and increased their lead to 6-3 in the second before closing out a 9-3 win with three unanswered goals in the final period.

Josey Wales Water Chief and Rylan Carter each had a goal and an assist for Fort Macleod and Travin Knife also scored.

Jack Grier picked up two assists.

Patrick Devine Jr. faced 34 shots in goal for Fort Macleod before being relieved by Carter Henderson, who faced 20 shots.

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