RED DEER - The AFHL has begun a new season and we now enter full swing as the month of October comes to an end. The St. Albert Slash (Midget AAA), Calgary Fire White (Midget Elite), and Sherwood Park Royals (Bantam Elite) have gotten off to hot starts and lead their respective divisions at the end of the first month.
Through October, the Midget AAA Female standings are:
Slash goaltender Holly Borrett has been red-hot to start the season, as she leads the league in wins (5), and is tied for the lead in GAA with Edmonton’s Elise Hugens (1.00 GAA) and shutouts, which she shares with her teammate Mabel Maltais (2 each).
Congratulations to 14 AFHL players, as they will represent Alberta at the 2019 National Women’s U18 Championships in Morden & Winkler, MB: Goaltenders Holly Borrett (St. Albert), and Elise Hugens (Edmonton), blueliners Aryn Chambers (Red Deer), Sierra LaPlante (Calgary), Dayle Ross (St. Albert) and Alexandria Spence (Lloydminster), and forwards Jaden Bogden (St. Albert), Hayleigh Craig (Lloydminster), Sarah Gaiser (Calgary), Natalie Kieser (St. Albert), Jadynn Morden (Lloydminster), McKinley Nelson (Calgary), Kylie Perry (Red Deer), and Brooklyn Schroeder (St. Albert).
Through October, the Midget Elite standings are:
1) Lloydminster Elite Steelers (11 pts)
2) St. Albert Sharks (11 pts)
3) Edmonton Pandas (10 pts)
4) Peace Country PCFAC Storm (6 pts)
5) North Central Impact (6 pts)
6) Sherwood Park Fury (1 pts)
1) Calgary Fire White (15 pts)
2) Calgary Fire Red (13 pts)
3) Rocky Mountain Raiders (10 pts)
4) Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs (9 pts)
5) Southern Express (7 pts)
6) Airdrie Lightning (3 pts)
Calgary Fire Red defender Teah Workman is off to a great start as she leads the league in assists (5) and points (8). Mackenzie Stafford (Lloydminster) and Sierra Whillans (St. Albert) have both scored five goals to lead in that department.
Southern Express’ Hayley Whelen’s 0.98 GAA is the top mark in Midget Elite, while Calgary Fire White’s Madison Shenfield sets the pace with four wins, and Kamden Rochford (Lloydminster) leads the league in shutouts (2).
Through October, the Bantam Elite standings are:
1) Sherwood Park Royals (18 pts)
2) North Central Impact (12 pts)
3) Lloydminster Junior Steelers (7 pts)
4) Peace Country Bonnett’s Storm (6 pts)
5) Edmonton Pandas (4 pts)
6) St. Albert Chargers (1 pts)
1) Rocky Mountain Raiders (13 pts)
2) Calgary Fire White (12 pts)
3) Calgary Fire Red (11 pts)
4) Southern Express (6 pts)
5) Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs (3 pts)
6) Olds Grizzlys (0 pts)
North Centreal Impact forward Chloe Goofers had lead the way in the goals (6) and points (11) categories, while Makenna Schafer (Calgary Fire Red) has the top mark with 6 assists. Her teammate, Hanna Perrier is tied for the league lead in goals with six, and sits just two points behind Goofers with 9 points.
Caitlin Nichols (Red Deer) and Chloe Marshall (Calgary Fire White) have each produced a shutout in their one appearance this season, while Olivia Davidson (North Central Impact) leads the league with two shutouts in her four games played. A group of four goaltenders each share the lead with three wins a piece: Davidson, Teegan Fedoruk (Sherwood Park), her teammate Grace Mackenzie, and Hadley Stevens (Calgary Fire White).