RED DEER - As 2018 comes to a close, the St. Albert Slash (Midget AAA), Calgary Fire White (Midget Elite), and Sherwood Park Royals (Bantam Elite) all sit at the top of the standings in their respective leagues.
Heading into 2019, the Midget AAA Female standings are:
Slash forward Madison Willan continues to lead the league in goals (18), assists (15), and points (33).
St. Albert’s goaltending tandem of Holly Borrett and Brianna Sank continued their red-hot play this season. Borrett leads the league across the board with a 0.63 GAA, eight wins and four shutouts, while Sank is right behind with a 0.78 GAA, seven wins and four shutouts.
December also saw seven AFHL Midget AAA athletes named to Team Alberta U18 Female for the 2019 Canada Winter Games: Goaltender Bella McKee (Lloydminster), blueliner Sierra LaPlante (Calgary), and forwards Hayleigh Craig (Lloydminster), Isabelle Lajoie (St. Albert), Payton Laumbach (Lloydminster), Jaden Bogden (St. Albert), and Brooklyn Schroeder (St. Albert).
After three months of play, the Midget Elite standings are:
1) Sherwood Park Fury (31 pts)
2) St. Albert Sharks (27 pts)
3) Peace Country PCFAC Storm (25 pts)
4) Lloydminster Elite Steelers (18 pts)
5) North Central Impact (13 pts)
6) Edmonton Pandas (8 pts)
1) Calgary Fire White (38 pts)
2) Airdrie Lightning (32 pts)
3) Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs (24 pts)
4) Calgary Fire Red (23 pts)
5) Rocky Mountain Raiders (8 pts)
6) Lethbridge Cyclones (5 pts)
Calgary Fire Red’s Cassidy Brown’s 0.77 GAA is good enought for tops in Midget Elite, while her teammate Cienna Kinghorn leads the league with 8 wins, as does Airdrie’s Jocelynn Pearce, who also sits atop the leaderboard with four shutouts.
The 2019 portion of the Midget Elite schedule is highlighted by the Midget Elite Showcase, which is set for February 2 & 3 in Leduc, which will feature all 12 teams.
The Bantam Elite standings heading into January are:
1) Sherwood Park Royals (35 pts)
2) North Central Impact (33 pts)
3) Lloydminster Junior Steelers (32 pts)
4) Edmonton Pandas (23 pts)
5) St. Albert Raiders (13 pts)
6) Peace Country Bonnett’s Storm (5 pts)
1) Calgary Fire White (30 pts)
2) Calgary Fire Red (29 pts)
3) Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs (21 pts)
4) Rocky Mountain Raiders (21 pts)
5) Olds Grizzlys (21 pts)
6) Lethbridge Cyclones 4 pts)
Asia Kachuk sits atop the league with a 0.93 GAA and seven wins, while her Sherwood Park teammate Teegan Fedoruk leads the league with four shutouts.