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Female Hockey - Why We Play

RED DEER - Female hockey is currently one of the fastest growing sports in our province, with close to 8,000 females already participating. Hockey Alberta and our associations are working hard to create new programs to introduce the game to new female hockey players as well as developing our current participants.

Female hockey offers the opportunity for young girls to engage in a healthy, active lifestyle while learning valuable life lessons and developing new friendships that will last after the hockey season ends. Whether your daughter is just starting out or has been playing for a number of years – there are a number of great opportunities for her to become involved in female hockey at the grassroots level.

As the number of female hockey players in Alberta grows, the need for female coaches and officials grows with it. You can join our team as a coach or official, and help inspire the next generation of players in your local association by sharing, your knowledge, skills and memories.

For more information on Minor Female Hockey, and for a list of FAQs, please click here.

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St. Albert Slash win the 2017 Esso Cup

MORDEN, MB - For the first time in the tournament’s history, the Esso Cup is coming home to Alberta.

The Alberta Female Hockey League’s St. Albert Slash are 2017 Esso Cup Champions after defeating Quebec 1-0 in an overtime thriller Saturday night.

The Slash were dominant at the tournament, going a perfect 7-0 en route to a national championship.

St. Albert represented the Pacific Region at the Esso Cup, defeating the Greater Vancouver Comets in the Pacific Regional Championships, after winning the Hockey Alberta Midget Female AAA Provincial Championships.

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St. Albert Slash in the hunt for National title

MORDEN, MB -  Alberta is well-represented on the National stage this week, as the St. Albert Slash compete in the Esso Cup in Morden, MB.

The St. Albert Slash (Midget Female AAA) of the Alberta Female Hockey League are representing the Pacific region at the tournament, and are already off to a hot start. The Slash opened the Esso Cup Sunday afternoon with a 6-0 win over Mid-Isle Wildcats, who are representing the Atlantic.

The Slash are in action again Monday night at 6:00 p.m. MST against the host Pembina Valley Hawks, and will play Quebec, the West, and Ontario on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to complete round-robin play.

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AFHL Spring ID Camp Information

RED DEER - Registration information is now available for Midget AAA and Midget EliteSpring Identification camps.

Athletes can attend multiple Midget AAA Spring Camps. Athletes attending Elite Camps  must reside within the draw zone to attend an Elite ID Camp

Please click on the appropriate link below for more information:

Midget AAA

Calgary Fire, April 28-30 | Info >

Rocky Mountain Raiders (Okotoks), May 12-14 | Info >

Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs, May 20-21 | Info >

Edmonton Pandas, May 19-21 | Info >

Lloydminster Steelers, May 13-14 | Info >

St. Albert Slash, May 21-22 | Info >

Midget Elite and Bantam Elite

North Central Impact, May 26-28 (Midget Elite and Bantam Elite) | Info >

*All participants skating in a camp outside of the players Resident MHA or the MHA last registered with, must complete the Permission to Skate Form*

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Lloydminster Goaltender Bella McKee, one of the 2016-17 AFHL award winners. (Photo credit: Two Point Photography)

AFHL hands out inaugural league awards

RED DEER – The Alberta Female Hockey League is proud to announce the 2016-17 league award and scholarship winners.

Four awards are handed out in each league: Most Valuable Player, Top Goaltender, Top Rookie, and Coach of the Year.  One award is also given for the AFHL Administrator of the Year.

Bantam Elite

Most Valuable Player: Allison Reich, Sherwood Park
Top Goaltender: Jocelynn Peace, Olds
Top Rookie: Sarah Wozniewicz, Olds
Coach of the Year: Cassidy Delainey, Olds

Midget Elite

Most Valuable Player: Danica Polson, Red Deer
Top Goaltender: Paige Jassman, Grande Prairie
Top Rookie: Avery Lajeunesse, Red Deer
Coach of the Year: Brad Koopmans, Red Deer

Midget AAA

Most Valuable Player: Tyra Meropoulis, St. Albert
Top Goaltender: Bella McKee, Lloydminster
Top Rookie: Madison Willan, St. Albert
Coach of the Year: Dan Auchenberg, St. Albert

Administrator of the Year

AFHL Administrator of the Year: Dean Trotter, Okotoks

AFHL Scholarship Winners

The Alberta Female Hockey League annually presents four scholarships; two to graduating players from the AFHL as well as two to young women currently attending post secondary and who are giving back to the game through coaching or officiating. All of these scholarships will be awarded to help off-set the costs of pursuing a post secondary degree at the institution of their choice.

The AFHL received an overwhelming response to the scholarship fund and recipients were chosen from an extremely deep pool of applicants. Finalists were chosen based on their strong academics, positive contribution to their team as well as their involvement with their community.

Offical: Hayleigh Dansereau, North Central Midget Elite
Coach: Krista Wilson, Olds College/Olds Bantam Elite
Midget Elite: Alyssa Wilkie, Airdrie
Midget AAA: Carley Wlad, Red Deer

Congratulations to all AFHL Award winners and scholarship recipients!

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St. Albert Slash headed to the Esso Cup

RED DEER - The 2017 Provincial Champion St. Albert Slash have punched their ticket to the 2017 Esso Cup.

The Midget AAA St. Albert Slash defeated the Greater Vancouver Comets in the Pacific Regional Championships this past weekend, earning the right to represent the Pacific Region at the annual national championship.

The Slash swept the Comets in the best-of-three series by scores of 2-0 and 3-2.

The 2017 Esso Cup runs April 23-29 in Morden, Manitoba. For more information on the Esso Cup, click here.

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St. Albert set to host Midget AAA Pacifics

ST. ALBERT - The Alberta Female Hockey League Midget AAA Provincial Champions, the St. Albert Slash, welcome the Greater Vancouver Comets to town for the Pacific Regional Championships this weekend.

All games will be played at the Go Auto Servus Centre in St. Albert at the following times:

Game 1: Friday, March 31 at 7:00 p.m.
Game 2: Saturday, April 1 at 7:00 p.m.
Game 3: Sunday, April 2 at 1:00 p.m. (if necessary)

The winner of the series will represent the Pacific Region in the 2017 Esso Cup in Morden, Manitoba on April 23-29.

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Red Deer wins Midget Elite Provincial Championsip

RED DEER - The Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs are the inaugural Alberta Female Hockey League Midget Elite Provincial champions.

The Chiefs went undefeated through the tournament (3-0-1), and defeated the regular-season champion Peace Country Storm 4-1 in the final to claim gold.

Girls Hockey Calgary added yet another 2017 Provincial medal to its collection as the Calgary Fire Red earned bronze with a 3-2 overtime victory over host Sherwood Park.

Midget Elite Provincials Scores and Stats >

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AFHL Midget Elite wrap-up & Provincials preview

RED DEER - The Alberta Female Hockey League’s Midget Elite Division wrapped up its inaugural season at the end of March. The regular season standings finished up with Peace Country Storm (23-2-0) taking home the regular season crown as well as the North Division title, while the South Division leader, Red Deer (23-2-0) gave them a run for their money. The final Midget Elite standings are:

North Division:
1) Peace Country PCFAC Storm (69 pts)
2) Sherwood Park Fury (60 pts)
3) Edmonton Pandas (39 pts)
4) St. Albert Sharks (26 pts)
5) Lloydminster Elite Steelers (15 pts)
6) North Central Impact (14 pts)

South Division:
1) Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs (66 pts)
2) Calgary Fire Red (56 pts)
3) Calgary Fire White (54 pts)
4) Airdrie Lightning (33 pts)
5) Rocky Mountain Raiders (22 pts)
6) Lethbridge Cyclones (14 pts)

Calgary Fire White’s Danika Stang took home the Midget Elite scoring title with 22 goals and 9 assists for 31 points, while while Red Deer’s Danica Polson and Avery Lajeunesse round at the top three with 29 and 26 points, respectively.

Jayda Thompson of Red Deer finishes the year off on top of the leaderboard with a .970 save percentage. She holds a 10-1-1 record on the season with 6 shutouts. Peace Country’s Paige Jassman leads all AFHL goaltenders in games player with 24 and has an impressive record of 21-2-1. Calgary Fire Red’s Gabriella Durante led all goaltenders with 7 shutouts on the season.

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In the race to the Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships, presented by ATB Financial, Red Deer, Peace Country, and Calgary Fire Red won their respective playoff series to secure a spot in the Provincials, as well as the Edmonton Pandas, who narrowly lost their second round series against host Sherwood Park. 

The Midget Elite Provincials run March 23-26 in Sherwood Park.Tournament information and scores can be found on the Midget Elite Provincial website.

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The St. Albert Slash celebrate their Midget AAA Provincial Championship after a 2-0 win over the Rocky Mountain Raiders

St. Albert Slash, Calgary Fire White win Midget AAA and Bantam Elite Provincial Championships

RED DEER - The Midget AAA St. Albert Slash and Bantam Elite Calgary Fire White are the inaugural Alberta Female Hockey League Champions, winning their respective Provincial Championship titles this weekend.

The Slash entered the Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships, presented by ATB Financial, as the AFHL Midget AAA regular season champs, and went wire-to-wire as the league’s top team with a 2-0 win over the host Rocky Mountain Raiders in the gold medal game. The Calgary Fire defeated the Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs 3-1 in the bronze medal game earlier in the day.

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Just like St. Albert, the Calgary Fire White came into the Bantam Elite Provincials as the top team, and cemented their spot atop the league by edging the St. Albert Raiders 1-0 to claim gold. Girls Hockey Calgary earned its third medal of the day, as the Calgary Fire Red earned bronze with a 4-3 over the Sherwood Park Royals.

Bantam Elite Provincials Scores and Stats >

The stage is now set for the third and final AFHL Provincial Championship, as the Peace Country Storm, Edmonton Pandas, Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs, Calgary Fire Red, and host Sherwood Park Fury battle for the Midget Elite title. The Midget Elite Provincials run March 23-26.

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Midget AAA season wrap-up | Midget AAA and Bantam Elite Provincials kick off

RED DEER - The Alberta Female Hockey League’s Midget AAA regular season has officially come to a close, and the Provincial Championships for Bantam Elite and Midget AAA kick off on Thursday and Friday.

The Midget AAA Division wrapped up its inaugural season on March 5. The regular season standings finished up with St. Albert (27-2-1) taking home the regular season crown. The final standings are as follows:

1) St. Albert Slash (81 pts)
2) Rocky Mountain Raiders (55 pts)
3) Calgary Fire (36 pts)
4) Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs  (35 pts)
5) Lloydminster PWM Steelers (34 pts)
6) Edmonton Pandas (29 pts)

St. Albert’s first year forward Madison Willan takes home the league scoring with 25 goals and 25 assists for 50 points. Willan’s teammates Cassidy Maplethorpe and Tyra Meropoulis round out the top three point leaders with 46 and 45 respectively. Maplethorpe also finished the season leading the league in assists (29).

Two goaltenders tied for top save percentage of the seson, both with a .940; St. Albert’s Camryn Drever and Red Deer’s Chantelle Sandquist (Red Deer). Drever boasts a 1.38 goals against average and a 14-3-0 record, while Sandquist appeared in 11 games, posting a 6-3-1 record with a 1.60 goals against average.  

AFHL Action heated up as the race to the Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships kicked off last weekend. The regular season champion St. Albert received a bye into the tournament, as well as host association Rocky Mountain Raiders.

In the first round series, the third-place Calgary Fire faced off against the sixth-place  Edmonton Pandas and won the two game, total point series by a score of 6-5. The other series featured the fourth-place Red Deer Chiefs and fifth-place Lloydminster in a low-scoring battle. Red Deer skated away victorious as Kaitlin Linnel scored on a rebound to seal the victory for Red Deer on Sunday afternoon.

The inaugural AFHL Midget AAA Provincial Championship will start on Friday morning, March 17 at Scott Seaman’s arena and will feature our top four teams from the regular season; (1) St. Albert, (2) Rocky Mountain Raiders, (3) Calgary, and (4) Lloydminster. If you are unable to make it Okotoks this weekend, you can still catch the games online! The live video and audio streams, as well as updates on scores will be provided on the AAA Provincial website.

The Bantam Elite Provincial Championships kick off this weekend as well in Olds March 16-19. The five-team tournament features the Calgary Fire White, Calgary Fire Red, St. Albert Raiders, Sherwood Park Royals, and Olds Grizzlys. Tournament information and scores can be found on the Bantam Elite Provincial website.