RED DEER - As January comes to a close, the St. Albert Slash (Midget AAA), Calgary Fire White (Midget Elite), and North Central Impact (Bantam Elite) all sit at the top of the standings in their respective leagues.
Heading into February, the Midget AAA Female standings are:
Slash forward Madison Willan continues to lead the league in goals (22), assists (18), and points (40).
St. Albert’s goaltending tandem of Holly Borrett and Brianna Sank continued their red-hot play this season. Borrett paces the league with a 0.80 GAA, and ten wins, while adding four shutouts. Sank is right behind with a 1.08 GAA, nine wins and leads the league with five shutouts.
February is also an exciting month for seven AFHL players, as they’ll compete in the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer with Team Alberta U18 Female: 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 four months of play, the Midget Elite standings are:
1) St. Albert Sharks (41 pts)
2) Sherwood Park Fury (36 pts)
3) Peace Country PCFAC Storm (28 pts)
4) North Central Impact (22 pts)
5) Lloydminster Elite Steelers (21 pts)
6) Edmonton Pandas (19 pts)
1) Calgary Fire White (50 pts)
2) Calgary Fire Red (41 pts)
3) Airdrie Lightning (37 pts)
4) Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs (35 pts)
5) Rocky Mountain Raiders (12 pts)
6) Lethbridge Cyclones (6 pts)
Madison Porter leads all Midget Elite skaters in goals (20) and sits third in points (24), while her teammate Reagan Korber, along with Calgary Fire White forward Sarah Gaiser are tied for the lead with 13 assists. Calgary Fire White forward Brooke McCool has taken over the lead in total points with 26.
Calgary Fire Red’s Cassidy Brown’s 0.98 GAA stays as the top mark in Midget Elite, while Calgary Fire White’s Cienna Kinghorn leads the league with 10 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 February are:
1) North Central Impact (49 pts)
2) Edmonton Pandas (42 pts)
3) Sherwood Park Royals (39 pts)
4) Lloydminster Junior Steelers (38 pts)
5) St. Albert Raiders (16 pts)
6) Peace Country Bonnett’s Storm (8 pts)
1) Calgary Fire Red (45 pts)
2) Calgary Fire White (43 pts)
3) Rocky Mountain Raiders (34 pts)
4) Olds Grizzlys (29 pts)
5) Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs (28 pts)
6) Lethbridge Cyclones (4 pts)
Jorja Fisher sits atop the league with a 1.20 GAA, while North Central’s Rory Gidosh and Calgary Fire White’s Kaylee McKay take top spot with nine wins. Edmonton’s Katherine Holan has taken over the league lead with five shutouts.