South Black wins 2022 Alberta Challenge

RED DEER – The 2022 Alberta Challenge wrapped up on Sunday with South Black defeating North Yellow 3-1 to win the championship.

After starting off the tournament 0-2-0, South Black won their last two round-robin games to earn a spot in the final against undefeated North Yellow. Kara Mitenko scored both goals for South Black before Paige Zinger added an empty netter to seal the victory. Paige Smith scored the lone goal for North Yellow.

Earlier in the day, North Grey cruised to a 3-0 victory over North Blue in the fifth place game, while South White and South Green needed overtime to decide the third place winner. Keira Grant would bury the OT winner for South White.

Through two successful Hockey Alberta Spring Showcase events, the three-week stretch of tournaments will wrap up next week with the 2022 Prospects Cup.  The tournament will feature 16 games among eight teams from all around the province. Gameplay at the Prospects Cup will begin on Thursday, May 12 at 11:30am with a matchup between Calgary Red and South Black.

All games will be streamed live at

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Game #13

North Grey 3 – North Blue 0

Players of the Game: North Grey: #3 Ana Djordjevic | North Blue: #15 Aubrey Sanderson

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Game #14

South White 3 – South Green 2 (OT)

Players of the Game: South White: #12 Summer Greiner | South Green: #6 Reese Plotnikoff

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South Black 3 – North Yellow 1

Players of the Game: North Yellow: #20 Paige Smith | South Black: #18 Kara Mitenko

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Gatorade Alberta Built Performer of the Day – Kara Mitenko (South Black)

The Alberta Built player of the day is the athlete who best exemplifies the qualities of an “Alberta Built” player. Alberta Built is defined as:

1 – Good person – Know who you are.
2 – Character player – Believe in yourself.
3 – Grit player – Thrive on adversity
4 – Leadership – Treat yourself & people right
5 – Standard of performance – Focused approach on process – ALWAYS COMPETE – EVERY-DAYERS