The Sylvan Lake Atom AA Lakers brought home two banners this weekend – the Zone 4 Champions banner and Provincial Championship banner.
The Lakers went undefeated in their provincial play-downs and all through the championship tournament.
The Lakers beat teams from Leduc, Red Deer and Beaumont in play downs to become Zone 4 Champions.
They then beat teams from Olds, Cold Lake, Edmonton and Sturgeon to advance to the semi-finals. They beat Glenlake to advance to the final. They beat the Chestermere Lakers in the final.
The Lakers scored 60 goals in their six games in the tournament. The Lakers pass so well that eight players had at least 10 points during the first four games of the weekend. Thirteen players had at least one point in the final game.
Head Coach Jim Lawrence said, “The win at the Provincial Championships culminated a huge effort by all players throughout the season. They worked hard in practice and in all their games. The coaching staff and management are very proud of every single player.”
Assistant Coach Jeff McInnis added, “The commitment and sacrifice from these players toward a common goal was amazing. The group was so good together!”