Sylvan Lake Bantam AA Lakers celebrate their 2015 South Central Alberta Hockey League triumph.

Bantam AA Lakers cap incredible season with league championship win

The Sylvan Lake Bantam AA Lakers have captured the 2015 South Central Alberta Hockey League Bantam AA Championship.

The Sylvan Lake Bantam AA Lakers have captured the 2015 South Central Alberta Hockey League Bantam AA Championship.

They beat the Lethbridge Hurricanes by three games to one in the final series.

The Hurricanes won the first game 6-3 in Lethbbridge, but the Lakers came back and won three straight (3-2, 2-1 (3OT), 5-1) to clinch the series. Game 3 was pivotal as the Lakers came out on top 2-1 in triple overtime. Adam Sylvester tallied the game winner at 18:14 of triple overtime.

“To win a championship like this rare,” said head coach Pat Garritty.  “Every player on this team contributed to this which makes it even more special. We preached team first from day one and that is exactly what we got in the end. I could not be more proud of these young men.”

Along the way, the Lakers had to defeat four teams: Olds (two games to one), Airdrie (two games to none), Bow Valley (two games to one) and Letbridge (three games to one) and outscored their opponents 50-25 along the way.

The Lakers had an incredible season with a record of 41-11-4.  They finished first in the North Division during the regular season, were Zone 4 Champions and won the League Championship.

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