Bantam AA Lakers captured Zone 4 banner; start league playoffs Saturday

Sylvan Concrete Lakers have captured the Zone 4 Bantam AA Major title for the second consecutive season.

Sylvan Concrete Lakers have captured the Zone 4 Bantam AA Major title for the second consecutive season.

They defeated Leduc Roughnecks in a two-game total goal series 8-4 (1-1 tie and 7-3 win). The Lakers defeated Red Deer Ramada in the first round prior to meeting up with Leduc.

“It is a great accomplishment to win the Zone 4 banner,” said head coach Pat Garritty. “Zone 4 has always been a tough zone to win and the players deserve all the credit.”

The Bantam AA major provincial tournament will be held in Medicine Hat from March 14-17th. It will be a 10 team tournament with all seven Alberta zones represented plus the host and Calgary/Edmonton champions.

“It is an incredibly tough tournament to win, but anything can happen in a tournament. Every game is do or die. I really like our team so we will have to go there, give it our best see what happens,” said Garritty.

The Lakers finished the regular season in the South Central Alberta Hockey League with a 24-6-2 record which was good enough for first place in the North Division and second overall in the league.

They received a bye in the first round and will host their first opponent Saturday afternoon at Sylvan Lake Arena for a 5:30 p.m. start.

“The SCAHL is a great league for these players. Every team is good and we will have to be ready for whoever we face,” said Garritty.

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