RED DEER – South Green are the 2023 Alberta Challenge Champions.
The championship final saw a true battle of Alberta, with North Yellow taking on South Green. South Green broke the silence with the games only goal halfway into the second period when Kat Nakama fired it from the slot. North Yellow looked to capitalize and pulled their goalie in the last two minutes after South Green took a penalty but were unable to finish.
The bronze medal match up saw South Black and South White facing off for the second time this weekend. South White came out on top, taking the game 11-1.
North Blue finished fifth overall after defeating North Grey 2-1. Blue gained the lead nine minutes into the game and notched their second nearing the end of the second period. North Grey gained momentum back halfway through the third with their goal but couldn’t capitalize again despite out shooting North Blue 32-20.
The 2023 Spring Showcase continues with the Prospects Cup May 11-14.
Gatorade Alberta Built Performer of the Day –
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:
- Good person – Know who you are.
- Character player – Believe in yourself.
- Grit player – Thrive on adversity
- Leadership – Treat yourself & people right
- Standard of performance – Focused approach on process – ALWAYS COMPETE – EVERY-DAYERS