OLDS - South Black went wire-to-wire as the tournament’s top team to win the 2017 Alberta Challenge.
South Black went undefeated (4-0-1) through the tournament, and clinched the Alberta Challenge with a 1-0 win over South White.
This is a special win for South Black’s DOP Val Alexander, who’s daughter Cylenna won the last Alberta Challenge as DOP with the North Predators in 2015. Alexander was also in competition with daughter Channia this weekend, who served as DOP for the North Grey team.
South Green claimed bronze earlier in the day. A couple of second period goals saw them defeat the third place ranked South Yellow by a score of 2-1.
Earlier in the day North Blue defeated North Grey by a score of 3-1 to claim fifth place in the tournment.
2017 is the first year the Alberta Challenge has been held in Olds. The next Alberta Challenge will take place in 2019.
North Blue 3 - North Grey 1
South Green 2 - North Yellow 1
South Black 1 - South White 0
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