By Medicine Hat News on March 7, 2020.
The Jasper Homes Hounds are right on track.
The midget AA club improved to 3-0 as it hosts the South Central Alberta Hockey League South Conference playoffs, winning twice Friday at the Moose Rec Centre.
First they beat the Okotoks Oilers 5-3, led by two first-period goals from Cameron Hall. Ty Moore added his second of the morning for some insurance in the third, while Vaugh Strutt (a goal and two assists) and Connor Miller (three assists) also had big games. Nate Hoffman made 33 saves.
No statistics were available from the Hounds’ 6-4 win over Taber’s Golden Suns to end the day, but the end result is that Medicine Hat is in a good spot to wind up in Sunday’s 1:15 p.m. final.
Wheatland was the only other unbeaten team heading into their late game against Okotoks Friday night.
The South East Athletic Club’s midget 15-year-old Tigers ended their season Friday.
At the Sutter Cup in Calgary, the Tigers fell 3-2 to the Calgary Canucks, or at least that’s what they reported on their teams’ Twitter account. The league website had yet to show a final score as of press time Friday night, nor any game details.
The Tigers fell 3-1 to Calgary Blue Thursday morning, then tied higher-ranked Lethbridge 1-1 to give themselves a chance at the playoff round. They needed a win in their last round-robin game.
Brady Mahar had the lone goal against Lethbridge, while Landon Porteous made 25 saves.
Daniel Ganert had the lone goal in the earlier loss to Blue.