AHA Titans, Snipers, Girls of the North crowned champions


The AHA Titans out of Saskatoon won the girls U10 championship this weekend at the AAA Summer Challenge in Brandon, MB.  The Titans finished the weekend with 4 wins and 1 tie and defeated the Southwest Blades 4-2 in the Championship Game before a very loud and packed crowd inside the Enns Brothers Arena.  Jacey Farr, Jada Johns, Brooklyn Nemingeers, and Ashton Bender each tallied once in the win while Julia Duke chipped in with two assists.  Kailyn Lang and Brooklynn Franklin each replied with singles for the Blades who had earlier in the day defeated the Huskie Prospects 6-4 to advance the to the Championship Final.  Blades goaltender Grace Glover had a very strong game between the pipes as she stopped 40 0f 44 Titan shots.

AAA Hockey Challenge Brandon MB

The Girls U12 division was claimed by the Snipers as they toppled the U12 Jr Bisons 9-2 in this afternoons final.  Brianna Westerman led the charge offensively as she potted three goals.  Oliva Leggatt and Jeann Olfert chipped in with two goals apiece in the victory.  Others to find the back of the net include Gracie Christiansen and Bailey Farr who each had a single goal.  The Sask. Snipers used a balanced scoring attack all weekend to propel themselves into championship Sunday.  Replying for the U12 Jr. Bisons was Charly Lindberg and Maia Ehmann who each managed to get one by the Snipers goalie Ryleigh Carson.  The Bison’s earlier in the day advanced to the Championship final with a thrilling 2-1 shootout victory over the MB Hurricanes.  Dana Goertzen was the lone goal scorer in the shootout helping her team advance. 

AAA Hockey Challenge Brandon MB

The tournament’s final championship game saw the Girls of the North, who battled the flu and illness all weekend, capture the girls U14 division as they bested the North West Calvary 4-1 in the afternoon tilt.  The Girls of the North, out of Winnipeg, used a stifling defense and the scoring exploits of Danica Namaka and Sydney Cancilla all weekend in cruising to the Championship.  Danica finished the tournament with 11 goals in five games and credits her father Marvin for her offensive creativity.    Sydney was the offensive star in the championship game as she was in on all four of her team’s goals registering 1 goal and three assists.  Aimee Patrick, had a strong final herself as she finished the afternoon  with a goal and as assist.  Other markers came off the sticks of Chloe Oleksiuk and Danica Namaka.  Alisha O’Hara was the lone goal scorer for the Calvary who were outshot 30-24 in the matchup.

AAA Summer Hockey Challenge Brandon MB