By Cole Parkinson
Westwind Weekly News
Central Alberta Hockey League tiering is still underway which meant the Magrath Chiefs teams were back on the ice throughout the weekend.
On Friday night, the U11 Chiefs were at home and collected a 10-0 win over Pincher Creek.
Breckynn Bates had a hat trick and an assist, while Aliza Brown and Hadley Wilde had a pair of goals and a pair of assists each. Scoring was rounded out by Railey Vandenhoek, Kraden Heath, and Cannon Strate. Chase Ririe had three assists, Vandenhoek, and Bates had an assist.
The next day, Magrath hit the road to Nanton where they once against put plenty of goals on the board en route to an 8-2 win. Strate and Heath scored two goals apiece, while Brown, Wilde, Bates, and Owen Stanford posted a goal each. Brown also collected an assist.
Magrath heads to Taber for a 10:30 a.m. game on Saturday.
The U13 Chiefs also had a pair of games this weekend and they were on the road to Taber for their first. While the game was back and forth, the Chiefs were unable to overtake the Oil Kings as they fell 7-5. Riley Schneyder had four goals and an assist while Carter Harris scored the other goal and also had two assists. Colton Olson, Dayson Loose, and Beau Beier had an assist. Kohlman Blackmore faced 31 shots in net.
The Chiefs were able to bounce back in their second game of the weekend as they skated to a 13-1 win at home against Coaldale. Chief goals came off the sticks of Schneyder (nine), Harris (two), Bronson Ripley, and Beier. Harris had five assists, Beier had three assists, Schneyder had two, while Erik Quapp and Jason Heath had singles. Blackmore stopped 21 of 22 shots in the game.
The next game comes on Saturday at home at 1:45 p.m. with an opponent yet to be announced.
In another pair of games for the U15 Chiefs, the team was in tough as they faced off against Taber on Saturday and Okotoks the following day.
Welcoming in Taber, the Chiefs were in a close battle, but couldn’t take the win as Taber won 2-1. Merek Neilson had the lone Chief marker. Conner Schneyder made 30 saves on 30 shots, while Raine Nelson made five of six.
The team hit the road on Sunday, and Okotoks were more than ready for the challenge as they skated to an 8-2 win. Ty Godlonton and Kyson Johnson each had a snipe, while Logan Jensen, Knox Tame, and Joseph Wilde collected assists. Nelson faced 38 shots in the start.
Magrath welcomes in Pincher Creek on Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. and then head to Redcliff on Sunday for an afternoon matinee.