By Cole Parkinson
Westwind Weekly News
Before the Central Alberta Hockey League paused for the Christmas break, all three Magrath Chiefs teams hit the ice for their final games of 2021.
In their final game of 2021, the U11 Chiefs were at home to Fort Macleod.
In a high scoring game, the Chiefs would see Fort Macleod walk out of the rink with an 8-3 victory. Aliza Brown had two Chief goals while Kraden Heath had the other and Owen Stanford chipped in with a single assist. Andreas Brown turned away 30 shots in net.
The U11 Chiefs return to the ice after the Christmas break on Jan. 8 when they welcome in the Crowsnest Pass. They then hit the road the following day when they face-off against Okotoks Green.
Only one game was marked on the calendar this past weekend for the U13 Chiefs as they hit the road for their final 2021 game.
On Sunday evening, the team could be found in Foremost where they matched up against Bow Island/Foremost which saw a 9-6 win for the home team.
The Chiefs saw big performances from Riley Schneyder (one goal, five assists) and Carter Harris (one goal, three assists) in the loss. Beau Beier also had a pair of goals, Bronson Ripley had a goal and an assist, while Colton Olson had the other Magrath goal. Kohlman Blackmore got the start in net and made 39 stops.
Following the break, the U13 Chiefs see a busy schedule that starts at home on Jan. 7 when the Picture Butte Blades make their way to Magrath. The team then hits the road the following day as they take on Raymond.
The U15 Chiefs had a pair of games this past weekend to round out the 2021 portion of the CAHL schedule.
On Friday night, the Chiefs welcomed in Taber and the home team snatched a 7-2 victory. Joseph Road had two goals and an assist, Luke Rodeback had a pair of goals, Tame Knox had a goal and an assist, Joseph Wilde and Merek Neilson each had a single snipe, and Gage Nelson, Ty Godlonton, Cruz Johnson, Ross Ravoy, and Makoy Mehew each had one assist in the win. Conner Schneyder stopped 20 of 22 shots fired at the Chiefs’ net.
In the final game of the weekend, the Chiefs kept rolling as they defeated Irvine 6-5 on the road. Wilde, Kyson Johnson, Ravoy, Rodeback, Cody Harris, and Adam Chipman all scored en route to the Chiefs win while Mere Neilson had a single assist. Raine Nelson was between the pipes and made 22 saves.
Following the break, the U15 Chiefs see a home game against Redcliff on Jan. 8.