Ban­ner week for Mi­nor Hockey with two cham­pi­onships com­ing to the val­ley.

The Drumheller Mail - - FRONT PAGE - Photo sub­mit­ted Diane Thomas The Drumheller Mail

On this past week­end, March 11-12, Drumheller’s Mas­tel Trans­port Midget Rap­tors, tier 3, bat­tled to win the Cen­tral Al­berta Hockey League Cham­pi­onship.

On Fri­day, March 11, the game was held at the Me­mo­rial Arena against the Midget team from Air­drie. The Rap­tors won the game by a score of 7-3. Matthew McDougald scored a hat trick and his team­mates Shane Telford, Tyler Car­da­mone, Joseph Fabion and Dil­lan Witt each scored a goal.

On Satur­day, March 12, the Rap­tors went head to head against Air­drie for game two of the three game se­ries at the Air­drie Twin Arena.

Matthew McDougald, Cody Hodge and Tan­ner Boutin each had a goal, and the Rap­tors were up 3-0 in the third pe­riod, when Air­drie scored three back to back goals. McDougald got a break away and scored the win­ning goal 4-3.

On Mon­day, March 13, Mas­tel Trans­port Midget Rap­tors coach Doug Hodge spoke with The Mail, “The last game got pretty tense. The kids all played well, worked hard and they were a good bunch to coach. I have coached six of them, since they were only 4 or 5 years old. The play­ers were a very tal­ented squad. 9 or 10 of them grad­u­ate school this year, so it was great for them, to bring home the ban­ner.”

Mas­tel Trans­port Midget Rap­tors, tier 3, pose with their win­ning ban­ner at the Air­drie Twin Arena, af­ter win­ning the Cen­tral Al­berta Hockey

League Cham­pi­onships.

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