Wheat­land AA Midget Chiefs win south fi­nal

The Drumheller Mail - - SPORTS - Pa­trick Ko­lafa The Drumheller Mail sub­mit­ted

The Wheat­land Chiefs AA Midget hockey team won back to back South Divi­sion Cham­pi­onships on their way to the league fi­nal.

The Chiefs, which in­cluded Drumheller play­ers Ryan Skytt and Zachary Sun­t­jens, as well as Hussar skaters Wacey San­dum, Ja­son Hob­son, Jared Kirk­patrick and Mack Clark, hosted the South Cen­tral Al­berta Hockey League (SCAHL) South cham­pi­onship in Strath­more on the Week­end of March 5.

This was af­ter a great year for the Chiefs, fin­ish­ing first in league play.

In the south fi­nal, they met Medicine Hat, a wor­thy foe. With 58 sec­onds left on the clock, Ryan Skytt scored the win­ner as the Chiefs went on to a 3-2 vic­tory. Clark stopped 28 shots.

They went on to play in the league cham­pi­onship in a north ver­sus south game against the Red Deer Indy. Last year the Chiefs beat Red Deer for the top spot. This year Red Deer won. In­ter­est­ingly the Red Deer team that de­feated the chiefs fea­tured for­mer Drumheller hockey player Sam Danchek.

This was Ryan Skytt’s fi­nal sea­son of Midget hockey. Father Jeff Skytt tells Ryan is hop­ing to land a spot on a ju­nior ros­ter and is ready to head to spring camps.

The Mail

The AA Midget Wheat­land Chiefs won the SCAHL South­ern divi­sion fi­nal. Ryan Skytt (in­set) of Drumheller scored the win­ner ver­sus Medicine Hat.

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