Con­grat­u­la­tions to the Yavis Atom Raptors who won the C Divi­sion Pro­vin­cial Cham­pi­onship in Spirit River.

The Drumheller Mail - - FRONT PAGE - Pa­trick Ko­lafa

Af­ter an un­de­feated week in Spirit River, the Yavis Atom Raptors boarded a bus home as pro­vin­cial cham­pi­ons.

Last week­end the Raptors cap­tured their league ban­ner, and then headed north for the ATB Al­berta Atom C Pro­vin­cial Tour­na­ment. They took it all the way to the cham­pi­onship, and they did it in style.

“They played ex­cel­lent from the first game to the last game,” said coach Bryan Olsen.

The Raptors opened the tour­na­ment ver­sus the host team on Thurs­day, March 15, and beat Spirit River 12-3. On Fri­day, they took to the ice ver­sus Ponoka and won 8-4. On Satur­day, their win­ning ways con­tin­ued as they bested Wabasca 12-7.

On Sun­day, the Raptors were in the semi­fi­nals ver­sus West­lock and won 5-1. This put them in the fi­nal ver­sus New Sarepta.

New Sarepta scored first, but Tom Sco­bie an­swered back three min­utes later. Chase Mackey put the Raptors up 2-1 af­ter one pe­riod.

Two min­utes into the sec­ond pe­riod, Mackey added his sec­ond. Chase Maunula added a goal at the 12-minute mark put­ting the Dragons up 4-1. Ryan Schrock found the net mid­way through the third pe­riod as the Raptors went on to a 5-1 win.

“The other team was al­ways get­ting the first goal on us and we al­ways fought back and we shut them down af­ter the first goal,” said Coach Olsen. “The kids worked well to­gether. They have been work­ing all year to­wards this.”

This wraps up the sea­son for the Raptors, but the fu­ture bodes well for the team.

“Three are mov­ing up to Pee­wee and the rest are stick­ing to­gether. So we have a re­ally good group of kids and we’ll have an ex­cel­lent team next year,” said Olsen.

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The Yavis Atom Raptors won the ATB AL­berta Atom C Pro­vin­cial Cham­pi­onship in Spirit River. Mem­bers of the team in­clude Chase Mackey, Bray­den Bor­sheim, Gavin Olsen, Ryan Schrock, Dalin Han­nah, Pax­ton Olsen, Cooper Olsen, Tommy Sco­bie Gyug, Chase...

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