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Old 02-27-2017, 07:54 PM   #461
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Witnessed a strange one last year between two atom teams in the playoffs.

Game is in OT. Team A has a player pulled down on a breakaway. He is too hurt to take the penalty shot so one of his teammates does and scores. The team celebrates. The other team is dejected. They shake hands at centre ice and depart. Game over.

The Zamboni does its thing, the next two teams take the ice and are warming up when they are pulled off the ice. The coach of the losing team had appealed (sucessfully I presume) that the player that took the PS was not on the ice and came off the bench to do so. Apparently the players were half undressed when they were told that they were returning.

Game restarts with the PS being taken by the player that was taken down. He scores, and they leave the ice again.

Thought that was the end of it when before our game later in the week I spot the same two teams playing again. Apparently the league made them replay the whole thing. The losing team won.
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Old 03-08-2017, 04:07 PM   #462
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Is this a rule specific to your local association?
Makes sense if there was no goalie. Six skaters with an empty net. Five skaters during a penalty kill with an empty net.
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Old 03-09-2017, 11:27 AM   #463
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Boys MAAA are basically through their second round of playoffs now and into the division finals (north and south).

Female MAAA start playoffs this weekend by the looks of it.

The road to their respective national championships is underway.
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:41 AM   #464
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So just a quick update on the Elite stream playoffs for those who are interested:

Female Midge AAA held their Provincials Tournament over the weekend. St. Albert defeated Rocky Mountain Raiders in the final and move on to take on the winner of Northern (Prince George I believe) and Greater Vancouver for the Pacific Region championship. Winner of this goes to the Esso Cup for nationals.

Male Midget AAA best of 5 just started yesterday. Leduc vs. Strathmore. Winner plays the BC Champion for the right to move on to nationals.
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Old 04-05-2017, 12:28 PM   #465
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Witnessed a strange one last year between two atom teams in the playoffs.

Game is in OT. Team A has a player pulled down on a breakaway. He is too hurt to take the penalty shot so one of his teammates does and scores. The team celebrates. The other team is dejected. They shake hands at centre ice and depart. Game over.

The Zamboni does its thing, the next two teams take the ice and are warming up when they are pulled off the ice. The coach of the losing team had appealed (sucessfully I presume) that the player that took the PS was not on the ice and came off the bench to do so. Apparently the players were half undressed when they were told that they were returning.

Game restarts with the PS being taken by the player that was taken down. He scores, and they leave the ice again.

Thought that was the end of it when before our game later in the week I spot the same two teams playing again. Apparently the league made them replay the whole thing. The losing team won.
Wow, that's really sad at any level of hockey. Sad that Atom hockey is taken so seriously.
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Old 05-23-2017, 08:12 AM   #466
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I see there is a team from Calgary entered in a tournament my son is in this weekend. Anyone have a kid on the 08 Calgary SpartanOne headed to the Boston Showdown?
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Old 05-23-2017, 12:23 PM   #467
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I see there is a team from Calgary entered in a tournament my son is in this weekend. Anyone have a kid on the 08 Calgary SpartanOne headed to the Boston Showdown?
Just so I am clear, there is a team of 9 year old kids going to a hockey tournament in Boston?
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Just so I am clear, there is a team of 9 year old kids going to a hockey tournament in Boston?
Yup, also teams from Atlanta, Vancouver, Chicago, Minnesota, Toronto and the list goes on.

Crazy for sure but for us guys on the east coast will be nice to play kids from different places.
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Old 06-07-2017, 10:07 PM   #469
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How did the SpartanOne team do in Boston? Also curious how competitive a team from Atlanta would be?
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How did the SpartanOne team do in Boston? Also curious how competitive a team from Atlanta would be?
http://bostonshowdown.com/schedule-and-results/

Looks like Calgary went 3-4.
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Old 06-12-2017, 01:08 PM   #471
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A couple of notes from both the male and female midget elite stream in Alberta:

On the female side the AFHL concluded it's first full season in it's new form. Bantam has been changed to eliminate the AAA level and classify all elite level teams in Alberta as AA. In midget there is a AAA level (currently six teams) and a AA level (12 teams I believe, and they feed into the AAA level). St Albert won the league this year and went on to win the Esso Cup (national championship) so congratulations to them.

https://www.hockeycanada.ca/en-ca/Na...al-Midget/2017


In male midget there have been some significant changes in southern Alberta as follows:
- SE (Medicine Hat) and South (Lethbridge) draw areas have been combined at the Major Midget AAA level. The two teams will merge into one single team next season. At the Minor Midget level both draw areas will retain a AAA team.
- the area surrounding Calgary has been split into two draw areas. Okotoks has been awarded a AAA team and will join the league next year.
- Strathmore is part of the Okotoks draw area and as a result will lose their AAA team which will now be hosted in Airdrie.

So for the male model there is no net change to the number of teams but some changes to where they are located and who draws to them.
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