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Crowsnest Pass/Pincher Creek Huskies victorious
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Retiring Crowsnest Pass/Pincher Creek Midget Husky hockey players top row left to right: Colin Lincez, Eligh Big Bull, Sam Gerrand, Craig Marshall, Austin Kristjanson. Bottom row, left to right, Levi Anderson, Jeremy Kretz and Keiran Douglas.
Herald Staff
The Crowsnest Pass/Pincher Creek Midget Huskies have wrapped up an amazing season of hockey.

The group of 16 boys, coached by Kent Goodreau, Lyle Douglas and Blair Goodreau, comprised of Crowsnest Pass and Pincher Creek players had a remarkable season of hockey.

The team previously played in the Southern Alberta Spud league, where last year they won every single game they played.

Due to talent and the desire for more competitive play, the team applied to play in the Central Alberta Hockey League.

As it was their first year in the league, the team was placed in a Tier 3 division. This was soon changed when the team beat their closest competitors by over 10 goals.

The team was then bumped up to Tier 1 and has never looked back.

The team played a long 24 game season against teams from Stettler, Red Deer, Canmore, Strathmore, Okotoks, Olds and Airdrie. At the end of the season the team finished second place with an impressive 13 wins, 8 losses and three draws.
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Levi Anderson, a retiring player from Pincher Creek, ended the season as the top goal and point champion in Tier 1 with a total of 49 points, 28 from goals and 21 from assists.

The team is also going to Provost in March for Provincial playoffs. This is their second playoff birth in as many years. Last year the team finished the tournament in second place.

On Sat. Feb. 20 the team played Strathmore in the first round of league playoffs winning the nail biting game 5-4. At the end of the game the third years players were each given their jersey as momentos for their years playing minor hockey

Eight players are retiring from the team as their they have aged out in minor hockey. The veterans are saying that this was one of the best, most competitive years in hockey and they are happy to end their careers at a high point.

Two players from the Crowsnest Pass will hang up their jerseys

Craig Marshall who started hockey in the Crowsnest Pass at the age of three has played at both the house and AA and AAA level.
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Marshall finished the season with 26 points of which 15 were goals and 11 assists.

Keiran Douglas who started a bit later at 6, also started his career with Crowsnest Pass Minor Hockey. He has played at the house and AA level. Douglas ended his career with 12 points, 3 of them goals and 9 assists.

The Crowsnest Pass Herald would like to congratulated the Crowsnest Pass/Pincher Creek Huskies for an incredible year of hockey and wish them luck in playoffs and their provincial tournament.
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