RED DEER – The 2022 Prospects Cup came to a close on Sunday with North Grey overcoming North Blue to win the championship with a score of 5-3.
North Grey went undefeated at the tournament as Osten Strickland opened the scoring early for North Grey in the final game. Gavin Harrison stood on the back door to tap in goal number two and Connor Nickle capitalized on the powerplay to make it 3-0 after the first. In the second period, Domonic Neville struck again for North Grey to add another. Nearly five minutes into the third period, Adam Cutting scored on the powerplay to get North Blue on the board. Looking for the comeback, Landan Horiachka posted two back-to-back to make it a one goal game. But it was Neville who added the insurance goal to seal North Grey the championship.
Championship Sunday’s schedule shook out to be a battle of the regions at the Prospects Cup, as each region faced-off in their final games of the tournament.
To start the day, Capital Royal got their first win over Capital Green with a score of 5-2 to finish seventh overall. Following, South Black overcame South Gold in a 8-4 decision to finish in fifth place. In a battle for third place, Calgary Red and Calgary White were back and forth until the third where White scored three unanswered goals. At the end of 60 minutes of play, Calgary White came out on top in a 5-2 win to claim third.
The Prospects Cup marks the end of Hockey Alberta’s 2022 Spring showcase events. Prior to the Prospects Cup, the three-week stretch featured the Alberta Cup and the Alberta Challenge.
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Capital Royal 5 – Capital Green 2
Players of the Game: Capital Royal: #12 Evan Dowling | Capital Green: #11 Owen Morrow
South Black 8 – South Gold 4
Players of the Game: South Black: #20 Gus Rustebakke | South Gold: #8 Tayte Hoiland
Calgary White 5 – Calgary Red 2
Players of the Game: Calgary White: #1 Tyce Falvi | Calgary Red: #12 Caelan Laverty
North Grey 5 – North Blue 3
Players of the Game: North Grey: #7 Osten Strickland | North Blue: #14 Kade Hughes
Gatorade Alberta Built Performer of the Day – Connor Nickle (North Grey)
The Alberta Built player of the day is the athlete who best exemplifies the qualities of an “Alberta Built” player. Alberta Built is defined as:
1 – Good person – Know who you are.
2 – Character player – Believe in yourself.
3 – Grit player – Thrive on adversity
4 – Leadership – Treat yourself & people right
5 – Standard of performance – Focused approach on process – ALWAYS COMPETE – EVERY-DAYERS