Prospects Cup: Day 1 Recap

RED DEER – The 2023 Prospects Cup kicked off today – the third and final event of Hockey Alberta’s Spring Showcase.

North Grey and Capital Royal took to the ice first today, putting on a show. Both teams came out hard from the first whistle, neither willing to give up the win. They ended in a 2-2 tie, with Royal outshooting Grey 39-31.

Game two saw Calgary Red taking on South Gold. It ended 7-3 in favour of red, with every goal coming from a different athlete on the ice. South Gold struggled to find their footing early on, but began to come back in the third, putting up 11 shots and two of their three goals.

Capital Green took game three from North Blue 8-2. Blue applied pressure at the end of the first period, netting their second goal with 45 seconds left to bring the score 3-2. Green came into the second with a new energy and took off for the remainder of the game.

The final game of the day was won by Calgary White, 8-2. Despite a second period push with plenty of power-play opportunities, Black was unable to catch the white squad. Calgary White capitalized on their momentum gained from their successful penalty killing, adding four to the board in the third period.

Day two of the Prospects Cup will see South Black meeting North Blue at 11:30 a.m. in the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Center in Red Deer. Watch the action live or on

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Game #1

North Grey 2 – Capital Royal 2

Players of the Game: North Grey: #31 James Reed | Capital Royal: #2 Bode Bassett

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Game #2

Calgary Red 7 – South Gold 3

Players of the Game: Calgary Red: #20 Grayson Trevelyan | South Gold: #7 Cole Siewert

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Game #3

Capital Green 8 – North Blue 2

Player of the Game: Capital Green: #16 Blake Saulou | North Blue: #9 Jack Boutilier

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Game #4

Calgary White 9 – South Black 2

Player of the Game: Calgary White: #8 James Anisimovicz | South Black: #9 Delphin Deboer

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Gatorade Alberta Built Performer of the Day –

Austyn Giebelhaus (Capital Royal)

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