The Prince Albert Midget AA Dairy Queen Chill came up just short at the 25th Banff Hockey Academy Christmas Challenge Cup. The tournament ran for three days from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2.
The Chill finished third overall after round robin play. During the round robin portion of the tournament the Prince Albert based club played three close games.
The first game saw the Chill defeat the Southern Saskatchewan Prairie Storm 3-2. Aaron Campbell led the way in this game notching two assists and one goal.
Their next matchup was also a close one, with the Chill coming out on top by a score of 4-3 after a shootout against the Winnipeg Warriors. Laine Petreman notched the winning goal for his team in the shootout.
In their third and final contest of the round robin, they fell to the Winnipeg Sharks by a score of 4-3, which put the Prince Albert team in third place for the tournament.
In the tournament semi finals, the Chill came out on top with a commanding 9-4 victory over the Saskatoon Sabercats. P.A. was helped in this game in a big way by Jack Kowblick who had a hat trick.
The win against Saskatoon propelled the Chill into the tournament final where they took on the Winnipeg Sharks once again. The game was a back and forth affair which featured two lead changes and was tied at 3-3 at the end of regulation. The tie could not be broken in overtime, which led to a shootout, where the Winnipeg club came out on top by a score of 4-3.
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