REGIONAL GOLD AND SILVER FOR ALBERTA
Posted on 07/23/2015
ALL ALBERTA 2015 TEAMS BRING HOME GOLD AND SILVER MEDALS!
DIVISION B SILVER - EDMONTON BHE RAGING BULLS
DIVISION C GOLD - EDMONTON BHE COBRAS
DIVISION D GOLD - HWY13 RIBSTON CREEK MUSKRATS
DIVISION D SILVER - EDMONTON BHE REDLINE
2015 WESTERN CANADIAN REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPSJuly 24-25-26 Brandon, Manitoba.
What a great weekend it was for the four Alberta teams who played at the Western Canadian Regional Championships as all came home with medals! As a matter of fact, Alberta finished the tournament with 2 gold and 2 silver medals. The Canadian Ball Hockey Association puts on these Western Regionals, and this year they were held in Brandon, Manitoba. Here is a breakdown of how Alberta teams did at the 2015 Westerns.
MEN’S DIV B The BHE Edmonton Raging Bulls had a tough start to the tournament, as they went 1-2-0 during round-robin play. The Raging Bulls rebounded with a 5-3 semi-final win over Saskatoon, and faced the powerful Winnipeg Grasshoppers team in the gold medal game. The Winnipeg team was a stacked all-star squad, but the Raging Bulls gave them a good run losing 6-3 in the end. The BHE Edmonton Raging Bulls still walked away with their first ever Western Medal. Way to go Raging Bulls!
MEN’S DIV C The BHE Edmonton Cobras played an outstanding tournament, with a 5-0-0 record and clinched the gold medal in the Div C Championships. The Cobras outscored their opponents 29-9 over the weekend, but they had a very tough game in the final. The Manitoba Central Braves were a handful, and the Cobras had a hard-fought 3-2 win to capture the Gold Medal. Congratulations BHE Edmonton Cobras!
MEN’S DIV D It was Gold and Silver for Alberta at the Div D Western Championships. Both the HWY 13 Ribston Creek Muskrats and the BHE Edmonton Redline finished with identical 4-1-0 records, but Muskrats came through in the final to win gold knocking off Redline 4-2. Both teams played a great tournament and made our province proud!
The Western Regionals are put on by Canadian Ball Hockey Association, and it is open to the best B-C-D teams in Western Canada. For us in Alberta, that translates to Men's Tier 2-3-4 ... and we will be well represented at the 2015 championships. Alberta teams participating include:
> Men's B (Tier 2) ... Edmonton Raging Bulls (Ball Hockey Edmonton)> Men's C (Tier 3) ... Edmonton Cobras (Ball Hockey Edmonton)> Men's D (Tier 4) ... Edmonton Redline (Ball Hockey Edmonton)
> Men's D (Tier 4) ... Hwy 13 Ribston Creek Muskrats (Hwy 13)
All of these teams qualified last year ... they all won gold medals at the 2014 W.R.B.H.A. Provincial Championships. We wish them all the best and we hope that all 3 teams have a safe trip. We will post full results once the Westerns are completed.