Road to the 2018 Esso Cup: AFHL
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Road to the 2018 Esso Cup: AFHL
The Rocky Mountain Raiders closed the season on 15-game winning streak to claim first in the Alberta Female Hockey League
Jessica Gowans
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March 9, 2018
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PLAYOFF MATCH-UPS
QUALIFYING SERIES
2) St. Albert Slash vs. 6) Edmonton Pandas
4) Lloydminster Steelers vs. 5) Calgary Fire

PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIP
1) Rocky Mountain Raiders
3) Red Deer Chiefs (host)
Qualifier #1
Qualifier #2

FINAL STANDINGS (W-OTW-OTL-L)
Rocky Mountain – 71 points (21-3-2-4)
St. Albert – 62 points (19-2-1-8)
Red Deer – 50 points (13-3-5-9)
Lloydminster – 46 points (11-4-3-11)
Calgary – 27 points (7-1-4-18)
Edmonton – 14 points (1-4-3-22)

LEADING SCORERS
Nicole Fry (Rocky Mountain) – 19G 22A 41P
Chloe Puddifant (Rocky Mountain) – 12G 24A 36P
Breanne Trotter (Rocky Mountain) – 22G 12A 34P
Cassidy Maplethorpe (Red Deer) – 14G 16A 30P
Madison Willan (St. Albert) – 13G 13A 26P

LAST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCE
2017 (St. Albert Slash – gold medal)

TOTAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES
11 (2009, 2009 (host), 2010, 2011, 2011 (host), 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2015 (host), 2016, 2017)

LAST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
2017 (St. Albert Slash)

TOTAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
1 (2017 – St. Albert Slash)

TOP REGULAR SEASON TEAM – ROCKY MOUNTAIN RAIDERS
The Rocky Mountain Raiders topped the 2017 Esso Cup champion St. Albert Slash to claim first place in the AFHL. The Raiders kicked into high gear in the second half of the season, going undefeated from Nov. 26-March 3 and winning 15-straight games to close out their schedule. With the top three scorers in the league and a league-high 111 goals, it was all about the offence for Rocky Mountain; Nicole Fry led the way (19-22—41), followed by teammates Chloe Puddifant (12-24—36) and Breanne Trotter (22-12—34).

For more information:

Lisa Dornan
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557 / 403-510-7046 (mobile)
ldornan@hockeycanada.ca

 

Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
emadziya@hockeycanada.ca

 

Spencer Sharkey
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4567 / 905-906-5327 (mobile)
ssharkey@hockeycanada.ca

 

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