The Lakeland Panthers repeated as one of the best in Alberta bantam hockey over the Christmas holidays.
The Panthers won their second straight Edmonton Invitation Bantam Hockey Tournament with a 6-1 victory over the Olds Grizzlys after scoring five unanswered goals in the first period.
The team remains undefeated (22-0) in league play.
The tournament began on Dec. 27 with a 3-2 win over the Calgary Canucks and a 9-1 route of the Parkland Athletic Club White the following day.
After beating the South Side Athletic Club Pro Hockey Life 6-1, the Panthers punched their ticket to the semi-final.
The Panthers met the Maple Leaf Athletic Club Alumni and crushed them 7-3 setting up the final against the Grizzlys, the south’s top ranked team.
The Lakeland Panthers play the Peace River Sabres on Saturday in Bonnyville at 4:15pm.