Darcy Skarsen, President of Bonnyville Minor Hockey Association (BMHA) reports that the 2015-16 regular season went very well for all the young players. BMHA is looking forward to the excitement of the post-season, and hosting the Atom AA Provincial Tournament, March 17-20th at the Centennial Centre.
BMHA reports that three teams have made it to Provincial Tournaments, including the Atom AA team. Hockey Alberta, allows the host team a by into the Provincial Tournament, however that was not necessary, the Atom AA team was successful in winning the league playdowns.
The Atom girls are the Zone 2 Champions and are headed to Provincials in Innisfail. The Bantam Girls were the Wildcard and received a berth into Provincials, hosted in Hinton. Both tournaments will be played out March 17-20th.
Here’s a list of the BMHA teams and their regular season results, as well as, post-season results to date:
NEAHL (North East Alberta Hockey League) – (win – loss – tie in brackets)
All boys teams from Atom to Midget play in this league. Novice and Initiation play exhibition games and tournaments throughout the season.
Atom 3 – (7-4-4) Finished 2nd in tier 3 North Division. Begins playoffs with series against Cold Lake
Atom 2 – (7-11-3) Finished 6th in Tier 1B Division. Out of playoffs
Atom 1 – (16-1-1) Finished 1st in Tier 1A Division. Begins playoffs with series against Cold Lake
Peewee 2 – (9-10-1) Finished 4th in Tier 3 North Division. Begins playoffs with series against Cold Lake.
Peewee 1 – (5-18-1) Finished 8th in Tier 1 Division. Out of playoffs
Bantam 2 – (7-13-0) Finished 4th in Tier 3 Division. Begins playoffs with series against Frog Lake
Bantam 1 – (6-9-5) Finished 4th in Tier 1 division. Begins playoffs with series against Vermillion.
Midget 1 – (2-16-2) Finished 5th in Tier 2 North Division. Out of playoffs
ECAHL (East Central Alberta Hockey League
The Lakeland Jaguars are girls teams built with players from Bonnyville and Cold Lake and each team participates in the ECAHL
Atom – (12-0-0) Finished 1st in Division. Begins playoffs with series against Glendon
Peewee – (14-4-2) Finished 2nd in Division. Begins playoffs with 1st round bye
Bantam – (8-11-1) Finished 4th in Division. Begins playoffs with series against Lloydminster
Midget – (14-2-2) Finished 1st in Division. Begins playoffs with 1st round bye.
Provincials Playdown results:
Each team decides if they want to participate in Provincial playdowns, it is open for Atom and up. The winners from each zone represent their zone at the Provincial tournament.
Atom 3 – 1st round loss to Elk Point
Atom 2 – 3rd round loss to St. Paul
Atom 1 – AA Minor Zone 2 Champions as well as hosts – Provincial tournament in Bonnyville
Atom Girls – Zone 2 Champions – Provincial tournament in Innisfail
Peewee 2 – Did not participate
Peewee 1 – 1st round loss to Kitscoty
Peewee girls – 2nd round loss to Vermillion
Bantam 2 – 3rd round loss to Mannville
Bantam 1 – 1st round loss to Cold Lake
Bantam girls – Wild card berth to Provincial tournament – Provincial tournament in Hinton
Midget 1 – Did not participate
Midget girls – 2nd round loss to Lloydminster