If you need any information about girls'/women's hockey
in Alberta, please contact:
Hockey Alberta (HA)
Suite 1, 7875 48th Avenue
Red Deer, AB T4P 2K1
Phone (403) 342-6777
Fax (403) 346-4277
The information in this page was provided by Rosalind Barrington Leigh (firstname.lastname@example.org) who plays for the Edmonton Chiefs AA and the University of Alberta Club team, and by Marlow Kulak (email@example.com) who plays for the Sherwood Park Shooters in the NALHA AAA league.
In Alberta we have "A," "AA," and "AAA" divisions, with "AAA" being the most competitive.
The last three Edmonton teams listed competed in the AA provincials.
The team that finished on top for AA was the Edmonton Selects. They are a new team that was formed this year and they played in the AA league.
The Oval X-Treme won the 1998 Alberta AAA Provincial Championship, earning the right to represent Alberta at the 1998 Esso National Championship, which was held in Calgary Alberta. By placing 2nd at the provincials, the Edmonton Chimos qualified to represent Alberta at the provincials, as the host team.
Round Robin Results: Oval vs Turbo (RR) 13-2 Turbo vs Chimos (RR) 2-3 Oval vs Chimos (RR) 1-4 Semi-final Result: Oval vs Turbo (semi-final) 2-0 Final Result: Oval vs Chimos (final) 4-0
The Oval X-Treme Team has had a great 1997-98 season finishing first in the Southern Alberta Women's Hockey League. Oval X-Treme competed in regular season play without the Olympic Team members; Jennifer Botterill and Hayley Wickenheiser. The Team was excited to welcome them back to compete in the Alberta Provincial Championships and the Esso National's.
Many of the X-Treme players train year round in the Olympic Oval International High Performance Female Hockey Program. Joining the team this year was Raffi Wolf, from Germany.
The competitive level of hockey in Alberta continues to grow as was demonstrated during close competition between the Calgary Turbo Chargers, the Edmonton Chimos and the Calgary Oval X-Treme at the Alberta Provincial championships held March 6-8. Coached by Kathy Berg, Sandy Johnson and Wally Kozak, the X-Treme's finished first in Provincial Playoffs. They defeated the highly respected 1997 Canadian Champions, Edmonton Chimos, 4-0.
We look forward to representing Alberta along with the Edmonton Chimos, in our first National Championships, hosted by our own Southern Alberta Women's Hockey League.
We wish every team personal success and hope you enjoy the hospitality Calgary is so well known for.
Congratulations to the 1998 Canadian National Champions, the Oval X-Treme!!
The 1997 Alberta AAA provincials took place on the weekend of February 7-9, 1997. The Edmonton Chimo's defeated the Calgary Oval team, 3-1 in the championship game. The final game was tough, as Oval beat the Chimo's Saturday night in round robin play. Only three teams entered the AAA Prov's this year, Chimo's, Oval, and another Calgary team.
The Alberta AA Provincials (winner goes on to Western Shield A division) are scheduled for the Feb. 28 - Mar. 2 weekend in Calgary.
The Alberta A Provincials happen March 8 & 9 in the Edmonton area. The winner goes on to Western Shield B division.
The top 3 teams from the Edmonton league and the top 3 teams from the Calgary league competed at the 1996 AAA provincials. The winner, the Edmonton Chimos, will represent Alberta at the Nationals in Moncton, New Brunswick. The Chimos will be picking up Hayley Wickenheiser and Allie (Alison Ramsley) from the Classics (for the Nationals). The following 6 teams qualified for the AAA provincials:Edmonton AAA
Edmonton Chimos 7 vs Sherwood Park Shooters 1
Calgary Classics ? vs Edmonton Capitals ?
Edmonton Capitals 5 vs. Sherwood Pkshooters 1
Edmonton Chimos 6 vs. Calgary Classics 2
It [the gold medal game] was the most exciting game I've ever seen. 2-2 going into the 3rd! and wow did the Chimos celebrate at the end! It was incredibly inspiring for those of us aspiring!!
The "AA" Provincials are March 8-10, 1996 in Calgary. The following teams competed:Edmonton
The Edmonton Lightning claimed the gold medal and the Edmonton Selects claimed the silver. The Lightning beat the Selects by a score of 4-1 in the final game.
AAA GP W L T GF GA PTS Edmonton Chimos 22 21 1 0 203 11 42 Sherwood Park Shooters 24 17 5 2 118 47 36 Edmonton Captials 22 10 8 4 62 53 24 Edmonton Lightening 20 5 14 1 43 117 11 Edmonton Flyers 22 4 16 2 37 145 10 Edmonton Jets 20 2 15 3 28 116 7 AA Tier 1 GP W L T GF GA PTS Edmonton Selects 9 9 0 0 54 9 18 Bon Accord Raiders 10 6 1 3 55 19 15 Edmonton Aliens 6 4 3 3 29 34 11 Spruce Grove Blazers 7 3 6 3 36 44 9 Sarepta Storm 5 2 6 0 17 45 4 Edmonton Chiefs 8 0 7 1 16 54 1 AA Tier 2 GP W L T GF GA PTS Linaria Bandits 11 10 0 1 72 14 21 Thorhild Panteras 14 7 5 2 58 35 16 Edmonton Blades 12 5 4 3 37 30 13 Edmonton Warriors 11 7 6 3 61 50 8 Edmonton Eagles 14 2 12 0 16 75 4 Midget (<18) Tier 1 GP W L T GF GA PTS Sherwood Park Diggers 34 18 2 3 116 51 39 Edmonton Rebels 21 7 9 5 71 76 19 Tofield Tornados 16 7 6 3 61 50 17 Saint Albert Sharks 18 0 15 3 26 97 3 Midget (<18) Tier 2 GP W L T GF GA PTS Sherwood Park Whalers 21 16 2 3 95 26 35 St. Albert Wildcats 19 10 8 1 53 47 21 Redwater Rebels 22 7 11 4 48 75 18 Ardrossan Thunder 21 7 11 3 31 45 17 Edmonton Snipers 19 4 12 3 28 60 11
At the beginning of the year there was a seeding tournament in the "AA" division to divide it into two Tiers. The games from this round robin were not included in the League standings; that's why it looks like "AA" didn't play many games. Also, the bottom three "AAA" teams moved down for "AA" provincials- in fact the only "AA" team in "AA" provincials in Edm. were the Edm. Selects who made it to the gold medal game!
The information in this section was provided by NALHA president, Mel Whitesell (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Northern Alberta Ladies Hockey Association (NALHA) has 26 teams, in three tiers for the 96/97 season, Tier 1 (senior), Tier 2 (senior) and a midget division.
Edmonton Chimos 12-0-0 Edmonton Capitals 10-2-0 Sherwood Park Shooters 10-2-1 Edmonton Lightning 7-5-1 Tofield Tornado 6-2-3 Edmonton Selects 7-4-0 Edmonton Rebels 5-6-3 Edmonton Jets 4-8-1 U of A Icebreakers 2-9-3 Sherwood Park Diggers 2-10-1 Spruce Grove Blazers 2-10-0 Edmonton Aliens 1-10-1
GP G A Pts n. Chapdelaine, Chimos 11-20-18-38 c. Bredin, Chimos 10-17-21-38 j. Robinson, Chimos 8-14-23-37 d. Lang, Chimos 12-16-19-35 t. Semeniuk, Shooters 12-12-19-31 k. Yeats, Chimos 11-12-17-29 d. Mcguire, Chimos 11-10-19-29 s. Vernon, Chimos 10- 9-20-29 k. Lorenz, Shooters 12-18-10-28 s. Coolidge, Chimos 11-10-18-28 e. Peiper, Chimos 12-14-13-27 d. Bourgois, Rebels 12-14-11-25 j. Grabas, Shooters 12-11-14-25 j. Diduck, Chimos 8- 5-20-25
President Mel Whitesell Past President Loretta Normandeau Vice President Elaine Garner Vice President Chris Larsen Vice President Rippy Prinsen Vice President Chuk Wasylynchuk Treasurer Pam Cottrell Secretary Gaynelle Witzke League Governer Laurie Macgillivary Referee Assignor Theresa Llorente
Over the 96 christmas holidays, a member of the edmonton blades (tier 2) was killed in a car accident while returning to calgary for the holidays. Lisa Antoniuk was a U of A student at the time, and was buried on her 20th birthday. The league sends its sincere condolences to her teammates and her family.
This information is from the CHA web site.
The Edmonton Chimos return to the Esso Women's Nationals after a one-year hiatus. The Chimos have attended 13 national championships, returning with a medal each time. They compete in the Northern Alberta Ladies Hockey League with their home ice in the town of Calmar.
Although Edmonton was knocked out of the national tournament by Calgary in 1995, six of its players joined the Classics for the 1995 championship, including Alison Ramsley who has not missed a single event since the first in 1982.
On the international scene, many Chimos have represented Canada. At the U.S. Olympic Festival, Tina Kristensen and Fiona Smith represented Canada on the select national team, and Shirley Cameron, Dawn McGuire, Judy Diduck and Jane Robinson have all returned with gold medals from World Championships.
Edmonton is sending four of its players to compete on Canada's 1996 national team to compete in the upcoming Pacific Women's Championship - defenders Fiona Smith and Judy Diduck, and forwards Melanie Haz and Hayley Wickenheiser.
Team: Edmonton Chimos Round-Robin Record: 3-0-1 (2nd in Pool A) Nova Scotia 1 Alberta 10 Alberta 5 B.C. 2 Manitoba 0 Alberta 6 Alberta 3 Quebec 3 Quarter-Final: Alberta 4 Saskatchewan 1 Semi-Final: Ontario 5 Alberta 2 Gold Medal: New Brunswick 4 Alberta 3 (OT) Final Standing: 4th
Team: Calgary Classics Round-Robin Record: 4-0-0 (1st in Pool A) Semi-Finals: New Brunswick 2 Alberta 1 Game for 3rd place: Alberta 3 Ontario 0 Final Standing: 3rd
Check out the Olympic Oval Programme in Calgary. It's a High Performance Female Hockey programme. From what I understand, the athletes stay there all year. There is a link to the Oval Programme web page from the Canada page, or type the following URL into your web browser for more information: http://www.kin.ucalgary.ca/oval/html/hockey.html
This is a huge women's tournament that starts from the lowest level and goes up to the Senior women's level. The Senior women's event will be televised ... I'm not sure of which network. Anyways it will be a great promotional tournament for women's hockey. The tournament runs April 12-14, 1996 in Calgary, Alberta.
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