Banner Night For Saskatoon Aces:

With the minor hockey season quickly winding down so too are the city and provincial championships.

In Bantam A action, it was a second consecutive barn burner as the Saskatoon Black Aces squared off with the Red Wing Machine in a winner takes all contest for the city championship. 24-hours earlier the two clubs played a 3-2 overtime thriller that saw the Red Wings force the deciding game, last night.

The Aces, like the previous night, jumped out to an early 1-nothing lead thanks to a first period tally by Ethan Serfas. The two teams then traded chances back and forth with the Aces taking a 2-1 lead into the third period.

In the final frame, with the Aces clinging to the lead the Red Wings would find the equalizer 6-and-a-half minutes into the period. Flashback to Monday and the Red Wings forced extra time with a goal in the final minute before going on to the 3-2 win. Back to last night and the Red Wings would go on the Power Play shortly after notching the equalizer but this time the Aces P-K would come up big and keep the game tied. That is how regulation time would end.

Move to sudden-death and again the teams would trade opportunites to end it and claim the city title. However, at the 2-27 mark of overtime Brandon Von Hagen, who was outstanding in both championship games, would find the net giving the Aces the 3-2 win and the city championship.

The season isn’t done, though, for the Black Aces who are also competing for a provincial championship. The Aces opened that final home-and-home series against Regina with a 6-1 win last weekend. That series will be decided this weekend.

Congratulations again to the entire Black Aces team on a fantastic season. Coach Chris Anderson, Gradin Anderson, Brayden Buck, Joshua Edwards, Jacob Fergusson, Dallyn Ledoux, Carson Mausch, Mark Middlebrook, Josh RedIron, Justin Ritchie, Lathan Sapieha, Ethan Serfas, Jack Shurgot, Ethan Sommerfeldt, Adam Teichroeb, Brandon Von Hagen, and Cole Youngman.

I had the pleasure of announcing one of their games and let me say the team was a complete class act as were the runners up, the Red Wing Machine.

Congratulations should also be extended to the PeeWee B Thunder Aces. They outscored the Flyer Barracudas 9-6 in their city final yesterday.

A big pat on the back to Head Coach Todd Serfas, who is also a coach on the bantam city champs (no coindicence) as well as the rest of the team; Colby Boutin, Carter Collins, Colby Fehr, Logan Fossenier, Colby Haugen, Brody Korpan, Kieran Loucks, Kylie Murray, Ron Jay Peeaychew, Koyin Serfas, Brayden Shepperd, Damian Spilchak, Samuel Swann, Drake Tyacke, Jarett Walker, Heaven Wilson, and Morgan Gosselin.

Pee Wee Aces

Congratulations to all players, coaches, parents, managers and the officials for a great season!!!!!!