The Ponoka Mites Ice Hawks did well during the tournament on the weekend of Jan. 31 capturing the win. There were 12 games played, eight tiering games and four finals.
The Ice Hawks started it all off playing the first game of the tournament against the Wetaskiwin Tom Thumbs winning 10-6. The second game saw the Rimbey Tiny Mites face off against the Red Deer Festival Ford Dynamites for a win of 14-1.
Game three was between the Bashaw Stars and the Spruce Grove Ice Breakers with the Stars dominating 14-2.
Blackfalds Bulldogs took on Didsbury Ramblers which ended 11-10 for the Ramblers.
The Tom Thumbs were beaten by the Dynamites 9-4 in the fifth game of the tournament.
Ponoka took the ice for an exciting game against the Rimbey Tiny Mites and ended in a tie 9-9 which went into sudden death. Goalie Tade Tonneson was incredible stopping shot after shot which helped Ponoka win 11-10 with the winning goal made by Nick Mercer.
Game seven saw Spruce Grove Ice Breakers face off against the Blackfalds Bulldogs and lost to the Bulldogs 13-3. The following game was between the Didsbury Ramblers who won 9-7 against the Bashaw Stars.
In the ‘D’ final Spruce Grove lost to Wetaskiwin 20-5. The ‘C’ Final was won by Rimbey against the Bashaw Stars 9-5. The ‘B’ Final was between the Dynamites and the Bulldogs with the Bulldogs winning 11-6. The Ponoka Ice Hawks took on the Didsbury Ramblers in the ‘A’ Final and captured the win 11-7 taking on the championship title.