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Hockey squads fall short in finals

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Marina Wright (middle) of the Hinton Mustangs ladies hockey team gets a little help from teammate Carla Kadatz during tournament action Jan. 24 in Bill Thomson Arena. The Mustangs beat Edson 2-0 in that opening game and then faced them once again in the C final, coming out on the wrong end of a 3-1 score.

Tyler Waugh

Two Hinton ladies squads came up short in a bid to grab glory on championship Sunday during the 10th Annual Hinton Mustangs Ladies Hockey Tournament held Jan. 24 – 26.

The host Mustangs dropped a 3-1 decision in the C final against Edson on Jan. 26, while the Bulldogs, a team composed mostly  of Hinton players, were going for gold in the championship game they eventually lost to Grovedale.

“We are very proud to keep the team and tournament running for so many years. A lot of hard work and dedication is put in every year to make our team and tournament successful,” said  player Caryn Bouchard. 

The Mustangs opened their tournament action with a 2-0 win over Edson before losing to Grovedale. The Bulldogs opened the tournament with a tie against Fort Saskatchewan and then beat Manning to earn a spot in the A final.

The Mustangs opened the season with a tournament in Ponoka, making the C final, and followed that up with a 1-1-1 record in a Jasper tourney held Jan. 10 – 12. Next up is a March 14-15 tourney in Edson.

“Off ice fun, team commitment and dedication is our key to having a long running successful team,” Bouchard said.

“We look forward to making more memories together as our season unfolds.”