The Prairie Mountain Mustangs have captured the Provincial AA High School Hockey Championship banner for the second time in three years.

Kyle Devos scored three times and assisted on Nico Vigier’s first period goal as the Mustangs defeated the Morris Mavericks 4-2 in the provincial final Saturday afternoon at the Shamrock Centre in Killarney.

“Feels amazing,” texted Mustangs coach Brody Chabbert shortly after the conclusion of the gold medal game. “We as a coaching staff are incredibly proud of what our guys have accomplished. They put in their full effort and we were glad to see their hard work get rewarded.”

Prairie Mountain enjoyed a 2-0 lead after the first period and stretched their advantage over the Mavericks to 4-1 after the middle frame.

“Morris is a fast, skilled hockey team,” commented Chabbert on their Zone 4 rivals. “The key for us was to play a structured game. We were able to take some of their speed away with solid positioning and I feel that really helped us grab the gold. They deserve a lot of credit for the way they played this weekend as well. Our players were just able to keep their eyes on the prize and work the way they needed to, to come out on top.”

Lucas Siemens and Daniel Isaak did the goal scoring for the Mavericks.

The Mustangs blanked the Pembina Tigers 4-0 and beat the host Killarney/Wawanesa Raiders 6-4 in the round robin and then edged the Glenboro/Carberry/Baldur Wildcats 4-3 in overtime in the semifinals.

“We were exceptional,” stated coach Chabbert on his teams perfect weekend in Killarney. “From the net out our group was able to handle all the adversity a short tournament like this can throw at you. Our top players were our top players in each game but as a whole I was really blown away with the commitment to detail from every guy in our room. We could not have asked for a better way to close out the season.”

Kyle Devos was named the MVP of the Provincials and Morris captain Jordan Keck received the Players Choice Award.

Keck and Prairie Mountain's Remy Bosch, Tom Chanel and Nico Vigier, who scored the overtime winner in the Mustangs semifinal victory over the Wildcats, were named All-Stars along with Zaine McConnell of Glenboro/Carberry/Baldur.

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Friday, March 23rd

Virden 3 Winkler 2 (OT)
Steinbach 3 Wpg Blues 1
(1st games in best of 7 semifinals)

Eastern Conference
Medicine Hat 7 Brandon 2
(1st game in best of 7 quarterfinal)

Winnipeg 3 Anaheim 2 (OT)
Montreal 3 Buffalo 0
New Jersey 4 Pittsburgh 3 (OT)
St. Louis 4 Vancouver 1
Boston 3 Dallas 2

Toronto 116 Brooklyn 112
Denver 108 Washington 100
Indiana 109 L.A. Clippers 104
Minnesota 108 New York 104
Cleveland 120 Phoenix 95
Oklahoma City 105 Miami 99
Milwaukee 118 Chicago 105
San Antonio 122 Utah 120 (OT)
Boston 105 Portland 100
Golden State 106 Atlanta 94

Saturday, March 24th

Pembina Valley vs Eastman
@ Morden, 7 p.m.
(best of 5 final tied 1-1)

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Wpg Wild at Brandon, 7:30 p.m.
(Wild lead best of 5 final 1-0)

Manitoba vs Stockton
@ Wpg, 7 p.m.

Vegas at Colorado, 2 p.m.
Calgary at San Jose, 3 p.m.
Buffalo at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m.
Arizona at Florida, 6 p.m.
Detroit at Toronto, 6 p.m.
Washington at Montreal, 6 p.m.
St. Louis at Columbus, 6 p.m.
Carolina at Ottawa, 6 p.m.
Chicago at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m.
Tampa Bay at New Jersey, 6 p.m.
Nashville at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Los Angeles at Edmonton, 9 p.m.

Minnesota at Philadelphia, 5 p.m.
Chicago at Detroit, 6 p.m.
Phoenix at Orlando, 6 p.m.
New Orleans at Houston, 7 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at Memphis, 7 p.m.
Charlotte at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.

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