Altona Bantam Maroons win Pembina Valley Silver Division

Altona Bantam Maroons: Back row: Mike Letkeman, Carter Reid, Oakley Peters, Coen Gagne, Ryan Falk, Nick Bergen, Logan Hildebrand, Kieran Henry, Ty Tarnick, Eric Geinaert, James Friesen, Anthony Wall. Middle row: Bo Penner, Caden Krahn, Xander Buhr, Declan Bergen, Ethan Giesbrecht, Alexander Dyck, Gavin Wiens, Gavin Hildebrandt. Front: Connor Parago.

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By Charis Parago


The Altona Bantam Maroons won the Pembina Valley Bantam Silver Division on March 20.
The team had one loss in the first half of the season out of 11 games and 12 teams.
After Christmas, they got put into the top half with Morden 1, Morden 2, Rock Lake/Red River, MacDonald 1 and Swan Lake/Notre Dame.
The Bantams lost one game in the 2nd half with their regular season record ending at 21-2.
Going into the playoffs, they placed first and had a bye. The team then played Morden 1 in the 2nd round of playoffs beating them in 2 games with a score of 11-2 and 5-4 in OT.
They then faced Swan Lake/Notre Dame in the final round, which was the only team they lost against in regular season.
All rounds are best of 3. They lost game 1 2-1 in OT in Altona. Down 1-0 until 1:49 left in the third, they lost at 5:52 in OT.
The Bantams played game 2 in Notre Dame and won 3-2, with Xander Buhr scoring the winning goal on a shorthanded breakaway.
They went on to win Game 3, 3-2 in Altona.
Thanks to our coaches for an amazing year and much appreciation for the time and dedication it took to be a part of the boys’ season.