The Fort Saskatchewan U18 AAA Rangers are heading home following split success at the Mac's Tournament.
Originally scheduled from Dec. 27 to Jan. 2 in Calgary, the prestigious invite-only tournament was postponed after a surge in COVID-19 cases. The Rangers were one of 24 teams selected to compete from across Canada and the United States.
The Rangers kicked off the tournament Wednesday (Apr. 6) with a 4-3 win over RINK Kelowna. Bronson Seymour scored the Rangers' first goal of the game on a powerplay during the first period. He would later assist Brett Boucher on a goal in the second period.
Kieran Maloney scored two goals in period three, resulting in a win for the Rangers.
The Rangers picked up another win on Thursday after defeating the Airdrie CFR Bisons 7-3. Maloney scored a hat trick with goals in all three periods of play, Kai Billey scored twice in the second and third periods, and Ryley Cyca and Brett Boucher each put pucks in the net.
The Rangers were dealt a crushing blow Friday when they lost 12-2 to Yale Hockey Academy. Quinn Szpak scored in the first period on a powerplay, and Kai Billey managed to sneak in a goal before the end of the game, although it was not enough to catch up to Yale.
Saturday's division final against St. Georges's School out of Vancouver marked the end of the road for the Rangers. They opened the scoring in the first period with two goals from Daniel Kozakewich and Bronson Seymour. Kai Billey Scored late into the second period; however, St. Georges had caught up and ran away with the lead, taking the 4-3 win over the Rangers.