When we mentioned early in the season that 99 born Zane Franklin was tearing up the ERBHL AA Bantam League. Many had the attitude of lets wait and see or it is just AA hockey etc...Well, we think Zane has now firmly entrenched his name on the scouting map heading in to his AAA Bantam season next year with his performance at the Alberta Bantam AA Provincials. Zane capped off a tremendous provincials with a 4 goal game in leading his Cold Lake Freeze - Panthers to a 6-4 win over the Calgary NWCAA Bantam Bruins. Franklin ended up leading the entire provincials in scoring despite being the youngest player there with 6-7-13 in 5 games.
During the regular season, Franklin led the ERBHL in scoring with 45-43-88 in 29 games played. He also led all goal getters in the playoffs with 19 in 11 games and finished 2nd.
Zane Franklin was an AP player with the Lloydminster Heat and looks to join Kale Clague and company next season full-time in the AMBHL.