The 1998 AAA Top Guns tournament took place this weekend in Canmore, Alberta with 6 teams from the Saskatchewan and Alberta regions. The tournment round robin was tightly contested with 5 of the 6 teams finished at .500 or above and all in contention until the bitter end. In the end, it was the Saskatchwean Predators defeating the Saskatchewan Grrrowl 4-2 in the Championship final.
In the final, it was Prince Albert's Drew Warkentine scoring 3 goals which also included an EN goal. He was subsequently named MVP. For the Grrrowl, Tanner Nagal from Swift Current scoring both goals. Nagal had a pretty successful season in the SBAAHL with 11-5-16 in 24 games. Riley Woods also had a good game with a pair of assists. Woods played this past season with the Regina Senators picking up 13-8-21 in 24 games.
Tournament Scoring Leaders
1. Jordan McConnell - Airdrie Selects 5GP 8-7-15
- McConnell played 2011-2012 with the Airdrie Xtreme of the AMBHL and had 11-11-22 in 33 games.
2. Slater Dykema - Red Rock Hatters 5GP 7-5-12
- Dykema played 2011-2012 with the Medince Hat Hockey Hounds of the AMBHL and had 11-7-18 in 33 games.
3. Michael Doneff - Red Rock Hatters 5GP 4-7-11
- Doneff played 2011-2012 with Medicine Hat Hockey Hounds of the AMBHL and had 8-6-14 in just 19 games.
4. Kaidin Hodgson - Red Rock Hatters 5GP 3-8-11
- Hodgson played with the Redcliff Bantam "A" Grizzlies in 11-12 picking up 9 pts in 8 games.
5. Barrett Sheen - Airdrie Selects 5GP 5GP 5-6-11
- Sheen played with the SCAHL's Airdrie "AA" Lightning and had 19-18-37 in 32 games in 11-12.
6. Tanner Nagal - Saskatchewan Grrrowl 6GP 8-1-9
- Nagal played with Swift Current in the SBAAHL had had 11-5-16 in 24 games during the 11-12 season.
7. Riley Woods - Saskatchewan Grrrowl 6GP 2-7-9
- Woods played with the Regina Senators picking up 13-8-21 in 24 games in 11-12.
8. Tanner Fiddler - Saskatchewan Predators 6GP 5-4-9
- Fiddler played with the Prince Albert Jr. Raiders of the SBAAHL and had 7-6-13 in 23 games.
9. Owen Guenter - Airdrie Selects 5GP 3-5-8
- Guenter played this past season with the Okotoks Oilers of the AMBHL putting up 7-2-9 in 32 games.
10. Cole Keenleyside - Saskatchewan Grrrowl 6GP 4-3-7
- Keenleyside played with the Swift Current Kabos Raiders of the SBAAHL picking up 5-7-12 in 15 games.
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