The 2023 Alberta Team Handball Federation Open Men’s Provincial Championship Playoffs are on there way at Level 1 Sports in Edmonton, Alberta.
On the Men's side, the day started off with two semi finals, the first beginning at 10am. The first semi final match was between between the 1st place North Star Avengers HC and 4th place Sherwood Park HC. The second semi final match featured the 3rd ranked Edmonton HC and the 2nd ranked Calgary HC.
North Star Avengers HC finished 1st in the regular season with a record of 10-2-0.
Calgary HC (8-4-0) defeated Edmonton HC (4-8-0) in the first semi final by a score of 34-27. Going 3 for 4 from the 7m line; Calgary spread around it's scoring with 6 players scoring 3 or more goals. Mihah Cuez led the way with 7 goals, Malek Chaabane netted 6 points, Gerand Christiansen and Mitch Fodor each had 5 goals, Welch Baluya sniped 4 and Kinnkade Streit added 3. Hicham Chaduch notched 2, while William Class and David Frey each added one tot he scoresheet. David Frey was also handed a Red Card and ejected from the game.
Edmonton's scoring was a little more concentrated with 3 players contributing to a majority of the offense and went 2 for 2 from the 7m line. Wilson Sterling was the most productive with 8 goals. Alex Groenen snuck 7 past the goaltender and JW Kim scored 6. Norton, Jimenez and Marin each tallied a single goal in the loss to Calgary HC.
Calgary advances to the ATHF Senior Men's Finals vs North Star Avengers HC this afternoon at Level 1 Sports in Edmonton, Alberta.