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Raiders advance to semis of Mac's midget hockey tournament

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According to the Mac's Midget Hockey Tournament website, the Highwood Raiders, based out of High River, Alberta (forty minutes south of Calgary) have advanced to the female semi-finals of the Mac's Midget Hockey Tournament on Thursday.

On Wednesday, the Raiders improved to 4-0 in the round robin with a 3-1 win over the Melville Fox FM Prairie Fire. Gabrielle Seper led the Raiders with a goal and an assist. The Raiders will now play the Fraser Valley Phantom in one semi-final, with the Westman Wildcats (out of Hartney, Manitoba) playing the Edmonton Thunder in the other semi-final.

In the male quarterfinals, the Regina Pat Canadians are playing an under-17 team from Switzerland, the Sherwood Park J Ennis Kings are playing the Notre Dame Argos, the Okanagan Rockets are playing the South Side Athletic Club Boston Pizza Athletics (based out of Edmonton) and the Finland under-17 team will play the Alaska Junior Aces. All Calgary-based teams have been knocked out on the male side.

The semi-finals for the boys will take place at 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. at the Max Bell Centre, with the finals for the boys and girls taking place tomorrow at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

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