Peace Region teams win first games at provincials

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Peace Region teams had a good start to the Junior B Hockey Championships at the County Sportsplex yesterday.

The County of Grande Prairie JDA Kings beat the Blackfalds Wranglers 6-4 thanks to four goals in the third period to break a 2-2 tie.

The Kings got two goals each from Daniel Bishop and Corey Wamsteeker while Sheldon McArthur each scored one.

The North Peace Navigators also won their first game 8-7 against the Calgary Royals.

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Elsewhere, the Okotoks Bisons beat the St. Albert Merchants 4-3, and the Fort Saskatchewan Hawks beat the Cold Lake Ice 4-2.

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