Members of the first tier 1 U18 female team in years have much to celebrate.

Over the weekend, they lost to the Okotoks Oilers in the second round of Rocky Mountain Female Hockey League (RMFHL) playoffs in a hard fought two game, total point series.

They lost the first one at home, 2-1, then 4-1 in Okotoks the next day.

That doesn't erode the fact that they placed third in their first season back and won their first round of playoffs against a Red Deer.

Up next is the Yelnats Cup, Mar. 28 to 31. It will be the largest Yelnats (Stanley spelt backwards) yet since it was established in 2000. Both the arenas of the SLS Centre and Cochrane Arena all three days.

Watch for more.