Local sports briefs – December 1

The Red Deer Versa-Line Chiefs A squad posted a 5-0 record to win the Toon Town Tier 2 hockey tournament in Saskatoon during the weekend.

Minor hockey

Peewee

The Red Deer Versa-Line Chiefs A squad posted a 5-0 record to win the Toon Town Tier 2 hockey tournament in Saskatoon during the weekend.

They downed the Prince Albert Canadiens 11-1 in the final after beating the Cold Lake Freeze 5-3 in the semifinal.

Earlier they beat the Saskatoon Flyers 10-0, the Saskatoon Rebels 12-1 and the Prince Albert Rangers 10-2.

• In weekend B play, Safeway defeated Red Deer Overdoor 11-9 as Dylan Huhn fired three goals, Ryan Kaxmar potted a pair and Parker Booth, Nathan Schultz, Justus Cutler, Ethan Ropcean, Austin Thorn and Connor Guttridge each had one.

For Overdoor, Jarrett Zilinski sniped four goals, Carson Stuve scored twice and Cole Fodor, Joseph Hallman and Paul Wyntjes also tallied.

Peewee Girls

The Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs A squad split a pair of league games during the weekend, beating Camrose 6-0 and losing 4-1 to the Delburne bantam girls.

Lexi Davis, Shaina Davis, Breanna Martin, Brooke Cassidy, Allison Lucas and Becky Davidson scored once each against Camrose with Kali Vail recording the shutout.

Emily Lachance comnected against Delburne, who got two goals from Brooklyn Zemiak and singles from Tiara Rudd and Taylor Ivey.


Wranglers edge Vipers

Kurtis Ross scored his league-leading 21st goal of the season at 1:23 of overtime on Monday, giving the Blackfalds Wranglers a 5-4 Heritage Junior B Hockey League win over the Red Deer Vipers at the Arena.

Ross beat Vipers netminder Jason Pohl with a snapshot from the right faceoff circle with Red Deer’s Joel Pelletier serving a tripping penalty he was assessed at 19:57 of the third period.

The Wranglers, who led 3-1 after one period and 4-3 after 40 minutes before close to 200 fans, were three-for-five on the power play while getting additional goals from Brendan MacDonald, Brad Watson, Scott Maetche and Karson French.

Colton Sutter, Braden Corbett, Josh Christensen and Justin Moir scored for the Vipers, who were zero-for-two with a man advantage.

Pohl was busy in the Red Deer net, turning aside 46 shots. Tanner Schalin made 24 saves for Blackfalds.

The Wranglers improved to 15-1-0-0 and increased their lead in the North Division to eight points over the 11-5-0-0 Vipers.


Catalinas haul in medals

Red Deer Catalina Swim Club members hauled in 45 medals, including 14 gold, in the Ponoka Cookie Classic novice meet during the weekend.

Emma Barschel and Racquel Deveau, both 11 years of age, posted provincial qualifying times in the 400m freestyle event, while Dylan MacDermaid, eight, won all five of his events and Daniel Stayer, 11, achieved personal best times in all five of his races.


Kreil, Le win gold at Calgary figure skating competition

Morgan Kreil and Jenna Le of the Red Deer Skating Club each struck gold in the Calgary Region Open during the weekend.

Kreil was victorious in the preliminary freeskate and Le took top honours in the pre-preliminary freeskate.

Meanwhile, Cassandra Compton earned a silver medal in introductory interpretive and bronze medals were won by Amy Severtson (bronze interpretive), Tannis Kaun (gold creative skills and gold freeskate) and Madison Buckland (introductory interpretive).

Other Red Deer results:

Fourth — Brianna Murray (primary freeskate flight B), Marissa Crosby (primary freeskate flight K); Fifth — Tannis Kaun (gold interpretive), Rachel Valentine (introductory interpretive), Madison Buckland (pre-preliminary freeskate); Sixth — Morgan Kreil (bronze interpretive); Seventh — Taylor Mochoruk (preliminary freeskate), Ashleigh Leinweber (pre-preliminary freeskate); Eighth: Kylie Pelletier (pre-novice freeskate), Jadyn Smith (pre-preliminary freeskate); Ninth — Pelletier (pre-novice short program).

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