Local sports briefs – December 15

Four members of the Exelta Gymnastics Club have earned the right to compete in the 2010 Alberta Winter Games.

Gymnasts earn spot at Winter Games

Four members of the Exelta Gymnastics Club have earned the right to compete in the 2010 Alberta Winter Games.

During the Winter Games Zone 4 qualifying event in Red Deer the past weekend, Kaelan Hayter and Hannah Bilsborrow finished one-two in the provincial 4 level and Julia Plain and Summer Anderson were first and second in provincial 3.

The 2010 Alberta Winter Games are scheduled for Feb. 4-7 in the Lakeland Region.


Renegades win

Amer Halilic netted six goals and Ajdin Sarcevic scored three as the Red Deer Renegades Under-12 Tier 1 boys bombed Edmonton Victoria 14-0 in soccer action at Sherwood Park on Sunday.

Dillon Bouma and Alex Moore each tallied twice for the Renegades, who also got a single goal from Antonio Suhalj.


Carstar victorious

Lee Sprunger poured in 35 points on Sunday to lead Carstar to a 91-56 Central Alberta Senior Men’s Basketball Association win over Blarney Stone.

Mark Salkeld added 22 points for the winners. For Blarney Stone, Barry Leiske scored 22 and Jer Roberge netted 14.


Grizzlys win

CALGARY — Jordan Kwas sniped an overtime goal to lift the Olds Grizzlys past the Calgary Royals 7-6 in an Alberta Junior Hockey League game on Monday.

The Grizzlys trailed 6-4 with eight minutes remaining in the third period, but goals from Taylor Elliott and Matt Tinordi, who connected at 16:43, pulled the visitors even.

Taylor Bourne scored twice for the Grizzlys, who got additional goals from Frank Carbonaro and Chad Berglund.

Christopher Levy tallied twice for the Royals, who chased Olds starting netminder Marc Boulanger with three unanswered goals on 14 shots by the nine-minute mark of the second period.

John Lidgett, Cam Lamoureux, Brandon Nowakowski and Simon Skrudland also scored for the home side.

Brayden Hopfe stopped 17 of the 20 shots he faced in the Grizzlys net after replacing Boulanger.

Jacob Edwards made 34 saves for Calgary.

The Grizzlys host the Grande Prairie Storm at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.


Minor Hockey

Midget 15-year-old

Brady Bakke notched two goals in a losing cause as the Red Deer IROC Chiefs fell 6-5 to the visiting Calgary Stampeders during the weekend.

Dason Sydora made 31 saves for the Chiefs, who got additional goals from Robin Carlson, Dylan Hollman and Nick Keoughan.

Midget

Red Deer Prairie Bus Lines split a pair of weekend A contests, edging Rimbey 4-3 and falling 8-1 to Sundre.

Braden Dufresne, Thomas Baggaley, Chase Nault and Rylan Gallant scored against Rimbey, while winning goalie Zac Lambert stopped 57 shots. Dufresne scored the lone goal and Lambert made 50 saves in the loss to Sundre.

Peewee Girls

Mairead Bast scored the lone goal for the Red Deer Sutter Fund A Chiefs in a 5-1 loss to Okotoks in the championship final of a weekend tournament at Lethbridge.

The Chiefs opened the tournament with a 6-0 win over Lomond, lost 8-1 to Okotoks and earned a spot in the final with a 4-2 victory over Lethbridge.

Bast, Brooke Cassidy and Breanna Martin each notched two goals against Lomond, Martin connected in the round-robin loss to Okotoks and Martin, Dhaina Davis, Lexi Davis and Shayna Deary were the snipers against Lethbridge.


Heritage B Junior Hockey

The Red Deer Vipers and Blackfalds Wranglers were winners in Heritage Junior B Hockey League action on Sunday.

The Vipers ventured into Strathmore and strafed the Wheat Kings 9-3, while the Wranglers were 6-4 victors over the visiting Three Hills Thrashers.

Brennen Tymchyshyn potted a pair of goals for the Vipers. Patrick Amell, Joel Pelletier, Devon Jonson, Maverick Blair, David Foord, Mario Cote and Zach Giles also scored for the visitors, who held a 47-28 edge in shots. Red Deer netminder Mike Stonehouse made 25 saves.

At Blackfalds, Jason Bell tallied twice for the Wranglers, who got single goals from Kyle Maas, Karson French, David Jantzie and Jared Lenz and a 21-save effort from Tanner Schalin. Scott Bell fired three goals for the Thrashers, while Calvin Main also scored and Simon Thieleman stopped 40 shots.

Also on Sunday, Ryan Petrie and David Waisanen scored for the Rimbey Rock in a 5-2 loss to the host Banff Academy Bears. Joel Richard made 33 saves for the Rock, who were outshot 38-34.

In other Heritage League weekend action involving Central Alberta teams:

• The Stettler Lightning fell 7-5 to the host Coaldale Copperheads, getting two goals from Adam McDavid and singles courtesy of Orie Spearing, Cody Smitten and Brett Ouellete in the process.

Lightning netminder Garrett Laidler made 22 saves as Stettler held a 40-29 advantage in shots.

• The Wranglers roared past the Lightning 7-1 at Stettler, where Maas and Kurtis Ross each tallied twice and French, Jantzie and Brant Leischner also scored for the winners.

Steve Blacklock potted the lone goal for the Lightning.

Layne Swier made 20 saves for the Wranglers, with Stettler netminders Laidler and Landon Schmidt combining to stop 32 shots.

• The Ponoka Stampeders got their only goal from Cody Marquart in a 9-1 loss to the host Okotoks Bisons.

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