Local sports briefs – December 8

The Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs trailed 3-1 after the first period en route to a 5-3 loss to host Medicine Hat in an Alberta Major Midget Female Hockey League game on Sunday.

Minor Hockey

The Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs trailed 3-1 after the first period en route to a 5-3 loss to host Medicine Hat in an Alberta Major Midget Female Hockey League game on Sunday.

Chelsea Peterson, Ashley Wilson and Hayley Helland notched the Red Deer goals. Camille Trautman made 35 saves in a losing cause as the Chiefs were outshot 40-31.

l In boys bantam A action, Ross Heidt, Matthew Krusky, Colton Levie and Jacob Bottomley each sniped two goals for the Red Deer Frontier Chiefs in a 13-6 win over Hobbema.

Also scoring for Frontier were Justin Vantetering, Tyler Chavez-Leach, Brett Marsollier, Blake Draper and Brandon Magill, while Tanner Fandrey made 44 saves.

Men’s Basketball

Mark Salkeld’s 27-point effort paced Carstar to a 91-68 Central Alberta Senior Men’s Basketball Association victory over Carpet Doctor on Sunday.

Jordan Reiter added 14 points for the winners, with Brian Thifault scoring 26 points and Ben Larsen adding 21 in a losing cause.

In another game, Troy Normand netted 22 points to lead Damage Inc. past the Sylvan Lake Storm 67-46. Chester Mah contributed 11 points for the winners and Eddie Ellis had 10 for the Storm.

Earthquakes rattle way to ringette title

Mackenzie Lindholm scored three times to lead the Red Deer HPC Earthquakes to a 7-3 win over the host Oxygen in Sunday’s petite A final of the Lacombe Ice Breaker ringette tournament.

Lauren Jewkes added two goals for the Earthquakes, who got singles from Isabel St. Pierre and Kaylee Domoney.

The Red Deer squad opened the weekend competition with a 15-2 thumping of the Calgary NW Adrenaline. Lindholm, Domoney, St. Pierre and Kelsey Lalor each sniped three goals, with Madisson Toppe scoring twice and Kristen Demale adding one.

Lindholm and Toppe each tallied twice as the Earthquake followed with an 8-2 win over Sherwood Park. Rounding out the Red Deer attack were Domoney, Lalor, Demale and St. Pierre with single goals.

The Earthquake qualifed for the gold-medal game by wiping out the St. Albert Zaboom 8-0. Alison Schlachter recorded the shutout, while Domoney fired four goals, Toppe contributed a pair and Lalor and Hilary Hardy each scored once.

Ubels boots Renegades to victory

Laryssa Ubels, a call-up from the under-16 team, scored twice as the Red Deer Renegades under-18 tier 1 girls downed the host Edmonton Scottish 5-4 in weekend soccer action. Ashley Box, Adi Moyer and Natalie Boisvert each netted a goal for the Renegades, who rallied from a 4-1 halftime deficit.

Grizzlys Boulanger is player of week

Olds Grizzlys netminder and Sundre native Marc Boulanger is the Alberta Junior Hockey League player of the week.

Boulanger, who blocked pucks with the Pacific region champion and Telus Cup host Red Deer midget AAA Optimist Rebels during the 2006-07 season, was 2-0-1 in three AJHL games last week and stopped 100 of the 1005 shots he faced. His play has helped the Grizzlys post an 8-1-1-0 record in the last 10 games.

The 19-year-old is in his third season with the Grizzlys and has committed to the University of Massachusetts Lowell for the 2010-11 season.

Boukre named RDC athlete of week

Karla Boukre of the Queens hockey team is the Moxie’s Classic Grill RDC athlete of the week.

Last season’s Queens rookie of the year and a second-year Bachelor of Science student fired four goals — including a penalty-shot marker — and added an assist as RDC downed the visiting Mount Royal Cougars 5-1 last Thursday.

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