Local sports briefs – February 18

A pair of teams out of the Red Deer Curling Centre advanced to the provincial juvenile (U18) championships, which are set for March 4-7 in Wainwright.

Peterman and Parcels advance to provincials

A pair of teams out of the Red Deer Curling Centre advanced to the provincial juvenile (U18) championships, which are set for March 4-7 in Wainwright.

Girls’ defending provincial champion Jocelyn Peterman won the A event in the Southern Alberta championships while Shane Parcels took the B title on the boys’ side.

Peterman downed Kaitlin McKay of Lethbridge 9-1, Kayla Ramstad of Airdrie and the Red Deer Curling Centre 6-4 and Courtney Missikewitz of Airdrie 10-3.

Parcels opened with a 6-4 win over Geoff Nicholson of Calgary before losing 6-5 to Joshua Bowyer of Medicine Hat. He then defeated Devon Pike of Calgary 8-3, Michael Roy of Calgary 7-3, Lucas Scott of Calgary 7-2 and Cody Smith of Lethbridge/Acadia Valley 7-5.

Lightning opens against Archbisop MacDonald

The host Hunting Hills Lightning will face Archbishop MacDonald of Edmonton in both the boys’ and girls’ opening games of the annual Hunting Hills senior basketball tournament at 1 p.m. Friday.

Lloydminster takes on Bowness at 2:45 p.m. in the boys’ division while Notre Dame clashes at Strathcona at 4:30 p.m. and Lindsay Thurber meets Grande Prairie at 6:15 p.m.

Grande Prairie won the LTCHS tournament last Saturday.

On the girls’ side, Lloydminster will face a yet to be determined opponent at 2:45 p.m. with Notre Dame facing Strathcona at 4:30 p.m. and LTCHS taking on Lord Beaverbrook of Calgary at 6:15 p.m.

The semifinals in both divisions go at noon and 1:45 p.m. Saturday with the girls’ final at 7 p.m. and the boys to follow.

Pond Hockey tournament set

Red Deer Pond Hockey will hold its final tournament of the season Saturday with more than 535 participants involved.

The tournament runs from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the South Hill Kinsmen Community Hall, Riverside Meadows, Oriole Park and Grandview.

Each team will play two games during the day for a total of 32 games.

Red Deer Pond Hockey is a low-cost, fun and family oriented no-hit hockey league for boys and girls from six to 17 years of age. There are eight teams in Division I (six-eight year-olds), 10 teams in Division II (9-11 year-olds), eight teams in Division III (12-14 year-olds) and six teams in Division IV (15-17 year-olds).

Wranglers ready to rope in Rock

The Blackfalds Wranglers will attempt to grab firm control of their Heritage Junior B Hockey League first-round playoff series when they face the host Rimbey Rock tonight at 7 p.m.

The Wranglers tipped the Rock 14-2 in the opening game of the best-of-five North Division semifinal Tuesday at Blackfalds, getting three goals from Josh McIlravey and two from each of Brant Leischner, Karson French and Kyle Maas. Brett Lapointe, Scott Maetche, Brady Poulsen, Jared Williams and David Jantzie also tallied for the winners, while Ryan Petrie and Justin Lawson replied for Rimbey.

Layne Swier stopped 13 shots for the Wranglers. Joel Richard and Aaron Shukin combined to make 49 saves for the Rock.

Kaye Kronebusch topple Royals

HMI got 22 points from Curtis Slater and 18 from Kaye Kronebusch in downing the RDC Royals 98-55 in Central Alberta Senior Men’s Basketball Association action Tuesday.

Ben Cripps had 18 points for RDC.