Local sports briefs – February 20

Jordan Kwas scored an unassisted goal at 4:35 of the five-minute overtime period to give the Olds Grizzlys a 3-2 victory over the Camrose Kodiaks in Alberta Junior Hockey League action Friday.

Grizzlys edge Kodiaks

CAMROSE — Jordan Kwas scored an unassisted goal at 4:35 of the five-minute overtime period to give the Olds Grizzlys a 3-2 victory over the Camrose Kodiaks in Alberta Junior Hockey League action Friday.

Taylor Elliott put the game into the extra period for the Grizzlys, connecting with 30 seconds remaining in the third period. Corbin Karl had the other Olds goal while Brad McConnell and Spencer Jewell replied for the Kodiaks, who led 2-1 after the first and second periods.

Brayden Hopfe finished with 26 saves in goal for the Grizzlys, who had 38 shots on Camrose netminder Dalyn Flette.

Camrose took five of nine minor penalties while the teams split four majors.

Tough day for Peterman, Armitage

EDMONTON — Red Deer’s Lowell Peterman split a pair of games and Rob Armitage lost twice in the Alberta senior men’s curling playoffs Friday at the Thistle Club.

Peterman along with third Fred Armstrong, second Bryce Schille and lead Bob More, lost 6-5 to Mark Johnson of Edmonton then downed Armitage 10-5.

Armitage, with third Randy Ponich, second Bruce Hunt and lead Lyle Trieber, also dropped an 8-4 decision to Paul Gowsell of Calgary.

Brad Hannah of Edmonton leads the standings heading into today’s final round-robin draw with a 6-0 record while Johnson is 5-1 and Doug Zingel of Lloydminster 4-2. Peterman is fourth at 3-3 while Armitage sits at 2-4.

Sutter Fund Chiefs open playoffs with win

The Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs opened their best-of-five Alberta Major Midget Female Hockey League South Division semifinal with a 5-2 victory over the Highwood Raiders at Kin City Arenas Friday.

Janelle Froehler and Chelsea Peterson scored twice each for the Chiefs with Rachael Hoppins connecting once.

The Chiefs trailed 1-0 after 20 minutes before scoring three answered second-period goals.

Camille Trautman finished with 26 saves for Red Deer, who had 31 shots on goal.

The teams meet today in High Rivers with the third game Sunday at 2:45 p.m. at the Red Deer Arena.

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