Local sports briefs – February 26

The Bentley Generals, who lost just one regular-season game en route to finishing first in the Chinook Hockey League, have placed five players on the league’s first all-star team.

Five Generals voted to all-star team

The Bentley Generals, who lost just one regular-season game en route to finishing first in the Chinook Hockey League, have placed five players on the league’s first all-star team.

Voted to the first squad are forwards Curtis Austring and Sean Robertson, who finished one-two in league scoring, defencemen Joe Vandermeer and Don Morrison, and goaltender Scott Galenza.

The other members of the first team are Fort Saskatchewan Chiefs forward Bryan Forslund and Lloydminster Border Kings defenceman Joel Andresen (tie).

Innisfail Eagles forward Sean Fischer was named to the second all-star team, which consists also of defencemen Ben Lindemulder of the Chiefs and Dallas Fallscheer of the Border Kings, forwards Doug Auchenberg and Tate Locke of the Stony Plain Eagles and Mike Hurley of the Chiefs (tie), and Stony Plain netminder Jason Fricker.

Meanwhile, the Generals will host Fort Saskatchewan tonight at 8:30 p.m. at the Bentley Arena in the first game of the best-of-three Chinook League championship series. The second game is set for Saturday at 8 p.m. in Fort Saskatchewan.

Raiders split with Broncs

PONOKA — The Lindsay Thurber Raiders split their Central Alberta High School Basketball League twin bill with the Ponoka Broncs Thursday, winning the girls’ contest 75-52 and losing the boys’ game 90-79.

Keitlyn Williams had 16 points and Carlee Harrison 12 for the LTCHS girls while Wendy Smith dropped in 12 for Ponoka.

In the boys’ game, Brandon Hatala had 30 points, Kirby Dool 20 and Lane Hudson 15 for Ponoka with Ryan Clark hitting 13 and Warren Johnston and Grady Bowd nine each for the Raiders.

The Raiders still won the league title with a 7-1 record.

Both LTCHS teams finished first among the zone 4A teams and will receive a bye into the best-of-three league finals.

Notre Dame will host Hunting Hills in a sudden-death semifinal March 4. The zone final begins March 10 at LTCHS with the second games March 12 and the third games, if needed, March 13.

Archery Association staging shoot

The Central Alberta Archery Association will stage the eighth edition of the Mother of All Shoots today to Sunday at the Westerner Stockmen’s Pavilion.

Registration will be held tonight and the competition will begin Saturday, to be followed by Sunday’s finals.

AA Chiefs take series lead

The Red Deer Service Plus Chiefs downed the Innisfail Eagles 4-1 in the opening game of their two-game, total-goal bantam AA hockey zone playoff series Wednesday.

Cole Visser scored twice for the Chiefs with singles added by Ben Hilsabeck and Ryan Strome.

Goaltender Nicholas Galenzoski finished with 19 saves while the Chiefs had 28 shots on goal.