Athlete of the week
Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs goaltender Camille Trautman turned aside all 25 shots she faced in an 8-0 Alberta Major Midget Female Hockey League regular-season ending win over visiting Grande Prairie Sunday. Trautman posted a .937 save percentage, a 1.61 goals-against average and a 16-8-4 record during the regular season, helping the Chiefs finish second to the Calgary Flyers in the South Division.
U-12 Renegades roll over Scotts in indoor soccer play
Emily Downey scored a pair of goals to lead the Red Deer Renegades to a 6-4 victory over Edmonton Scottish in U12 Tier II girls indoor soccer league play.
Jayda Aasman, Madison Fisher, Elle Degraff and Lauchlyn Martens added single markers.
Silver for Pearmans in speed skating championships
The three Pearman sisters all turned in second-place overall performances at the Canadian long track speed skating championships during the weekend. Tess had a gold, two silver and a bronze in the midget division while Maddison had a gold and two silver in juvenile and Brooke four silver in junior.
The Red Deer Pro-Stitch Chiefs tied the Bow Valley Timberwolves 4-4 in Cochrane Saturday and lost 5-2 to the Airdrie Lightning at home Friday in AA league action.
Ross Cunningham had two goals and an assist Saturday, with Cole deGraaf and Joel Scheelar potting single markers. Taylor Steele made 32 saves.
DeGraaf had both goals against the Lightning.
The Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs downed Innisfail 6-2 Friday and 6-1 Saturday in A league playoff games.
Madison Moskowy, Marianne Currie, Haley Cramer, Haley Poch, Ashley Graf and Robyn Colonna scored once each on Friday, with Nora Freschler picking up the win in net, making 18 saves.
Morgan Spooner and Tori Hoffart connected for Innisfail.
Emma Malsbury had three goals Saturday, with Charissa Kadar, Currie and Graf adding one goal apiece. Dreschler finished with 21 saves.
Hoffart connected for Innisfail.
The Red Deer Service Plus Chiefs edged the Red Deer Steel Kings 4-3 in AA league action Friday.
Jayden Rausch had two goals and Gabe Bast and Brett Hoppus one each for the Chiefs, while Ian McLellan, Chandler Knibb and James Gaume scored for the Kings. Joey Desrosiers made 26 saves for the Chiefs, who had 28 shots on Brody Thomas.
On Sunday, the Chiefs dropped a 7-5 decision to Medicine Hat.
Bast had a pair of goals with Tristan Rebman, Ryan Strome and Rausch adding one each. Goaltender Nicholas Galenzoski faced 52 shots.
The Steel Kings also dropped a 7-3 decision to Medicine Hat Saturday, with Allan Pruss, Connor Einhorn and Mark Griffith scoring once each. Jayden Sittler made 45 saves.
The Red Deer Southside Stingers won two of three starts in the Alix B tournament during the weekend. The Stingers downed Fort Saskatchewan 8-4 and Wetaskiwin 11-2 and lost 10-6 to Alix/Bashaw.
Colten Johnson and Travis Mears scored three goals each against Fort Saskatchewan, with Kyle Skogen and Gavin Holm adding single markers. Mears also added two assists.
Jaxon Thompson and Johnson scored three times each against Wetaskiwin, while Skogen and Brandt Burzuk each potted two goals and Holm one.
Johnson had three goals against Alix/Bashaw, with singles added by Kody Kapalka, Skogen and Holms.
Notre Dame wins St. Joseph’s basketball tournament
EDMONTON — The Notre Dame Cougars downed Edmonton Bishop McNally, who are ranked sixth in the province, 67-59 in the final of the St. Joseph’s Classic senior high school boys’ basketball tournament Saturday.
Connor McLachlan was named the tournament MVP with Jordan Handel on the all-star team.
• Archbishop O’Leary of Edmonton defeated Notre Dame 68-39 in the boys’ championship final of the Lindsay Thurber junior varsity basketball tournament Saturday.
O’Leary beat W.P. Wagner of Edmonton 67-50 in their opening game Friday and downed Spruce Grove 64-40 in the semifinals.
Notre Dame stopped Edmonton St. Francis Xavier 58-48 in their opener before downing Hunting Hills 59-47 in the semifinal.
Hunting Hills, who beat Memorial Comp of Stony Plain 48-26 in their first game, downed Spruce Grove 60-47 in the third-place game.
LTCHS Raiders, who dropped an 83-79 decision to Spruce Grove in their opener, beat St. Francis 78-66 in the consolation final. The Raiders stopped W.P. Wagner 58-47 in the semifinal.
Sir Winston Churchill of Calgary took the girls’ title with a 66-47 decision over Spruce Grove.
Churchill beat LTCHS 57-26 in the semifinals after downing Archbishop O’Leary 66-42 in their first game.
Spruce Grove defeated Notre Dame 59-30 and Memorial Comp 61-35 to reach the final.
LTCHS, who downed St. Francis 45-31 in their opener, downed Memorial 48-29 in the third-place game.
In the other first-round game Memorial defeated Hunting Hills 38-23.
Notre Dame beat Hunting Hills 50-40 in the consolation semifinals then lost 75-48 to O’Leary.
St. Francis beat Hunting Hills 51-31 to take seventh place
• PONOKA — Louis St. Laurent of Edmonton downed the host Ponoka Broncs 58-50 in the final of the Ponoka Pump basketball tournament Saturday.
Louis St. Laurent reached the final with a 59-52 win over Beaumont in the semifinals after downing Wetaskiwin 68-66 Friday.
Ponoka defeated Highwood of High River 62-41 in the semifinals following a 67-55 win over Christ The King of Leduc Friday.
Highwood downed Beaumont 62-57 to take third place while Morinville defeated Leduc 67-59 in the fifth-place contest.
Jackson earns quad gold at gymnastics Exelta Cup
Kyle Jackson turned in a sparkling performance for the Red Deer Exelta Gymnastics Club at the Exelta Cup during the weekend.
Jackson picked up four gold and three silver in winning the level I 12-and-under boys’ artistic title.
He won the pommel horse, the floor exercise and high bar to go with the all-around crown. He was also second on the rings, vault and parallel bars.
Red Deer athletes dominated the level 4 category with Alan Ng, Connor Trepanier second and Dylan Patsula third.
Ng won the floor, vault and high bar while taking third on the horse and parallel bars.
Trepanier was first on the horse and rings, second on the parallel bars, fourth on the high bar and seventh on the floor while Patsula won the parallel bars was second on the horse and rings, third on vault, fifth on high bar and ninth on the floor.
Jared Hoffman placed third in the level I 10-and-under while winning the vault and taking third on the floor and rings, fourth on the high bar and sixth on the horse.
Michell Kalan was third all-around in the level II 12-and-under category while taking top spot on the floor, second on the vault and parallel bars, third on the high bar, fourth on the horse and sixth on the rings.
Paul Dan was fourth in the level I 12-and-under division as he was fourth on the floor, fifth on the horse and high bar, sixth on the rings and parallel bars and ninth on the vault.
Soehn, Madeline grab medals two each in trampoline
Kalena Soehn and Madeline Potter were double medalists in the women’s A division for the Red Deer Thunder Country Trampoline Club at the Red Deer Exelta Cup during the weekend.
The two teamed to win the synchronized trampoline title while Potter won the level D tumbling crown and Soehn was second in individual trampoline.
Soehn was also sixth in level C tumbling.
Zachary Blakely won the double-mini-trampoline (DMT) title in the men’s B division and teamed with Pierson Kooman to finish second in synchronized trampoline.
Kooman was fourth in DMT, fifth on the trampoline and sixth in level D tumbling.
Sam Peters won the DMT in the men’s C category while finishing fourth on the trampoline.
Caiden Cline was a double silver medalist in the men’s A category, finishing second in level B tumbling and trampoline while taking seventh in DMT.
Brandalynn Muhlbeier and Michaela Marchuk finished second in the women’s B synchronized trampoline. Muhlbeier was fourth in the DMT and ninth on trampoline while Potter took ninth in DMT and fifth in level B tumbling.
Laura Arnush and Jordan Smith-Morphy combined to finish third in synchronized trampoline in the women’s C division while Smith-Morphy was seventh in the DMT and 10th on the trampoline.
Karalyn Idland placed eighth on the trampoline and ninth in DMT in the women’s A division.
Kraze crush Twisters in C final
The Red Deer Communications Group Kraze downed the Red Deer Ice Twisters 10-3 in the petite C final of the Edmonton Silver Ring tournament during the weekend.
Kallie Loewen scored five times for the Kraze with Lizzy Cundict adding four goals and Charlotte Janes one.
Kaylee Sawchuk had two goals and Kylie Marshall one for the Ice Twisters, who beat the Kraze 7-3 in the round-robin.
Holly Daniel had four goals, Tate Lokos, Macy Lokos and Amy Mulder one each for the Ice Twisters while Loewen had two goals and Cundict one for the Kraze.
Earlier the Kraze downed the Edmonton Herricanes 12-0 and the Calgary Funky Monkeys 7-5.
Loewen and Cundict had four goals each against the Herricanes with Janes, Hailey Senger, Allison Harman and Sarah Koopmans adding one each. Sally Buzzing recorded the shutout.
Loewen added five goals against the Monkeys with Cundict and Janes potting singles.
The Kraze also picked up the Betty Daniels award for the most sportsmanlike team.
Vipers bit Wheat Kings
David Foord tallied twice for the Red Deer Vipers in a 7-3 Heritage Junior B Hockey League win over the Strathmore Wheat Kings Saturday at the Arena.
Also scoring for the winners were Maverick Blair, Brennen Tymchyshyn, Colton Sutter, Braden Corbett and Justin Moir. Mike Stonehouse made 24 saves for the Vipers, who held a 53-27 advantage in shots.
Red Deer was assessed five of nine minor penalties and the teams split 10 fighting majors.
In other Heritage League games involving Central Alberta teams:
• The Ponoka Stampeders were 8-4 losers to the host Coaldale Copperheads Saturday, getting three goals from Gage Rosie and one from Jarvis Nederlof. Garret Montour made 40 saves for the Stampeders, who were outshot 48-31.
• The visiting Stettler Lightning, with Clayton Herzog scoring twice, rolled over the Rimbey Rock 8-2 Friday.
The Lightning got additional goals from Mitch Finkbiner, Jeff Kohut, Gavin Brandl, Myles Rindal, Todd Potempa and Lanny Duncan. Cale Walker and Connor Sibbet scored for Rimbey.
Lightning netminder Landon Schmidt made 32 saves, while Joel Richard blocked 43 shots for the Rock.
• Scott Bell fired two goals for the Three Hills Thrashers in Friday’s 5-4 victory over the visiting Cochrane Generals. Todd Callaghan, Calvin Main and Kyle McCormick also connected for the winners, while Simon Thielman turned aside 33 shots.
• The Blackfalds Wranglers suffered just their second setback of the season Friday, falling 8-1 to the host Airdrie Thunder.
Scott Kallis notched the lone goal for the Wranglers, who got a 26-save effort from Tanner Schalin while being outshot 34-33.
Blackfalds bombed the Rock 8-1 Sunday night at Rimbey. Details were unavailable.
Generals edge Border Kings
Kevin Smyth scored the lone goal in a shootout, giving the Bentley Generals a 3-2 Chinook Hockey League win over the host Lloydminster Border Kings Saturday.
Smyth also tallied during regulation time, with Darryl LaPlante notching the other goal for the Generals. Adam Creasy and Craig Bushey replied for the Border Kings.
Scott Galenza made 27 saves for Bentley. Lloydminster netminder B.J. Boxma stopped 29 shots.
• On Friday, the host Innisfail Eagles posted a 6-5 shootout victory over the Fort Saskatchewan Chiefs, as Sean Fischer was the only shooter to connect.
Fischer fired two goals in regulation time, as well, while Andrew MacKenzie, Ian Brander and Brett Sparks also scored for the Eagles. Brady Cooke had two goals for the visitors. Archie Henderson made 32 saves for Innisfail, with Garret Kindred blocking 18 shots at the other end.
• In another Friday contest, the Stony Plain Eagles waltzed into the Sylvan Lake Medican Multi-Plex and laid a 10-1 beating on the West Central Alberta Rams, whose lone goal was scored by Brett Yeo.
Marc Chmilar and Tate Locke each potted two goals for the Eagles, who fired 38 shots at Rams netminders Jordan Ramstead and Andy Sinclair. Stony Plain goaltender Jason Fricker faced 19 shots.
Bryant, Boissoin golden boxers
BONNYVILLE — A pair of Red Deer Boxing Club members captured gold at the Alberta Winter Games during the weekend.
Cody Bryant, 17, recorded an unanimous decision over Brady McMarron of Oyen in the 64-kilogram division while middleweight Carter Boissoin, 15, posted an unanimous decision over Muhammad Magrato of Lac La Biche.
“Cody jabbed and moved and put his combinations together,” said Red Deer Boxing Club coach Jim Kennedy. “Carter was patient and worked on boxing in the first round. We were up after the first and in the second and third we worked on combinations.”
Other Zone 4 results saw Riley Carruther, 14, of Rimbey win gold in the 49kg division, Dwight Coulitier, 15, of Camrose take first in the 81kg class and Cawl Brathwaite. 14, of Rimbey finish third in the 54kg category.
Webster fifth in skating at Winter Games
Red Deer Figure Skating Club’s Aubri Webster led the Zone 4 team at the Alberta Winter Games in Bonnyville during the weekend.
Webster finished fifth in the senior bronze ladies division.
• Meanwhile in the Central Region FunSkate in Carstairs the Red Deer club captured 27 medals, including nine gold.
Mackenzie Bodja, Jenne Le, Madison Buckland and Rachel Valentine were all double gold medalists with Tannis Kaun winning the gold FreeSkate title. Kaun was also third in gold interpretive.
Bodja won the introductory elements and freeskate flight 1 titles while Le won the pre-preliminary elements flight 3 title and the pre-preliminary freeskate flight 4 crown.
Buckland was also in pre-preliminary competition and took elements in flight 4 and freeskate in flight 5 while in the preliminary division Valentine won the flight 1 elements and flight 6 freeskate.
Other medal winners were:
Avery Knecht, introductory elements flight 1; Brianna Murray, primary elements flight 1, primary freeskate flight 1; Britney Wilson, preliminary elements flight 1; Taylor Mochoruk, preliminary elements flight 2; Kennedy Fahrenshon, preliminary elements flight 4; Katelyn Jensen, junior bronze elements flight 1; Brittany Goodwin, preliminary freeskate flight 6; Courtney Mielnichuk, senior bronze freeskate flight 1; Kristina Friederici, bronze interpretive.
Anica Nowochin, introductory elements flight 4; Jadyn Smith, pre-preliminary elements flight 2, pre-preliminary freeskate flight 3; Claire Tomalty, introductory freeskate flight 2; Elise Marinoski, pre-preliminary freeskate flight 4; Kennedy Fahrenschon, preliminary freeskate flight 5; Cassandra Compton, introductory interpretive flight 2.
Bronze in fencing
BONNYVILLE — Parkland Zone 4 captured a pair of bronze medals in fencing at the Alberta Winter Games during the weekend.
Surina Elidrissi took third in the women’s epee, then helped lead the zone to third in the team event.
Elidrissi played a major role in the quarter-finals. She anchored the team, beating her opponent from Zone 3 Calgary by a significant margin to put the Parkland team into the semifinals, where they lost to eventual gold medal winning Zone 6 Edmonton.
The Parkland squad downed Zone 1 Sunny South in the bronze medal contest.
In individual competition, Brandon Christensen was fourth in men’s epee, Zac Zanussi fourth in men’s sabre, Meagan McIver fourth in women’s sabre, Chelsea Butler sixth in women’s foil and Trent Antonio eighth in men’s foil.
The Red Deer Rustlers dropped a pair of junior women’s hockey league games at the Centrium Saturday, losing 6-3 to Fort Saskatchewan and 4-0 to Irma.
Melissa Clark, Brianna Purvis and Chastity Knibb scored once each for the Rustlers against Fort Saskatchewan.
Tannis Duffy and Kelly Giacobbo split goaltending duties in the two games.
The Rustlers next action is Saturday at 2:15 p.m. at the Centrium against Wainwright.
RDC badminton struggles
It wasn’t a good weekend for the RDC badminton team.
The team didn’t pick up any medals in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference singles playoffs Sunday while losing all three matches in team play.
They lost to Concordia University of Edmonton, Mount Royal University and NAIT.