Athlete of the week
First-year point guard Katlyn Olsen played a major role in the RDC Queens weekend sweep of the Briercrest Bible College Clippers in Alberta Colleges Women’s Basketball League play at RDC. Olsen scored 25 points, had seven assists and six rebounds in the two games. The Queens have won five games in a row and moved into a tie for third place in the Southern Division with Medicine Hat at 5-7.
Power drain Sting in ringette action
The Central Alberta Open B Power downed the Central Alberta U16 AA Sting 5-2 in the final of the initial Central Alberta U16 AA Ringette Classic during the weekend.
The Sting finished first in the four-team round-robin pool with a 3-0 record, beating the Vancouver Storm 7-1, the Regina Stingers 5-3 and the Power 9-7.
The Power tied for second with Regina at 1-1-1 as they downed Vancouver 8-1 and tied Regina 6-6 and finished second because of a better goals-for-and-against record.
Marchuk rings in New Year with karate medal haul
PENHOLD — Nick Marchuk led the Red Deer Cheney Karate Studios with two gold and two bronze at the Central Alberta New Year Martial Arts championship during the weekend.
Marchuk won the 12-13 year-old blue-brown belt sparring and musical forms titles while taking third in the forms and teaming with Jack Marchuk and Samuel Abijero to finish third in team forms.
Jack Marchuk was second in the eight-nine year-old orange-green belt forms and sparring while Abijero won the eight-nine year-old forms.
Meanwhile, Gordon Mowat, Ethan Rose, Jade Cheney, Tori Marchuk and Christy Marchuk were all double gold medalists.
Mowat won the six-seven year-old white-yellow belt forms and sparring while Rose took the same titles in the six-seven year-old green-blue belt division.
Cheney won the forms and sparring in the six-seven year-old white-yellow belt category with Tori Marchuk taking first in the Little Dragons forms and sparring,.
Christy Marchuk won the executive white-orange belt sparring and forms.
Charles Mowat captured the executive white-yellow belt forms and was second in sparring while Rachel Wiebe took the 12-13 year-old white-orange belt forms and third in sparring.
Madison Von Hollen and Jaden Rose both struck gold once each.
Von Hollen won the eight-nine year-old white-yellow belt forms and Rose was first in the 12-13 year-old blue-brown belt forms.
Raven Cheney placed second in the 10-11 year-old blue-black belt forms and sparring with Keaton Erickson finishing second in both divisions of the 10-11 year-old orange-green belt category.
Julian King placed second in the 10-11 year-old white-yellow belt sparring and third in forms while Tanner Shackleton was second in the 13-14 year-old white-orange belt sparring and John McInnes second in the men’s intermediate kickboxing.
Optimists hot in Calgary
CALGARY — The Red Deer Midget AAA Optimist Rebels took three of four points out of Calgary this weekend after tying the Flames 2-2 on Sunday in Alberta Midget Hockey League action.
Troy Klaus opened the scoring for the Rebels at the midway point of the first period, but the Flames scored twice in the second period to take a 2-1 lead into the final frame. Rebels defenceman Sam Jardine scored with 3:20 remaining in regulation to secure the tie. Travis Weber made 26 saves for the Rebels who were out shot 28-21.
Red Deer beat the Calgary Royals 5-1 on Saturday.
The Rebels are back in Calgary on Tuesday to play the Northstars at 7:30 p.m.
Sutter Fund Chiefs stumble
The Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs managed only one of four points during a pair of Alberta Major Midget Female Hockey League games on the road during the weekend.
The Chiefs tied the South Division leading Calgary Flyers 2-2 Saturday after dropping a 1-0 decision to the North Division leading Edmonton Thunder Friday.
Chelsea Peterson scored her second goal of the game at 7:46 of the third period to pull out the tie against Calgary. Camille Trautman, who faced 17 shots Friday, made 30 saves against the Flyers.
The Chiefs remain in second place in the South with a 13-8-5 record, 11 points back of the Flyers and two ahead of the Highwood Raiders.
Outstanding goaltending by Tanner Jaillet earned the Red Deer Pro-Stitch Chiefs a 3-3 draw with the Red Deer Elks in weekend AA action.
Jaillet finished with 50 saves, while Jesse Rausch, Ross Cunningham and Colin Richard each scored once for Pro-Stitch, who had 24 shots on the Elks’ Jarren Nickle.
Dana Daoust, Justin Corbett and Dion Daoust connected for the Elks.
The Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs earned a pair of ties in A league action during the weekend, battling Strathmore to a 3-3 draw Friday and tying Vauxhall 2-2 Sunday.
Pamela Stewart, Emma Malsbury and Haley Cramer scored against Strathmore while Marianne Currie and Cramer connected against Vauxhall.
The Red Deer IROC Chiefs had a pair of victories during the weekend, coming from behind to edge the Airdrie/Cochrane Avalanche 4-3 Saturday and downing the Calgary Canucks 4-2 Sunday.
Cole Berreth had two goals and Nick Glackin and BJ Duffin one each against the Cancuks while Dasan Sydora made 27 saves.
Brady Bakke scored twice for the Chiefs against the Avalanche with Glackin and Dylan Hollman potting single markers. Tanner Kovacs recorded the win in goal.
• In league action Saturday the Calgary Rangers downed the Red Deer North Star Chiefs 5-3.
Chris Rauckman, Jordan Pratt and Tyler Loomer connected for the Chiefs. Adam Beukeboom made 26 saves in goal.
Major Bantam Girls
The Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs defeated the Cochrane Raiders 2-0 in major league play during the weekend.
Jessyka Holt and Taylor Hall scored ocxe each while Megan Kirkland made 15 saves for the shutout.
The Red Deer Young Guns downed the host Spruce View Stars 6-5 in the final of a B tournament during the weekend.
Evan Petriew had a pair of goals, including the winner, while Logan Maryniak, Kale Lokos, Tyler Makofka and Taylor Sincennes added singles. Rylan Bardik stopped 37 shots for the win.
Mathew Johannson had three goals and Tyson Sisson two for Spruce View.
Earlier the Young Guns beat Leduc 13-0 and the Airdrie Lightning 5-4.
Sincennes had four goals against Leduc with Makofka adding three, Mackenzie Wright and Petriew two each and Eric Simard and Maryniak one each. Bardik recorded the shutout.
Braydon Barker and Maryniak had two goals each against Airdrie with Scott Bailey adding a single marker. Bardik picked up the win in goal.
The Red Deer Holiday Inn Chiefs took second in the Lloydminster A tournament, dropping a 6-4 decision to Kerrobert in the final.
In round-robin play the Chiefs downed the Saskatoon Aces 10-2, the Prince Albert Stars 9-0 and the Tigers 4-1. They downed the Camrose Kodiaks 6-1 in the semifinal.
• The Red Deer Versa-Line Chiefs downed Innisfail 4-1 Saturday and lost 7-5 to Stettler Sunday in A league play.
Josh Ho scored twice and Brody Kalinowski and Tyler Wall once each against Innisfail while Matthew Atchison made 21 saves.
Kirt Fortney had a pair of markers against Stettler with singles added by Tanner Zentner, Wall and Josh Bussard. Nick Bilodeau and Atchison split goaltending duties.
• The Red Deer Southside Stingers won two of three games to finish second in the Clive B tournament.
The Stingers downed Olds 11-1 and Wetaskiwin 3-2 and dropped a 5-2 decision to the Clive Blackhawks.
Jaxon Thompson and Justin Anderson scored twice each against Olds with Travis Mears, Brandt Burzuk, Griffin Moline, Kody Kapalka, Kyle Skogen, Kevin Hayton and Caleb Weber adding single markers.
Skogen had two goals and Hayton one against Wetaskiwin while Mears and Weber connected against Clive.
The Red Deer KFC Chiefs won a pair of AA games, downing Sylvan Lake 4-0 Friday and Wetaskiwin 8-3 Saturday.
Austin Sim, Jayden Sitko, Jacob Stennes and Kobe Williams connected against Sylvan Lake while Justin Travis made 21 saves for the shutout.
Stennes had three goals, Adam Sandstrom two and Hunter Leslie, Devon Fankhanel and Williams one each against Wetaskiwin.