Lightning zap Stampeders
The visiting Stettler Lightning got four goals from Ryan Traynor in a 9-5 Heritage Junior B Hockey League win over the Ponoka Stampeders Wednesday.
Cody Smitten tallied twice for the winners, with Claye Spady, Brett Muhlbach and Clayton Herzog adding single goals. Replying for the Stampeders were Andrew Walker, with two goals, Jordan Duthie, Travis Kirchner and Devon Cole.
Lightning netminders Jarvis Bender and Landon Schmidt made a total of 18 saves, while Nicholas Lischka stopped 38 shots at the other end.
River Glen girls rolling
Abby Bush scored 14 points to lead the River Glen girls middle school basketball team past Delburne 48-33 on Thursday.
Jannelle Van Tetering added 12 points for River Glen while Kristy Lemieux led Delburne with 10.
Optimist Rebels lose in Leduc
LEDUC —The Red Deer Midget AAA Optimist Rebels failed to increase their four-point lead over the Lethbridge Titans in the Alberta Midget Hockey league South Division Thursday when they lost 5-2 to the Leduc Oil Kings.
No details were available at press time.
The Rebels still have two games in hand over the Titans and are off until Jan. 29 when they host the Lloydminster Bobcats at the Arena at 8 p.m. The AMHL All-star game is Sunday in Calgary at 1 p.m. and will include four Rebel players — Colin Valcourt, Sam Jardine, Mac Engel and Calyton Petrie — and will be coached by Doug Quinn and the rest of the Rebels’ staff.