Local sports briefs -March 25

Alix native and graduating Brooks Bandits assistant captain Bryce Wilson will attend Marian University next season on an athletic scholarship.

Wilson signs with Marian University

Alix native and graduating Brooks Bandits assistant captain Bryce Wilson will attend Marian University next season on an athletic scholarship.

Wilson, 20, is a Lacombe minor hockey product who played three seasons with the Bandits of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. He will join former Brooks teammate Matt Williams of Lacombe with the Marian Sabers, a division 3 NCAA team.

Marian University is located in Fond du Lac, Wis.


Fencing club brings home six medals

Red Deer Fencing Club members snared six medals in the Calgary Centennial competition during the weekend.

Head coach Petar Toshkov took the gold in the men’s open epee, with Nathaniel Johnson claiming bronze. Toshkov narrowly eliminated Johnson 15-14 in a semifinal.

Meanwhile, Thomas Lyver struck gold in the under-17 men’s epee and earned a silver medal in the under-15 men’s epee. Zac Zanussi garnered a bronze in the U-17 men’s epee and Greer McIvor took bronze in the U-15 women’s epee.

Zanussi also placed fifth in the open men’s epee and Karren Lyver was fifth in the women’s epee.

The Red Deer Fencing Club will host the provincial championship tournament April 16-17 at the Collicutt Centre.


Holiday Inn Chiefs win league

The Red Deer Holiday Inn Chiefs downed Daysland 4-1 Sunday to capture the two-game, total-goal North Central Peewee Tier III Hockey League title 13-6.

Luke Puto, Keaton MacDonald, Braden Olsen and Bronson Spearing scored once each for the Chiefs Sunday while Tyler Driesen and Nolan MacGregor shared goaltending duties, facing 34 shots.


Amazons sweep Jr. women’s title

The Central Alberta Amazons swept the best-of-three Alberta Junior Female Hockey League final against the Spruce Grove Stars, winning 4-2 and 5-2.

Megan Dorion, Holli Duffy, Brianna Purvis and Ashley Woywitka scored once each in the opening game with Jessica Amendt making 22 saves in goal.

Noelle Gouchie and Woywitka had two goals each and Alex Kamproth one in the second game. Amendt faced only 19 shots.

The league all-star game is set for April 10 at 3:45 p.m. in Penhold.


Alumni win indoor soccer provincials

GRANDE PRAIRIE — The RDC Queens Alumni are the provincial senior tier III women’s indoor soccer champions.

The Queens dumped the Edmonton Angels Southwest United 3-1 in the final Sunday morning.

Kayla Rogers, Stephanie Connolly and Samantha Vockeroth scored once each for RDC in the first half with Brittany Purkis spoiling Katrina Loiselle’s shutout bid in the second half.

“We dominated the game,” said RDC head coach Jerry Gerling. “Our pool was much tougher than the one they came out of. We had the No. 1 ranked team out of Edmonton on our side while the Angels were ranked second.”


Warriors edge Wells

Eric Dortman had 29 points and Darren Wright 24 as the Warriors of Time downed Wells Furniture 86-78 in Central Alberta Senior Men’s Basketball Association play.

Eddie Ellis had 26 points and David McComish 15 for Wells.

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