Local sports briefs – November 20

The Notre Dame Cougars claimed their eighth consecutive junior girl’s volleyball championship Thursday night with a 2-0 (25-19, 25-23) win over the Hunting Hills Lightning at Lindsay Thurber High School.

Cougars make it eight straight

The Notre Dame Cougars claimed their eighth consecutive junior girl’s volleyball championship Thursday night with a 2-0 (25-19, 25-23) win over the Hunting Hills Lightning at Lindsay Thurber High School.

The Cougars beat Central Alberta Christian High School 2-1 in the semifinal to advance to the championship match.

Grizzlys edge Bonnyville

OLDS — Jordan Kwas scored at 17:09 of the third period to give the Olds Grizzlys to a 4-3 victory over the Bonnyville Pontiacs in Alberta Junior Hockey League play Thursday.

The teams split four goals in the opening frame with Kwas and Taylor Bourne connecting for the Grizzlys and Matthew Register twice for Bonnyville.

The Pontiacs grabbed a 3-2 lead at 10:12 of the middle stanza on a goal by Devon Kalinski, but Corey Campbell evened the count with a power play marker at 17:31.

Marc Boulanger finished with 19 saves for Olds, who had 48 shots on Julien Laplante.

The teams took two minor penalties each.

Colts stomp Vipers

The Red Deer Vipers dropped a 6-4 decision to the Mountainview Colts in Heritage Junior B Hockey League play in Didsbury Wednesday.

Drew Todd, Braden Corbett, Justin Moir and Devon Jonson scored once each for the Vipers, while netminder Joel Richard made 37 saves. Jason Arnason made 45 stops for the Colts, who took five of nine minor penalties. Teams split two majors and two game misconducts.

In other league action the Ponoka Stampeders edged the Stettler Lightning 3-2 on a third period power play goal by Wyatt Watson at 18:36.

Jarvis Nederlof and Cody Hagg added single goals for the winners while Cody Smitten and Clayton Herzog replied for the Lightning.

Nicholas Lischka finished with 37 saves in the Ponoka goal while Garrett Laidler made 29 saves for Stettler.

Just Posted

WATCH: Central Albertans learn about farm life at Sunnybrook Farm Museum

Pioneer Days Festival in Red Deer Saturday-Sunday

Raising awareness for Bikers Against Child Abuse

Second annual Raise A Ruckus Against Child Abuse was held at the Red Deer Radisson Hotel Saturday

Number of seniors who play bridge in Red Deer growing

Red Deer Bridge Club has been around for close to 60 years

Central Alberta Yogathon cancelled Saturday

Due to air quality concerns the fourth annual event will take place Sept. 15

Update: Buccaneers win 38-13 in final home game

Bucs off to the finals with the win

WATCH: Medicine River Wildlife Centre opens new playground

The grand opening of the playground was Saturday morning

Ottawa announces $189M to extend employment insurance for seasonal workers

ESCUMINAC, N.B. — Ottawa has announced $189 million for an employment insurance… Continue reading

Trudeau formally announces he’ll run again in next year’s election

MONTREAL — Justin Trudeau will run again in the 2019 federal election.… Continue reading

Smoke from B.C. wildfires prompts air quality advisories across Western Canada

VANCOUVER — More smoky, hazy air is expected to blanket much of… Continue reading

Anti-pipeline protesters released days before weeklong jail sentences end

MAPLE RIDGE, B.C. — Several pipeline protesters were released from a British… Continue reading

All eyes on Andrew Scheer as Conservative convention set for Halifax

OTTAWA — After a week of internal caucus squabbles, Conservative Leader Andrew… Continue reading

Trump says his White House counsel not a ‘RAT’ like Nixon’s

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — President Donald Trump insisted Sunday that his White House… Continue reading

Wildfire moves closer to Glacier National Park’s scenic road

MISSOULA, Mont. — A wildfire in Montana’s Glacier National Park is forcing… Continue reading

Prime Minister Trudeau, Premier Couillard march in Montreal’s Pride parade

MONTREAL — Thousands of cheering spectators lined the streets of Montreal on… Continue reading

Most Read


Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $185 for 260 issues (must live in delivery area to qualify) Unlimited Digital Access 99 cents for the first four weeks and then only $15 per month Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $15 a month