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.

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