Local sports briefs – November 23

Bart Moran scored twice to lead the Olds Grizzlys past the Calgary Canucks 5-1 in an Alberta Junior Hockey League game Monday before 140 fans at the Max Bell Centre.

Grizzlys beat Canucks

CALGARY — Bart Moran scored twice to lead the Olds Grizzlys past the Calgary Canucks 5-1 in an Alberta Junior Hockey League game Monday before 140 fans at the Max Bell Centre.

The Grizzlys, who led 2-1 after 40 minutes following a scoreless first period, got additonal goals from Connor Buchanan, Taylor Bourne and Dylan Hubbs.

Matt Chomyc replied for the Canucks.

Brandon Thiessen turned aside 31 shots as the winning netminder. Canucks goaltender Devon Dell made 29 saves.

The Grizzlys host the Canucks Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Sports Complex.


Williams nabs NCAA scholarship

Lacombe product and Brooks Bandits forward Andy Williams has secured an NCAA Division III hockey scholarship to Marian University in Fond du Lac, Wisc.

Williams is in his second season with the Alberta Junior Hockey League’s Bandits and previously played with the midget AAA Red Deer Optimist Rebels.

He originally signed with the Fort McMurray Oil Barons and was traded to Brooks in 2008 while a member of the Optimist Rebels.

Williams will join his older brother, Matt, at Marian University. The brothers also played together in Brooks.

“There aren’t enough descriptors for the contribution Andy makes to our hockey club,” Bandits head coach/GM Ryan Papaioannou said in a press release.

“He is the type of player who will be sadly missed upon his graduation to Marian.

“Andy has played an important role on our penalty kill this season along with numerous key defensive minutes.

“His dressing room attitude and serious approach to each day have earned him this opportunity to continue playing in the NCAA. Andy’s positive outreach within the community has also made him a fan favorite.”


Minor Hockey

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The Red Deer Elks split a pair of AA league games during the weekend, beating the Calgary NW Stamps 3-2 and losing 4-3 to the Bow Valley Timberwolves.

Justin Corbett had two goals and Kevin Innes one against the Stamps while Brock Forbes had two assists and Dasan Sydora stopped 37 shots in goal.

Cody Lemon, Braden Dufresne and Joel Scheelar scored against the Timberwolves. Tanner Lomsnes and Austin Reeves had a pair of helpers each and Davis Reykdal faced 23 shots.

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The Red Deer Frontier Chiefs split a pair of A league games during the weekend, losing 10–3 in Rocky Mountain House Saturday and beating Ponoka 6–3 at home Sunday.

Blake VanderLinden scored twice and Daniel Billett once against Rocky while Declan Johnston had three goals and Bryan Bargery, Ty Makofka, and Kane LeBlanc one each against Ponoka. Zane Steeves was in goal for both games.


Badminton teams play well at ACAC meet

Despite battling from a number of injuries and the flu, the RDC badminton team turned in a solid performance at an Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference meet at NAIT during the weekend.

The men’s doubles team of Andrew James and Jeffrey Cazes placed fifth while James put together a four-match winning streak in men’s singles before losing in the consolation final.

Kailey Fauville won the women’s singles consolation crown and teamed with Paige Currah to finish fifth in women’s doubles.


Broncos capture silver, bronze

OLDS — The host Olds College Broncos captured silver and bronze respectively in the women’s and men’s divisions of the Alberta College Athletic League volleyball championships during the weekend.

The Lady Broncos, with the youngest roster in the tournament, fell just short in the gold-medal match, losing 25-17, 13-25, 29-31, 25-14, 13-15 to the St. Mary’s University Lightning.

Olds College defeated the Portage College Voyageurs 25-18, 27-25, 20-25, 24-26, 15-10 in the men’s bronze-medal match.

“After not making playoffs last year, this win really bodes well for the direction we want to go,” said Broncos head coach John Riemersma.

“In the bronze-medal game the team played with more intensity and energy and was able to come away with the win against Portage.

“We had some guys really step up, which brought more of a positive feel to the whole game. Even though the game went to the fifth set, I was confident that we could pull it out.”

Lady Broncos co-head coach Brittany Ehmann was equally positive about her team’s effort.

“Even though we did not walk away with the gold, I still consider every one of those athletes champions,” she said.

Olds College placed seven athletes on the All-Conference team. Colton Short and Travis Grant were named to the men’s first team, with Jaron Ternan named to the second squad, while Emma Tivador, Alexis West and Anna Tran were selected to the women’s first team and Lindsay Bart to the second All-Conference team.

Both Olds College teams will compete in the Western Canada championships in Saskatoon this weekend.

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