Local sports briefs – October 13

The Calgary Bisons took top honours in the Sutter Fund major bantam hockey tournament, blanking the Red Deer Rebels White 6-0 in Sunday’s championship final at the Arena.

Calgary Bison Kyle Krabben is checked by Red Deer Rebels White Ty Chalaturnyk during the championship game of the Red deer Sutter Fund Bantam tournament on Sunday. Calgary won 6-0.

Rebels White fall in final game

The Calgary Bisons took top honours in the Sutter Fund major bantam hockey tournament, blanking the Red Deer Rebels White 6-0 in Sunday’s championship final at the Arena.

The Rebels White reached the final with a 5-4 shootout win over Spruce Grove. Steph Danielson and Kirk Johnson notched the shootout goals for the winners, who had Anthony Hamill in net.

The Bisons, meanwhile, recorded a 5-3 semifinal victory over the Red Deer Rebels Black, who got goals from Logan Fisher, Spencer Yeats and Dustin Gorgi and a 26-save effort from Matt Zentner.

In the consolation games, Airdrie whipped Okotoks 7-1 and the Edmonton Canadians downed Grande Prairie 4-0.

Chiefs chop Chaos

CALGARY — Janelle Froehler broke a 1-1 tie with 18 seconds remaining in the first period and the Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs went on to a 4-2 victory over the Calgary Chaos in Alberta Midget AAA Female Hockey League play Saturday.

Chelsea Peterson scored twice for the Chiefs with Morgan Brandl adding a single marker.

Camille Trautman made 21 saves in goal.

Rebels roll

Colin Valcourt erupted for four goals as the Red Deer Optimist Rebels rolled over the host Fort Saskatchewan Rangers 12-4 on Sunday, in the process posting their first Alberta Midget Hockey League win of the season.

Connor Hartley, Tanner Dunkle, Nathan Dennis, Kolton Gillett, Troy Klaus, Clayton Petrie, Jarrett Zentner and Kris Dalton sniped the other Rebels goals.

Petrie notched the lone Red Deer marker in a 1-1 tie with the host Lloydminster Bobcats on Saturday.

Elks crush Ice


The Red Deer Elks rolled to a pair of weekend AA victories, blanking the visiting Cranbrook Ice 8-3 and knocking off the host Airdrie Lightning 3-1.

Landon Hiebert tallied twice and Chris Robertson, Justin Moltzahn, Spencer Lee, Dion Daoust, Josh Elliott, and Tyler Poskus also scored against the Ice, Brenden Mandrusiak kicked out 23 shots for the shutout.

Against Airdrie, Dallen Hall, Hiebert and Lee each scored once for the winners and Jarren Nickle stopped 27 shots.

In other AA action, Cole deGraaf scored a third-period, short-handed marker as the Red Deer Pro-Stitch Chiefs AAs beat the host Taber Golden Suns 4-3 on Sunday. Kale Trieber, Clayton Swan and Ross Cunningham also connected for the Chiefs, while Taylor Steele turned away 46 shots to help the team to its first win of the season.

On Saturday, Treiber notched the lone goal — short-handed — and Tanner Jaillet stopped 43 shots as Pro-Stitch fell 4-1 to the host Medicine Hat Hounds.


Cole Visser, Gabe Bast and Matthrew Thissen scored for the Service Plus Chiefs in a 7-3 AA loss to Bow Valley on Sunday. Joey Desrosiers made 21 saves for Red Deer, which held a 33-28 advantage in shots.

In other AA action, the Red Deer Steel Kings suffered a pair of road losses, falling 4-2 to Taber and 3-1 to Okotoks.

Trey deGraaf and Chris Gerrie scored against Taber, with Brody Thomas making 28 saves. At Okotoks, Joel Mazurkewich notched the lone goal for the Chiefs, who got a 33-save performance from Jayden Sittler.

Bantam Girls

The Red Deer AAA Sutter Fund Chiefs, with Reanna Arnold firing three goals, opened their regular season with a 6-0 shutout of the Edmonton Lightning.

Beth Fodor, Alyssa Goodwin and Taryn Baumgardt had the other Red Deer goals, while Megan Kirkland and Jenn West shared goaltending duties. The Chiefs outshot their northern rivals 54-17.


• The Red Deer Holiday Chiefs got goals from Louis Leclerc , Caden Shybunka and Kyle Gibson in a 4-3 A loss to Kneehill.

In another A contest, the Red Deer Versa Chiefs downed Innisfail 4-1 and fell 4-3 to Killam.

At Innisfail, Kirt Fortney and Brody Kalinowski each scored twice and Matthew Atchison was the winning netminder, allowing a single goal to Jose Gette.

Fortney, Tyler Wall,and Tanner Zentner scored against Killam, with Nick Bilodeau taking the loss in goal.

Grizzlys win in OT

Taylor Bourne’s overtime goal pushed the Olds Grizzlys past the Drumheller Dragons 4-3 in an Alberta Junior Hockey League contest on Sunday.

The Grizzlys led 1-0 and 2-1 after the first and second periods while getting goals from Corey Campbell, Nicholas Bourgeois and Matt Tinordi. Justin Morello, Matthew Brown and Evan Warner scored for the Dragons.

Brayden Hopfe stopped 24 shots in the Olds net. Drumheller goaltender Andy Williams made 34 saves.

The Grizzlys host the Spruce Grove Saints tonight at 7:30 p.m.

Vipers perfect

The Red Deer Vipers ran their Heritage Junior B Hockey League record to 4-0 on Saturday with a 6-3 win over the two-time defending champion Cochrane Generals.

J.D. Morrical scored twice for the visiting Vipers, who got single goals from Justin Moir, Drew Todd, Mario Cote and Braden Corbett. Jason Labelle, Kurt Briggs and Geoffroy Brechmann replied for the Generals.

Mike Stonehouse stopped 26 shots in the Red Deer net, while Cochrane goaltender Tyler Fyten made 24 saves.

The Vipers return to action tonight versus the host Stettler Lightning.

• On Sunday, the host Blackfalds Wranglers got a goal and two assists from Jared Williams in a 5-2 win over the Strathmore Wheat Kings. Kurtis Ross, Scott Maetche, Reed Walls and Brant Leischner also scored for Blackfalds.

Wranglers netminder Layne Swier made 16 saves, with Korey Byrne and Brayden Helfrich combining to stop 34 shots in the Strathmore goal.

Eagles soar

Sean Fischer and Clark Lowry each scored twice to pace the Innisfail Eagles to a 7-4 win over the West Central Alberta Rams in a Chinook Hockey League on Saturday at Rocky Mountain House.

The Eagles, who led 2-0 after one period and 3-1 after 40 minutes, got additional goals from Daryl Blais, Dustin Keller and Micky McCrimmon. Jori Dean, Luke Hanna, Kelly Kramer and Brett Yeo replied for the Rams, who fired 32 shots at Innisfail netminder Kyle Neilson.

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