Local sports briefs – October 22

Wins are starting to get more and more crucial for the Olds Grizzlys and they let two points slip through their fingers Wednesday night in Alberta Junior Hockey League action, dropping a 4-3 overtime decision to the Spruce Grove Saints.

Grizzlys blow big lead in Spruce Grove

SPRUCE GROVE — Wins are starting to get more and more crucial for the Olds Grizzlys and they let two points slip through their fingers Wednesday night in Alberta Junior Hockey League action, dropping a 4-3 overtime decision to the Spruce Grove Saints.

The hard part for the Grizzlys is they had a 3-0 lead built up mid-way through the second period only for it to fall apart.

Taylor Elliott and Corey Campbell with two goals built the Grizzlys lead, but Joshua Lazowski scored twice for the Saints before the second period was out to pull the home team within a goal.

Nate Flemming scored for Spruce Grove with 1:30 left in the game to send it to overtime and then Liam Darragh scored the winner 3:02 into the second extra frame.

Former Red Deer Midget AAA Optimist Rebel Marc Boulanger made 29 saves on 33 shots in the loss, while Vincenzo Marozzi made 26 saves on 29 shots for the win.

The Grizzlys are on the road this weekend, in Grande Prairie on Saturday and St. Albert on Sunday.


Thiffault has hot hand

Brian Thiffault netted 26 points to lead Carpet Doctor to a 72-69 win over the Orangemen in a Central Alberta Men’s Basketball Association game on Wednesday.

Ray Tesky scored 14 points in a losing cause.

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