Local sports briefs – October 5

er Elks won a pair of AA league games during the weekend, beating the Bow Valley Timberwolves 5-2 and the Calgary North West Stamps 3-1.

Major bantam Rebels Black Jordy Potter

Midget AA Elks beat Timberwolves, Stamps

Midget

The Red Deer Elks won a pair of AA league games during the weekend, beating the Bow Valley Timberwolves 5-2 and the Calgary North West Stamps 3-1.

Scoring for the Elks against Bow Valley were Dana Daoust, Landon Hiebert, Stephen Pietsch, Justin Corbett, and Spencer Lee scored against Bow Valley while Brody Robinson had a pair of assists and Brenden Mandrusiak made 27 saves in goal.

Daoust scored twice and Pietsch once against Calgary. Justin Moltzahn added a pair of assists and Jarren Nickle stopped 33 shots for the win.

• In other AA play, the Red Deer Pro-Stitch Chiefs dropped a 6-3 decision to the Calgary Gold. Kale Treiber, Tanner Howe and Ryle Bennet scored once each.

Major Bantam

The Red Deer Rebels White earned three of four points as they opened their regular AAA schedule on the road during the weekend.

The Rebels tied Medicine Hat 5-5 and beat Lethbridge 7-3.

Kale LaPointe had three goals and Jody Sick two against Medicine Hat while LaPointe, Kyle Messervey, Kirk Johnson, Matt Van Mulligen, Stefan Danielson, Sick and Evan Ingram connected against Lethbridge.

Anthony Hamill made 31 saves in the win over Lethbridge.

Bantam

Brett Hoppus and Carter Sawicki scored power-play goals for the visiting Red Deer Service Plus Chiefs in a 4-2 AA loss to Lethbridge on Saturday. Chiefs goalie Joey Desrosiers made 28 saves as both team had 32 shots.

On Friday, the host Taber Golden Suns scored twice in the final two minutes to edge Service Plus 4-3. Ryan Strome, with two goals, and Hoppus connected for the Chiefs, who got a 22-save effort from Nicholas Galenzoski as Taber held a 26-18 advantage in shots.

• In other AA play the Red Deer Steel Kings split a pair of games, downing the Bow Valley Timberwolves 5-4 Saturday and lost 6-0 to the Strathmore Wheatland Warriors.

Chandler Knibb and Wyatt Weatherall had two goals each for the Kings against Bow Valley with Ian McLellan adding a goal and two assists. Brody Thomas made 26 saves in goal.


Grizzlys upended

SPRUCE GROVE — Corbin Karl scored the lone goal for the Olds Grizzlys in a 3-1 loss to the Bonnyville Pontiacs in an Alberta Junior Hockey League Showcase contest on Saturday. Lucas Isley, Matthew Register and Shawn Bates replied for the Pontiacs. Bonnyville netminder Julien Laplante made 29 saves, while Marc Boulanger blocked 26 shots in the Olds net.

The Grizzlys return to action on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. versus the visiting Drumheller Dragons.


Vipers strike fast

The Red Deer Vipers opened their 2009-10 Heritage Junior B Hockey League regular season with a pair of weekend victories.

The Vipers edged the Medicine Hat Cubs 5-4 Sunday in Medicine Hat after stopping the Airdrie Thunder 3-2 at the Arena Saturday.

Colton Sutter scored twice for the Vipers against the Cubs with single markers added by Ryan Blades, Drew Todd and Joel Pelletier.

On Saturday, Mario Cote’s second-period goal stood up as the winner against Airdrie.

Cote also netted a first-period goal while Sutter added the other Red Deer marker. Ian McNulty scored both Airdrie goals. Mike Stonehouse turned aside 24 shots in the Red Deer net, while Thunder netminder Jeff Gardner made 30 saves.

The Vipers were assessed 12 of 18 minor penalties and the lone misconduct.


Sutter Fund Chiefs win

Rachael Hoppins scored twice to lead the Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs to a 5-1 victory over the Calgary Bruins in Alberta Midget AAA Female Hockey League play Saturday at the Arena.

Janelle Froehler, Rebecca Glackin and Chelsea Peterson added single goals for the Chiefs, who led 1-0 and 3-1 by periods. Camille Trautman finished with 22 saves in goal.


Sergeant second

CALGARY — Red Deer Skating Club’s Jessica-Amy Sergeant placed second in the senior ladies’ division of the Royal Glenora Invitational figure skating competition at the Calgary Glencoe Club during the weekend.

The competition was moved to Calgary as the Royal Glenora Club in Edmonton is still closed after it was flooded when a water main broke.

Sergeant won the freeskate portion of the competition after finishing second in the short program.

Meanwhile in the pre-novice ladies division, Amy Severtson was 25th in the field of 52 after a 25th in the short program and 26th in the freeskate and Kylie Pelletier 28th after finished 22nd in the freeskate and 32nd in the short program.


Langvand golden

CALGARY — Karis Langvand of the Red Deer Fencing Club mined gold in the Gladiator Cup during the weekend, taking top honours in the women’s epee event.

Meanwhile, Karren Lyver won a bronze medal in the same event and Dakota Wahl earned a silver medallion in the under-15 men’s epee.

Zac Zanussi finished sixth in the under-17 men’s epee, Cole Adam and Thomas Lyver placed ninth and 12th, respectively, in the under-17 men’s epee, and Shane Carritt finished 11th in the men’s epee.


RDC’s Wilson fourth

LETHBRIDGE — Lethbridge College dominated both the men’s and women’s divisions in their cross-country race Saturday.

Lethbridge took the top three places in each division.

RDC’s Brooke Willson placed fourth in the five-kilometre women’s run in 21 minutes 28 seconds.

Winnie Cheptogok won the race in 20:06 with Gladys Kochei at 20:13 and Purity Candie at 20:29.

Dulcie Timmons turned in a solid race for RDC, finishing sixth at 21:53 while Melissa Cable was 15th at 23:10, Jessica Friesen 17th at 23:39 and Kate Blackett 20th at 25:14.

Lethbridge won the team title with 15 points, accumulated on the placings of their top four runners, while RDC had 42 points, MacEwan 60 and SAIT 76.

Willie Kimosop won the 8.2 km men’s race in 25:03 with Ed Kangogo at 26:43 and Moses Kiprono at 26:51. Jon Werkema of RDC placed sixth at 29:52 with Jon Fuller 10th at 30:49, Dustin Fountain 11th at 31:21 and Steven Gill 24th at 37:28.

Lethbridge won the team title with 10 points while RDC had 51, MacEwan 64 and SAIT 66.

The next stop on the tour is Saturday at Camrose with the Alberta championships, Oct. 31 at RDC. The Canadian finals are Nov. 14 in Camrose.


Royals split

The RDC Royals split a pair of women’s fastball games with the University of Alberta on Saturday at Great Chief Park.

In the opening contest, the Royals gave up five first-inning runs en route to a 7-5 setback. Jenn Potts and Eliza Lewis each stroked an RBI triple for the Royals.

In the second game, the Royals got a two-run double from Sarah Walz in the bottom of the seventh inning to pull out a 2-1 win. Potts was the winning pitcher, striking out 10 batters while tossing a two-hitter.

RDC’s games Sunday against Mount Royal were cancelled due to inclement weather.

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