Local sports briefs – October 9

The RDC Queens prepared for the opening of the Alberta Colleges Women’s Hockey League season next Thursday with a 3-1 victory over the Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs midget AAA squad at the Arena Thursday.

Queens edge Sutter Fund Chiefs

The RDC Queens prepared for the opening of the Alberta Colleges Women’s Hockey League season next Thursday with a 3-1 victory over the Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs midget AAA squad at the Arena Thursday.

“It was a good game for us, they played hard, which we certainly appreciate,” said Queens head coach Rob Weddell.

Amber Graham opened the scoring for the RDC squad, then added an assist on a goal by Megan Abt. Montanna Noyes had the other RDC marker while Megan Innes replied for the Chiefs.

Kaitlyn Chapman finished with 21 saves in goal for RDC while Camille Trautman made 20 saves for the Chiefs.

The Queens will open their ACAC season against the MacEwan Griffins.

The Chiefs next action in the Alberta Midget AAA Female Hockey League is Saturday in Calgary against Chaos. They return home Oct. 17 against Grande Prairie.

Grizzlys blanked by Dragons

OLDS — The Olds Grizzlys suffered another tough loss Thursday night.

Despite outshooting the Drumheller Dragons 42-23 the Grizzlys still lost 3-0 and still sit one point out of the Alberta Junior Hockey League South basement.

Scott Kennedy scored two goals and an assist for the Dragons while Justin Morello scored the other and assisted on both of Kennedy’s markers.

Braden Gamble picked up the shutout win for the Dragons while Marc Boulanger was hit with the loss for Olds.

The Grizzlys (2-8-0-1) host the Calgary Royals (2-7-0-3) on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and then are in Drumheller (4-8-0-1) for a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Sunday.

Vipers still unbeaten

J.D. Morrical scored twice on Wednesday to lead the undefeated Red Deer Vipers to their third victory of the Heritage Junior B Hockey League season, 5-2 over the host Ponoka Stampeders.

Matt Belich, Chad Knowles and Brennen Tymchyshyn also tallied for the Vipers, who led 1-0 after one period and 4-1 after 40 minutes. Wyatt Watson and Wayne-Joe Swampy replied for the Stamps.

Brady Brookes stopped 23 shots for Red Deer, while Ponoka netminder Nicolas Lischka turned aside 45 shots.

The Vipers are in Cochrane on Saturday to face the defending league champion Generals. The Stampeders host the High River Flyers on Saturday.

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