Red Deer Optimist Chiefs forward Josh Zinger fights for a loose puck in front on Calgary Royals goalie Connor Martin Saturday in Alberta Midget Hockey League play. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Optimist Chiefs draw pair of weekend ties

Minor Hockey Update

The Red Deer Optimist Chiefs earned two points on a weekend homestand in Alberta Midget Hockey League play.

Red Deer tied the Calgary Royals 3-3 Saturday and Sunday skated to a 2-2 draw with the CAC Athletics.

Sunday, the Optimist Chiefs got second-period goals from Jayden Henderson and Tristan Lambert to tie the game.

Saturday, Brett Meerman opened the scoring for the Optimist Chiefs midway through the first.

Henderson added a second-period tally and the game was tied 2-2 after 40 minutes.

The two teams traded power play goals in the third, with Lambert earning the equalizer for the Optimist Chiefs.

Bretton Park made 23 saves in the Red Deer net.

Red Deer will finish the AMHL regular season with a pair of road games.

The Bantam AAA Rebels earned a big 7-1 win on Saturday over the Airdrie Xtreme.

Harrison Lodewyk led the way with two goals and an assist. Tyler MacKenzie, Austin Corsiatto, Riggs Ringdahl, Porter Pennock and Nate Danielson all had goals in the victory. Ty Daneault also had two assists. Kaden Toussaint made 16 saves in the win.

Sunday the Rebels cruised past the Okotoks Oilers 7-3.

Tyler MacKenzie finished with a four-point game (2G, 2A) and Avery Trotter notched a goal and two assists in the win. Riggs Ringdahl also had a goal and an assist, while Chase Walker, Harrison Lodewyk, and Austin Corsiatto, all had goals.

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