The Red Deer Optimist Chiefs picked up their first shutout of the 2019-20 Alberta Midget AAA season. Red Deer knocked off the Calgary Northstars 5-0 at home Sunday and moved to 4-4 on the year. Logan Breen pitched the goose egg, with 31 stops on the night, including 10 in the first, 12 in the second and 9 in the final frame.
Five different Chiefs found the back of the net, with Ben Christian, Kyle Wallace, Leyton Holoien, Nolan Larson and Tyler Mackenzie recording tallies. Both Jayden Henderson and Mark Janes had a pair of assists, while Tristan Baumung, Wallace, and Silas Buijs added a helper.
The Red Deer Bantam AAA Rebels earned a win in their only game of the weekend and improved to 7-0-1 on the season.
Red Deer scored three times in the second period to roll to the win, with goals from Josh Perreault, Chase Walker and Harrison Lodewyk. Will Christian added a first-period, tally, while Lodewyk, Colby Joyce, Justice Christensen and Ephram McNutt added assists. Brock Lott stopped 18 shots for the victory.
Minor Midget AAA
The Red Deer North Star Chiefs finished 1-1 on the weekend in Alberta Minor Midget AAA Hockey League play. Saturday, they lost 4-2 to the Fort Saskatchewan Rangers. Nolan Larson buried a pair of goals, while Porter Pennock and Connor Claughton had assists. Chiefs goalie Kaden Toussaint stopped 42 shots in the loss. Sunday at home, Red Deer got back on track with a 3-2 win over the Grande Peace Storm.
Larson, Claughton and Riggs Ringdahl all scored in the victory. Keaton MacKenzie-Clermont had two assists and each of Hudson Elgert, Maddex Bignell and Claughton added an assist. Meyer Gaume made 18 saves to earn the win. The Chiefs are 3-2-2 on the season.
Midget AAA Female
The Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs dropped a pair of games in Alberta Midget Female Hockey League play and fell to 1-5 on the season.
Saturday, the Chiefs were shutout 2-0 by the St. Albert Slash. Goalie Ridleigh Hansen had a strong performance with 37 saves in the loss.
Sunday, they were in Lloydminster and fell 4-2 to the Lloydminster PWM Steelers. Kylie Perry and Ardyn Hawryshko scored for Red Deer, while Kyla Hansel, Julie Wagner, Monica Bowtell and Julianna Giacobbo had assists. Elizabeth Campbell turned aside 33 of 36 shots in the loss.