The Red Deer Optimist Chiefs celebrate a second-period goal during a Saturday night victory over the Fort Saskatchewan Chiefs in Alberta Midget AAA Hockey League play. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Optimist Chiefs top Rangers

The Red Deer Optimist Chiefs extended their December unbeaten streak to six games with a win Saturday night.

Red Deer topped the Fort Saskatchewan Rangers 4-1 in the contest at the Kinex in Alberta Midget AAA Hockey League play.

Sean Michalevich opened the scoring for Red Deer, but they were only able to convert once on 27 first-period shots.

Ryan McBeath scored for the Chiefs early in the second to open up a 2-0 lead.

The Rangers found the mark midway through the second on an odd bounce that snuck past Chiefs goalie Bretton Park.

Red Deer added two more goals en route to the win, with, Keaton Sawicki and Josh McNeil scoring.

Park picked up the victory with 18 stops.

Midget AAA Female

The Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs notched a 4-0 shutout victory at home on Saturday night against the Edmonton Pandas.

Cassidy Maplethrope had a goal and two assists and now leads the Alberta Midget AAA Female Hockey league with 20 points in 17 games.

Shae Demale added two goals and an assist while Paige Grenier also had two assists. Rebecca Bridge stopped 12 shots in the win.

Red Deer added their second win of the weekend Sunday 4-1 over the Lloydminster Steelers.

Jenna Himer opened the scored for the Sutter Fund Chiefs, before Hannah MacDonald and Darcee Hall added second-period goals.

Madison Rutz added an empty net goal late in the game.

Chantelle Sandquist stopped 15 shots in the win.

Bantam AAA Rebels

The Red Deer Bantam AAA Rebels shutout the 4-0 Okotoks Oilers Saturday on the road.

Forward Myles Hilman notched a natural hat trick for Red Deer and Austin Mayert added another goal. Bosten Lajeunesse also had three assists in the win.

Joshua Hilts made nine saves for the shutout.

On Sunday the Rebels lost 5-1 to the Airdrie Xtreme. Hilman had the only Red Deer goal on the power play in the loss.



Email sports tips to Byron Hackett

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Piece of Red Deer history up for sale

Willson House was built in 1911 and has been completely restored

Up to 60,000 Alberta beehives could perish

“A perfect storm” of obstacles is threatening thousands of Alberta beehives. “It’s… Continue reading

57 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Alberta on Friday

Central zone remains at three active cases

Frontline rural police will benefit from new support positions say municipal representatives

Province says of 43 new RCMP officers on the job, 18 will provide support and specialized services

P.E.I. reports three new COVID-19 cases, including one seniors’ residence employee

CHARLOTETOWN, P.E.I. — Prince Edward Island reported new COVID-19 cases for the… Continue reading

Even pandemic can’t spoil July

July. Finally. It’s seems like the last three weird months have taken… Continue reading

‘You have to show up:’ NDP MP questions virtual attendance of Alberta Tories

NDP MP McPherson says she’s disappointed Tory MPs haven’t been participating in virtual meetings

Flood warning, mandatory evacuation for people in remote Alberta hamlet

A flood warning has been issued for the rain-swollen Smoky River near the Hamlet of Watino

Stop enforcing sex work laws during COVID-19, Amnesty, sex worker advocates say

‘We need to make sure the existing laws on the books aren’t enforced’

No winning ticket for Friday night’s $25 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $25 million jackpot… Continue reading

At Mount Rushmore, Trump digs deeper into nation’s divisions

MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, S.D. — At the foot of Mount Rushmore… Continue reading

Most Read