Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs forward Kylie Perry tries to deke an Edmonton Pandas defender on Saturday in Alberta Female Hockey League Midget AAA action. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Optimist Chiefs win third straight

Sutter Fund Chiefs fall to Edmonton in Hometown Hockey Showcase

The Red Deer Optimist Chiefs are riding a high in the early days of December.

Red Deer won its third straight game Sunday, picking up a 4-1 win over the Fort Saskatchewan Rangers on home ice as part of the Alberta Midget AAA Hockey League Showcase.

Red Deer had a 2-0 led after 40 minutes, on goals by Foxx Doell and Mark Janes. Jayden Henderson scored early in the third and Tyler Mackenzie rounded out the scoring with an empty-net goal with 1:08 to play. Logan Breen made 29 saves in the win.

Bantam AAA

The Bantam Rebels fought to a tie in their only contest of the weekend. They skated to a 1-1 draw with the Calgary Royals Sunday afternoon. Rhett Miller had the only Red Deer goal and Brock Lott stopped 20 shots in the tie.

Midget AAA Female

The Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs dropped their only game of the weekend 4-0 to the Edmonton Panadas Saturday at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. Sutter Fund Chiefs goalie Ridleigh Hansen made 28 saves in the loss.

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