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.
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.
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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.