Red Deer Rampage player Connor Shantz carries the ball as he is pursued by St. Albert Crude player Farrell Pope during major league lacrosse action at the Kinex in Red Deer

Red Deer Rampage player Connor Shantz carries the ball as he is pursued by St. Albert Crude player Farrell Pope during major league lacrosse action at the Kinex in Red Deer

Rampage open with pair of victories

Two wins are always a great way to start a season, but the Red Deer Rampage are always trying to be better. Their head coach, Trey Christensen, said after Saturday’s win over the St. Albert Crud, 12-9, the team still wants to be better.

Rampage 12 Crude 9

Rampage 8 Warriors 6

Two wins are always a great way to start a season, but the Red Deer Rampage are always trying to be better.

Their head coach, Trey Christensen, said after Saturday’s win over the St. Albert Crud, 12-9, the team still wants to be better.

“We have a really good squad this year so we hold ourselves to a higher standard,” said Christensen. “Right now it’s about finding that consistency. There are points where we really dominate games and we just need to find consistency and play a full 60-minute game.”

The Jr. B Tier 1 Rampage opened their Rocky Mountain lacrosse League with a road game and a home game.

A back-and-forth game on Saturday had the Crude and Rampage trading goals in the early stages before the Crude jumped out to a 7-4 lead eight minutes into the second period.

The Rampage responded with a run of seven straight goals in the second and third periods.

The day before, Friday, the Rampage opened their season with an 8-6 win over the Edmonton Jr. B Warriors in Edmonton.

“It’s good to get the two wins, but we do have a lot to work on,” said Christensen. “While we’re happy with the wins, we’re competitive guys and we’re trying to get to that next level.”

Through the first two games, Christensen said he likes his team’s speed and the lack of ego or selfishness on the squad.

The Rampage start the season with two wins and no losses and will next play two home games against the Edmonton Warriors on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and against the Calgary Shamrocks on Sunday at 5 p.m. Both games are at the Kinex Arena.



Junior B Tier 2

Axemen 8 Renegades 7

Renegades 11 Sun Devils 5

The Red Deer Renegades had a shot at early season redemption, but fell short of the Calgary Axemen 8-7.

The Renegades closed out last weekend with an 8-6 loss to the Axemen, and had a chance to settle the score Friday night. However they came up short.

Then on Sunday, the Renegades got their second win of the season an 11-5 win over the Medicine Hat Sun Devils.

The Renegades next play at home on Sunday at 2:30 at the Kinex Arena against the Calgary Wranglers

Wranglers 13 Locos 5

Axemen 6 Locos 6

The Lacoka Locos dropped both of their games over the weekend. Losing to the Calgary Wranglers 13-5 on Saturday and following it up with a 7-6 loss to the Calgary Axemen

The Locos will play on Sunday against the Sylvan Lake Yetis at the G.H. Daw Centre.



Senior Ladies

Saints 8 Rage 4

Cougars 12 Rage 2

The Red Deer Rage, ladies senior team, dropped its Saturday game to the Capital Region Saints junior squad 8-4 on Saturday at the Kinex Arena.

Then on Sunday, the Rage lost to the Calgary Cougars 12-2.

The Rage opened the season with four straight home losses.

The Rage have a rematch against the Cougars on May 13 at 8:30 p.m. at the Kinex Arena.



Senior C

Silverbacks 11 Warriors 9

The Blackfalds Silverbacks opened their season with an 11-9 win over the Edmonton Warriors in Blackfalds.

Tyler McRobbie had three goals while Troy Klaus and Harry Thompson had two goals each.

They next play on Saturday and Sunday for two straight games against the Vermilion Rage at the Blackfalds Multiplex. Saturday’s game is at 8:30 p.m. and Sunday’s is at 2 p.m.