Red Deer Minor Midget squads battle on home ice

The Red Deer Northstar Chiefs split their weekend set

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The Red Deer Northstar Chiefs split their weekend set, losing 6-4 to the CNHA Blazers on Saturday before coming home Sunday and notching a tight 4-3 win against their Red Deer rival TBS Chiefs.

The Northstar Chiefs opened up a 3-0 lead against the Blazers in the first period Saturday, but allowed five third period goals on the way to the loss. Calieb Berge, Jace Paarup, Cole Hardman and Gunnar Keith scored. Cameron Loomis-LaBrosse made 34 saves in the loss.

In the win against the TBS Chiefs, three third period goals powered the Northstar Chiefs to the win. The TBS Chiefs opened the game with first period goals from Colby Chavez-leech and Tye Carriere. The Northstar Chiefs responded early in the second on a goal from Berge, before the TBS Chiefs restored their two goal lead on a marker from Cade Mason. Berge finished off the hat trick with two goals in the third, including the game winner. Kyle Richmond had their other third period tally. Jared Lee made 40 saves in the win. Jager Thompson was also big in the TBS Chiefs net with 45 saves.

Minor Bantam AAA

The Red Deer Rebels won a pair of games on the weekend, downing the Rocky Mountain Raiders, 2-0, on Saturday, and the Airdrie Xtreme, 6-5.

Caleb Trotter notched the shutout for the Rebels with 26 saves. Kaybe Budgell scored the game winner for Red Deer in the second period, and Silas Buijs added the other goal.

In the 6-5 win, Kyle Wallace netted the game-winning goal for Red Deer with just 10 seconds remaining in the third period. Wallace also scored in the first along with Konnor Green. Green added a goal in the third period as well as Brett Meerman and Kayde Budgell. Trottier made 13 saves for the win, in relief of Carter Vooys, who started the game for Red Deer.

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