Red Deer Optimist Chiefs win fifth straight

Optimist Chiefs 4 Bisons 2

The Red Deer Optimist Chiefs picked up their fifth win in a row Saturday in Alberta Midget AAA Hockey League play.

Red Deer scored three first period goals in a 4-2 win over the Airdrie Bisons. Silas Buijs scored the game-winning goal with 2:35 left in the first and Tyler Mackenzie, who had two assists added an empty-net tally with 11 seconds left in the game.

Ty Daneault and Ben Perreault also added goals in the win.

With three games left in the AMHL season, the Optimist Chiefs sit fifth in the Chrysler Division with a 16-10-3 record.

Bantam AAA Rebels

The Red Deer Bantam AAA Rebels tied their only game in Alberta Bantam AAA Hockey league play against the Lloydminster Bobcats.

All four goals in the 2-2 tie came in the third period. Red Deer’s Harrison Lodewyk scored with just 13 seconds left in the game to tie it at two. Josh Perreault also scored the for Rebels midway through the third. Brock Lott made 19 saves in the tie.

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