Red Deer Rampage Jayden Reschny winds up for a shot after deking a Rockyview Silvertips defender in the first period of their Rocky Mountian Lacrosse League game Saturday at the Kinex. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Red Deer Rampage earn eighth straight victory

Red Deer wins 11-4 over Rockyview Silvertips

The Red Deer Rampage like to live life in the fast lane.

Their speed and transition game was on full display Saturday in a dominant 11-4 victory over the Rockyview Silvertips at the Kinex Arena.

After falling behind 2-1 in the first period, the Rampage came out like gangbusters in the second and notched eight straight tallies to essentially put the game away.

Head coach Trey Christensen said his group has really been building to this point as the regular season wrapped up on the weekend. Saturday was also the eighth win in a row for the Rampage in Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League Junior B Tier I play.

“Just a great effort. We’re on a ten game swing and it’s just a night and day team from the start of the year until now. Just a lot of youth, guys in different leadership roles. But they’ve definitely stepped up,” he said.

“We came out a little bit flat. Second period should be our period. We’re a transition team, we’re a running team. When we get those legs going, things just open up for us.”

Elijah Johanson buried a hat trick in the victory, while captain Jeremey Klessens and Jayden Reschny each added a pair. Sheridan Cook, Keifer Christensen and Riley Woytas also had goals for the Rampage.

The head coach noted that with the speed game they play, it’s easy for fatigue to set in. Although, with a deep roster the players have bought in and are beginning to find that trust in one another.

“The nice thing about our roster is we have so many guys who are versatile,” Christensen added.

“They can play offence, defence and open the floor. So we’re able to mix and match bodies as we need. There’s no excuse, and the guys found that they can always keep rolling and rely on other teammates to fill in for them when they get tired.”

On the season, the Rampage are 10-7-1. All seven of those losses came in May and since June 15 they’ve won eight straight games, outscoring opponents 101-55 over that stretch. They play the Calgary Chill to round out the campaign on Sunday.

Sunday, the Rampage won 18-8 over the Chill and clinched first in the division, which also earns them a bye in the first round of the RMLL playoffs.



Email sports tips to Byron Hackett

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

 

Red Deer Rampage Jayden Reschny winds up for a shot after deking a Rockyview Silvertips defender in the first period of their Rocky Mountian Lacrosse League game Saturday at the Kinex. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Just Posted

Separate lightning strikes hit two vehicles near Ponoka

No one injured in lightning strikes on Thursday morning

Government changes working conditions to meet wildfire observers’ needs

Wildfire observers opposed mandatory days off with no pay

More RCMP resources recommended for Red Deer’s downtown and other priorities

City council to consider where to designate three additional officers

Red Deer rents among the lowest in Canada

One-bedroom unit averages $1,056 per month

Rain doesn’t scare visitors away from Westerner Days

Attendance steady at Red Deer fair and exhibition

Fashion Fridays: 5 casual summer dress styles

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

American father, two sons among passengers on plane in fatal Labrador crash

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — An American father and his two sons vacationing… Continue reading

Apollo 11 astronauts reunite on 50th anniversary of moonshot

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins… Continue reading

Fast-growing web of doorbell cams raises privacy fears

The woodsy community of Wolcott, Connecticut, doesn’t see a lot of crime.… Continue reading

Statistics Canada reports retail sales fell 0.1 per cent in May to $51.5B

OTTAWA — Canadian retail sales fell for the first time in four… Continue reading

Bank of Canada lowers qualifying rate used in mortgage stress tests

OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada has lowered the rate used by… Continue reading

Stop CBSA policy requiring bulletproof vests in immigrant detention: advocates

OTTAWA — A group of doctors, lawyers, legal scholars and human-rights organizations… Continue reading

Ontario attorney general invokes PM in spat over refugee legal aid

OTTAWA — Ontario’s attorney general is taking his fight for more federal… Continue reading

Judge finds Dennis Oland not guilty of murder in multi-millionaire father’s death

SAINT JOHN, N.B. — Dennis Oland was cheered and applauded by supporters… Continue reading

Most Read