Red Deer teams wrap up play before Christmas break

The Red Deer Optimist Chiefs rolled in their final weekend

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The Red Deer Optimist Chiefs rolled in their final weekend of Alberta Midget Hockey League play with two wins at home.

On Saturday afternoon the Chiefs downed the Knights of Columbus Pats 5-0 before taking down the Sherwood Park Kings 3-2 on Sunday.

Josh McNeil opened the scoring for the Chiefs before Justin Paarup added a goal in the win on Saturday. Levi Glasman extended the lead with a natural hat trick. Justin Travis made 19 saves in net for the Chiefs.

The Chiefs were propelled by two power play goals on Sunday, including the game winner by Beaudon Rider. Paarup had the other man advantage goal for the Chiefs and Dylan Scheunert added the other.

Travis got his second win of the weekend with 32 saves on Sunday.

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It was a tough weekend for the Red Deer Northstar Chiefs, losing both games 9-2.

The first loss came at the hands of the CNHA Canucks on Saturday. Josh Zinger and Jace Paarup had the only Chiefs’ goals. In Sunday’s loss, Zinger and Paarup again were the only goal scorers for the Chiefs.

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The Red Deer Rebels secured three of a possible four points in Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League play on the weekend.

Saturday afternoon the Rebels tied the Lethbridge Golden Hawks 3-3.

The Rebels trailed 3-1 after two periods, but two goals from Noah Danielson tied the game in the third. Alex Lister scored in the first period for the Rebels. Caleb Trotter made 21 saves in net for Red Deer.

Five second period goals powered the Rebels to a 6-3 win on Sunday over the Calgary Northstar Sabres. Danielson, Brett Meerman, Wyatt Fluet, Cameron Kungle and Ronan Seeley scored in the outburst for the Rebels. Connor Sholdice added the third period marker for Red Deer and Trotter again made 21 saves in the win.

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The Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs fell in a tight 2-1 shootout loss to the Edmonton Pandas on Sunday. Paige Grenier had the only regulation goal for the Chiefs. Celine Chailler scored the only shootout goal for Red Deer and Chantelle Sandquist made 26 saves in the loss.

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The Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs locked up three of a possible four points in their final weekend games before the Christmas break.

On Saturday, the Chiefs won 6-2 over the Airdrie Lightning. Avery Lajeunesse scored twice to lead the way for Red Deer. Danica Polson, Aryn Chambers, Lindsay Jansen and Kelli-Rai Sieben each had a goal of their own.

The Chiefs fell just short of a perfect weekend in a 5-4 shootout loss to the Sherwood Park Fury. Polson chipped in two goals along Sieben and Saelynne Bilodeau each added one of their own. Juliana Gulayets and Polson scored in the shootout.

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The Rocky mountain Raiders took down the Sutter Fund Chiefs 2-1 in overtime in their only game of the weekend. Paige Dodd scored the only goal for Red Deer. Kameryn Guhl made 30 saves in the loss.

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