Arseni Oursov tied it up at 1-1 early in Lacombe AA Hockey Team’s first home game against the Westlock Warriors. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)

Rustlers win big, Lacombe Senior AA team notches first win

The Red Deer Rustlers found their groove in North Central Senior Hockey League action this weekend.

Red Deer rolled over the Fort Saskatchewan Chiefs 9-2 in Penhold Saturday. Dylan Houston, Landon Kletke, Tyler Berkholtz and Jaret Smith had multi-goal performances in the victory for the Rustlers.

Kletke also had two assists for a four-point night. Five Rustlers had three-point games, including Berkholtz (2G, 1A), Houston (2G, 1A), Kyle Pess (1G, 2A) and Mike Dempster (3A).

Mike Salmon stopped 32 shots to earn the win.

The Rustlers are now 2-1 on the year and are next at home on Nov. 9 in Penhold against the Bonnyville Pontiacs.

The newly minted Lacombe AA hockey team picked up their first win in their new home rink Sunday. Formerly the Eckville Eagles, but now playing out of Lacome, the new-look group picked up a decisive 5-1 win over the Westlock Warriors Sunday.

Scott Kallis, Andrew Bergmann and Arseni Oursov all picked up a goal and an assist in the win. Local product Taylor Mulder had a goal, along with Jagger Bowies. Josh Smith, Troy Maclise and Kyle Sheen had assists.

Travis Yonkman stopped 32 shots for the victory.

Lacombe is 1-2 on the season and is back on home ice Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. against the Devon Barons.

The new Blackfalds Wranglers also picked up their first win of the year Sunday. They knocked off the Fort Saskatchewan Chiefs 7-5 at home. Nate Higgins led the way with a hat trick, while Eric Moltzahn added a goal and three assists. Justis Lowry had a goal and two assists, Garrett Glasman added a goal and a helper. Dallas Goodrunning also scored, while Adam Gingras stopped 41 shots for the win.

Blackfalds is 1-3 on the year and will face Lacombe in Bentley on Nov. 3 at 2:30 p.m.

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