AA Elks tie Okotoks

Chris Robertson scored with 10 seconds remaining to give the Red Deer Elks a 5-5 tie with the visiting Okotoks Oilers in weekend AA play.


Chris Robertson scored with 10 seconds remaining to give the Red Deer Elks a 5-5 tie with the visiting Okotoks Oilers in weekend AA play.

Landon Hiebert recorded a hat trick for the Elks, whose other goal was provided by Justin Moltzahn. Brenden Mandrusiak stopped 27 shots for the Red Deer squad.


The Red Deer Service Plus Chiefs gained three of four points in weekend AA action, edging Okotoks 3-2 and gaining a 4-4 draw with the Red Deer Steel Kings.

Bryce Lightbown, Carter Sawicki and Gabe Bast scored in the Chiefs win, while goaltender Joey Desrosiers made 18 saves.

Cole Visser potted two goals against the Steel Kings, with Bast and Teagan Colonna also scoring. Chris Gerrie, Dallas Link, Trey DeGraff and Chandler Knibb answered for the Steel Kings.

Desrosiers stopped 21 shots for Service Plus and Brody Thomas turned aside 17 at the other end.

Meanwhile, the Steel Kings fell 6-2 to Okotoks, their goals coming off the sticks of Gerrie and Knibb. Jayden Sittler stopped 40 shots in a losing cause.

•In A league play the Red Deer Frontier Chiefs beat Hobbema 8-5 and lost 3-2 to Rocky Mountain House. Mathew Krusky and Jake Bottomley scored twice each against Hobbema with singles added by Tyler Chavez-Leach, Colton Levie, Brandon Magill and Brandon Way. Levie and Chavez-Leach scored against Rocky.

Bantam Girls

The Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs ran their record to 5-0 with a 4-0 wins over the Calgary Rangers and Rocky Mountain House Raiders.

Reanna Arnold had a pair of goals against Calgary, while Taylor Hall and Jessyka Holt added singles and Jenn West stopped 23 shots for the shutout. Hall, Holt, Arnold and Blyss Gellert connected in the Cochrane game, while Megan Kirkland faced 17 shots. The Chiefs have outscored their opponents 25-1 in five games.


The Red Deer Veras-Line Chiefs split a pair of A contests, falling 3-2 to Kneehill and beating Innisfail 7-4.

Brady Park and Josh Brussard scored in the loss at Three Hills, where Kneehill got two goals from Ryley Smith and one from Tyler Ratzlaff.

Josh Ho and Kirt Fortney each had a pair of goals in the Chiefs’ win ,with singles coming from Park, Bussard and Tyler Wall. Scoring for Innisfail were Ryan Shuckburgh, Kelsey Katchuik, Josh Gette and Quinn Layden.


Hunter Leslie scored twice to lead the Red Deer KFC Chiefs to a 4-2 win over the host Innisfail Flyers in AA action. Devon Fankhanel and Eric Moore also tallied for the Chiefs, who got an 18-save performance from Justin Travis.

•In A action, Jared Lower erupted for seven goals for Red Deer Phone Experts in an 11-10 victory over Rimbey. Liam Stalwick notched the other four goals for the winners, who dressed only eight players as a result of a flu outbreak.

Just Posted

Red Deer RCMP ready for new mandatory alcohol screening law

Red Deer RCMP are ready to enforce a new law intended to… Continue reading

Bentley family left without a home grateful for community support

Central Albertans are coming together to support a family left homeless after… Continue reading

‘My nightmare began again’: Close call as bus carrying Humboldt crash survivor rear-ended

CALGARY — A terrifying ordeal for Humboldt Broncos survivor Ryan Straschnitzki this… Continue reading

Annual pace of housing starts picked up in November, tops expectations

OTTAWA — Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the annual pace of… Continue reading

China pressures US, Canada ahead of Huawei hearing

BEIJING — China raised the pressure on the United States and Canada… Continue reading

WATCH: Red Deer and District Kennel Club Dog Show at Westerner Park

The Red Deer and District Kennel Club is holding a dog show… Continue reading

Orlando SC acquires Canadian Tesho Akindele in trade with FC Dallas for cash

ORLANDO, Fla. — Canadian forward Tesho Akindele was traded to Orlando City… Continue reading

Koskinen notches third shutout, McDavid gets winner as Oilers blank Flames 1-0

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers appear to have shored up their defence… Continue reading

Beyonce performs at pre-wedding party in India

Beyonce brought her star power to a pre-wedding party for the daughter… Continue reading

Kirk Douglas celebrates 102nd birthday

LOS ANGELES — Actor Kirk Douglas got to celebrate his 102nd birthday… Continue reading

Ellen Page steps up attack on Nova Scotia pulp mill’s effluent pipeline

HALIFAX — Hollywood actor Ellen Page is doubling down on her criticism… Continue reading

Pence aide out of running to be Trump’s next chief of staff

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s top pick to replace chief of staff… Continue reading

Swath of South faces wintry mess: Snow, sleet, freezing rain

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A massive storm brought snow, sleet, and freezing rain… Continue reading

‘I killed my best friend’: Opioids’ fatal grip on mayor, pal

MOUNT CARBON, Pa. — Janel Firestone found her son — the 24-year-old,… Continue reading

Most Read