IROC beat Northstar for title

Dylan Houston fired a pair of third-period goals Sunday to seal the provincial midget minor AAA hockey championship for the Red Deer IROC Chiefs.

Dylan Houston fired a pair of third-period goals Sunday to seal the provincial midget minor AAA hockey championship for the Red Deer IROC Chiefs.

IROC knocked off the Northstar Chiefs 6-2 in an all-Red Deer final at the Max Bell Centre, getting additional goals from Justin Van Tetering, Gabe Bast, Colton Bobyk and Scott Ternes.

Scoring for Northstar, which trailed 1-0 after one period and 4-2 after 40 minutes, were Andrew McLennan and Matthew Thiessen.

Joseph Desrosiers made 23 saves for IROC, with Northstar netminder Carson Franks turning aside 17 shots.

IROC was assessed five of nine minor penalties.