IROC Chiefs split weekend

The Red Deer IROC Chiefs split a pair of weekend contests, falling 4-2 to the Calgary Rangers on Saturday and downing the Calgary Blazers 5-3 on Sunday.

Red Deer Iroc Chief Jordan Rathawell chases down Calgary Blazer Aaron Cleveland during first period Elite U-15 hockey action at the Arena in Red Deer on Sunday.

Red Deer Iroc Chief Jordan Rathawell chases down Calgary Blazer Aaron Cleveland during first period Elite U-15 hockey action at the Arena in Red Deer on Sunday.

Minor midget AAA

The Red Deer IROC Chiefs split a pair of weekend contests, falling 4-2 to the Calgary Rangers on Saturday and downing the Calgary Blazers 5-3 on Sunday.

Scott Feser and Quinn Brown scored in the Chiefs’ setback. IROC netminder Matt Zentner stopped 30 shots.

Jacob Schofield scored twice against the Blazers. Jody Sick, Kale Lapointe and Spencer Yeats also tallied, while winning goalie Logan Muir made 29 saves.

Meanwhile, Evan Ingram scored twice to help the Red Deer North Star Chiefs earn a 4-4 weekend draw with the Medicine Hat Hockey Hounds. Dallas Link and Spencer Scott also connected for the Chiefs, while Anthony Hamill made 34 saves.

Midget

The Red Deer ProStitch Chiefs split a pair of AA games as they finished their regular season.

They beat the Red Deer Elks 2-0 Friday and dropped a 7-2 decision to the Bow Valley Thimberwolves Saturday.

Kyle Moore and Jesse Rausch scored once each against the Elks with Taylor Steele making 26 saves for the shutout.

Dasan Sydora made 23 saves for the Elks.

Collin Richard and Chris Rauckman connected once each against the ‘Wolves.

• Nicholas Galenzoski stopped 31 shots to help Red Deer Prairie Bus Lines pull out a 4-4 draw with Blackfalds in A action. Kwyn Heibert, Trystin Redman, Scott Bailey and Brandon Bodemar scored for Prairie.

Major Bantam Girls

The Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs finished their regular schedule losing 4-2 to the Rangers in Calgary Saturday and 2-1 to the Rocky Mountain Raiders in Cochrane Sunday.

Taylor Nyeste and Wendy Bell scored against the Rangers while Aly Anderson made 41 saves in goal.

Nyeste scored the lone goal for the Chiefs against the Raiders while Carissa Fischer started in goal and allowed three goals on 34 shots and Anderson played the final 13 minutes, stopping seven shots.

Peewee

The Red Deer TBS Chiefs knocked off Okotoks twice during the weekend to win the first round of their AA playoff series.

Ryan Vandervlis recorded a hat trick in a 9-6 TBS victory. Landon MacKenzie and Caden Shybunka each scored twice, Parker Smyth and Kyle Gibson scored singles and Klayton Sandquist made 29 saves.

In Saturday’s 6-1 conquest, Tyler Graber tallied twice and Ryan Nielsen, MacKenzie, Vandervlis and Shybunka also scored. Josh King stopped 26 shots.

In another AA playoff series, the Red Deer Parkland Transmission Chiefs beat the Wheatland Braves 4-2 to win a best-of-three set 2-1. Jeff deWitt and Brenan Frame each scored twice for the Chiefs, who got a 25-save effort from Dawson Weatherhill.

Parkland won the opener 4-3 on goals from deWitt, Luke Coleman Tyler Wall and Tanner Zentner and a 23-save outing from Weatherhill, then lost Game 2 8-7 in overtime as Coleman notched two goals, Frame, deWitt, Wall, Kyle James and Devon Fankhanel had one apiece and Weatherill and Westin Cardwell shared goaltending duties.

The Chiefs will face the Airdrie Lightning in the second round of playoffs.

Peewee Girls

Brenna Martin recorded a hat trick and Myha Cota and Lexi Davis each tallied twice as the Red Deer Sutter Fund A Chiefs completed their regular season with a 12-1 thrashing of Okotoks.

Brooke Cassidy, Jessica Makafka, Kirsten Pinkney, Maddison Toppe and Brooklyn Martinez rounded out the Red Deer attack. Alexandra Galenzoski made 15 saves for the Chiefs, who held a 32-16 advantage in shots.

The Chiefs finished first in their division with a 13-4-2 record and earned a bye in the first round of playoffs. Sutter Fund also allowed the fewest goals in regular-season play and was the least penalized team.