Leer hat trick not enough for Midgets to win

Ryker Leer erupted for three goals but the Red Deer Optimist Rebels Chiefs fell 6-4 to the host Calgary Northstars in an Alberta Midget Hockey League clash Sunday.

Ryker Leer erupted for three goals but the Red Deer Optimist Rebels Chiefs fell 6-4 to the host Calgary Northstars in an Alberta Midget Hockey League clash Sunday.

Dustin Gorgi also scored for Red Deer, while Matt Zentner and Jayden Sittler combined to make 21 saves. Derek Mazil was busier at the other end, turning aside 44 shots.

On Friday, the Rebels Chiefs were 4-1 winners over the visiting Edmonton Canadian Athletic Club, getting goals from Gorgi, Chase Thudium, Ian McLellan and Jack Goranson and a 17-save performance from Sittler. Red Deer held a 33-18 edge in shots.

The Rebels Chiefs return to action Friday at 8 p.m. at the Arena versus the Northstars.