Local sports briefs – Oct. 28

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Coach’s passing mourned

One of the major boosters of Red Deer minor soccer passed away this week following a hard-fought battle with cancer.

Terry McIntyre supported the growth of soccer in Red Deer and surrounding areas for the past seven and a half years, serving as a tournament coordinator for Red Deer City Soccer and coaching at several levels.

A native of Halifax, England, McIntyre coached the women’s Rebel Alliance and the men’s Parkland United, was also involved with the Red Deer Renegades and coached the under-18 tier 2 boys squad to a provincial gold medal.

He also coached the indoor under-16 tier 1 girls to a second-place finish in the highly competitive Edmonton League and tied the top Edmonton teams at outdoor provincials in the same year. The coach accompanied his team to Denman Island, B.C., that year for training and competed successfully against Vancouver teams.

McIntyre is survived by his wife Cynthia and children David and Sarah.

A service will be held at the Eventide Funeral Chapel on Saturday at 1 p.m., with a celebration of his life to follow at the Red Deer Lodge. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Terry’s honour may be made to the Red Deer Canadian Cancer Society.


Lakewood still open

While a number of the golf courses in Central Alberta are closed for the season, golf fanatics can still get their fill.

Lakewood Golf Resort, just northeast of Sylvan Lake will remain open as long as possible while Red Deer’s Balmoral Golf Club is open until Oct. 31.

Lakewood has no planned closing date.


Mobile 1 drains Batteries

Mobile 1 Lube Express got 18 points from Jeff Diep in downing Triple A Batteries 43-37 in Central Alberta Senior Men’s Basketball Association play.

Josh Ernst had 13 points for Triple A.


Cougars take doubleheader

Notre Dame took both ends of a Central Alberta Girls’ Volleyball League doubleheader against the West Central Rebels in Rocky Mountain House Thursday.

The Cougars beat the Rebels 25-14, 25-9, 25-9 in senior action with Erica Hogan their player of the match. In JV play Jenna Soroka was player of the match for the Cougars, who won 25-11, 25-13, 25-20.


Lightning finish season unbeaten

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE — The Hunting Hills Lightning put the finishing touches on an 8-0 Central Alberta High School Football League regular season with a 26-16 win over the West Central Rebels Thursday.

Shane Gasser, who leads the league in scoring with 114 points, had a touchdown, two field goals and two converts for the Lightning.

Gasser’s touchdown came on an 80-yard run late in the first half, giving the Lightning a 16-8 halftime lead.

Ryan Miles and Josh Larrett scored the other Hunting Hills touchdowns. Castin Anger had a pair of majors for Rocky with Chris Soodsma adding a single and a convert. Liam Willis had a two-point convert.

Gasser led the Lightning with 142 yards rushing while Matt Russell had 76. Anger had 145 and Soodsma 95 for the Rebels, who finished with 342 yards in offence compared to 334 for the Lightning.

The Lightning’s next action is Nov. 5 when they face Sylvan Lake at Great Chief Park in the league final. The winner will win the league and represent Central Alberta in the Tier II provincials.

The Rebels, 2-6) will meet either Camrose or Wetaskiwin in the league’s seventh-place game and will compete in the Tier IV provincials.


Kodiaks edge Grizzlys

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OLDS — The Camrose Kodiaks needed a shootout to edge the Olds Grizzlys 2-1 in Alberta Junior Hockey League play before 578 fans Thursday.

Jonathan Lashyn and Connor Mailey scored the Kodiaks in the shootout against Olds goalie Brandon Thiessen while Graig Gans was the lone Olds shooter to get the puck past Camrose goalie Brayden Hopfe.

The game was scoreless after 40 minutes with Tanner Tyndall breaking the ice for the Kodiaks with an unassisted short-handed marker at 1:54 of the third period. Dylan Hubbs connected for Olds at 18:36 to send the game into extra time.

Thiessen finished with 32 saves while Hopfe made 27.

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