Local sports briefs – September 30

Brett Ouellette notched one goal and assisted on another as the Stettler Lightning defeated the host Ponoka Stampeders 4-1 Wednesday in the Heritage Junior B Hockey League regular-season opener for both clubs.

Lightning strike Stampeders

Brett Ouellette notched one goal and assisted on another as the Stettler Lightning defeated the host Ponoka Stampeders 4-1 Wednesday in the Heritage Junior B Hockey League regular-season opener for both clubs.

Shayne Liukkonen, Jacob Schwarzenberger and Derek Mulbach also scored for the visitors, while Simon Thieleman made 23 saves.

Colin Richard potted the lone goal for the Stampeders, who got a 55-save performance from Logan Stebner.

Stettler was assessed five of eight minor penalties.


Cougars still perfect

LACOMBE — The Notre Dame Cougars ran their Central Alberta High School Senior Boys’ Volleyball League record to 3-0 with a 3-0 win over the Central Alberta Christian High School Knights Wednesday.

The Cougars won 25-13, 25-18, 25-22 with Dominik Kropacek their player of the match.


Rustlers stomp Queens

CALGARY — A shorthanded RDC Queens basketball team were swamped in the second quarter by the Lakeland Rustlers out of Lloydminster and fell 76-52 in the SAIT Fall Classic on Thursday.

The Rustlers out paced the Queens by 21 points in the second quarter and RDC was unable to close the gap the rest of the way.

Lacombe rookie Erin Wiersma scored 11 points and nine rebounds and was named RDC player of the game while Lauren Loyek added 12 points and seven rebounds while going five-for-nine from the field as the Queens played without two of their top guards.

The Queens face the NAIT Ooks today at 2 p.m. and then the Olds Broncos at 4 p.m. on Saturday.