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The Red Deer Elks split a AA league doubleheader, beating the Calgary Northwest Bruins 6-4 and losing 7-2 to the Wheatland Chiefs


The Red Deer Elks split a AA league doubleheader, beating the Calgary Northwest Bruins 6-4 and losing 7-2 to the Wheatland Chiefs.

Landon Hiebert and Stephen Pietsch had two goals each against the Bruins with singles added by Tyler Poskus and Dion Daoust. Brenden Mandrusiak stopped 34 shots in goal.

Dallen Hall and Pietsch scored against the Chiefs. Jarren Nickle and Mandrusiak faced 28 shots in net.

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Goaltender Tanner Kovacs made 35 saves as the Red Deer IROC Chiefs battled the Keystone Raiders to a 1-1 tie Sunday.

Brady Bakke scored the Chiefs lone goal.

Meanwhile, Robin Carlson’s second goal of the game gave IROC a 4-3 win over the Calgary Blazers Saturday.

Bakke and Bryce Boguski also scored for the winners, while Dasa Sydora turned aside 24 shots.

• In other action the Red Deer Northstar Chiefs tied the Calgary Bruins 3-3 and lost 5-2 to the AC Avalanche.

Mark Beingessner, Joel Topping and Sean Sayers scored against the Bruins and Brendan Dennis and Tyler Loomer against the Avalanche.

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The Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs split a pair of A league games during the weekend, beating Lethbridge 3-1 and losing 3-2 to Vauxhall.

Emma Malsbury scored twice and Haley Cramer once against Lethbridge while Lexi Kambeitz and Taylor Thoreson scored against Vauxhall.


The Red Deer Steel Kings swept a pair of AA weekend contests, downing the Airdrie Lightning 3-1 and doubling the Lethbridge Raiders 4-2.

James Gaume sniped two goals against Airdrie, with Allan Pruss also connecting for the Kings, who were outshot 33-16 but got a 32-save outing from Jayden Sittler.

Chris Gerrie potted two goals and set up another against Lethbridge, while Ian McLellan had a goal and three helpers and Wyatt Weatherall also scored. Brody Thomas made 27 saves as Red Deer was outshot 29-23.

• In other AA play, the Red Deer Service Plus Inns Chiefs tied Wheatland 2-2 and downed Strathmore 3-2.

Ryan Strome and Carter Sawicki scored once each against Wheatland with goaltender Joey Desrosiers making 27 saves.

Bryce Lightbown, Cole Visser and Jayden Rausch scored against Strathmore while goaltender Nicholas Galenzoski finished with 26 saves.

• In A league play, the Red Deer Frontier Bus Line Chiefs beat Drayton Valley 9-6 and Ponoka 3-0.

Ross Heidt scored five times against Drayton Valley with Tyler Chavez-Leach, Michael Pruss, Jacob Bottomley and Colton Levie connecting once each. Tanner Fandrey finished with 19 saves in goal.

Zane Steeves turned aside 15 shots for the shutout against Ponoka with Matthew Krusky, Chavez-Leach and Blake Draper scoring once each.

• Ty Elliott and Jackson Lailey each scored twice to lead AES Industrial past Welcan 4-2 in B action. Replying in a losing cause were Jarret Burzak and Mitchell Dore.

l In other B action, the Young Guns downed Sim’s Furniture 6-1 as Braydon Baker had two goals and two assists and Kale Lokos, Evan Petriew, Scott Bailey and Bruce Abell added one goal each. Kyle Kit replied for Sim’s.

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The Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs dropped their first AAA game of the season, 4-3 to the Calgary Rangers. Scoring for Red Deer were Taylor Hall, Reanna Arnold and Krista Wilson.


The Red Deer Versa-Line Chiefs downed previously unbeaten Stettler Blizzards 8-4 in A league play Sunday.

Josh Ho scored three times for the Chiefs with Vance Lacey adding a pair and Jordan Muirhead, Kirt Fortney and Josh Bussard one each. Matthew Atchison stopped 29 shots in goal.

Quade Cassidy, Quentin Greenwood, Ethan Rost and Jace Salmon scored for Stettler.

l The Red Deer Holiday Inn Chiefs split a pair of weekend A outings, downing Sundre 5-2 and falling 3-2 to Airdrie.

Kyle Gibson tallied twice in the Chiefs’ win, while Kyle Rideout, Ryan Vandervlis and Louis Leclerc also scored and Ryley Bosch made 17 saves in net.

In the exhibition loss to Airdrie, the Chiefs got goals from Curtis Johanson and Brenan Frame.

l Kyle Skogen fired three goals and Travis Mears had the other two for the Southside Stingers in a 6-5 B loss to he Dale Stuart Lightning.

l In other B league play Safeway downed HSBC 7-4 as Parker Booth scored twice and Barrett Beaudoin, Ryan Kaczmar, Nathan Schultz, Dylan Huhn and Ethan Ropcean once each.

Kale Hartley, Kory Drake, Bradley Saunders and Bronson Spearing replied for HSBC.

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