STRATHMORE — Jody Sick scored twice and Matt Zentner made 23 saves as the Red Deer Optimist Rebels Chiefs downed the UFA Bisons 5-3 Wednesday to advance to the Alberta Midget Hockey League South Division final.
Chris Gerrie, Dustin Gorgi and Jacob also tallied for Red Deer, which took the best-of-five South semifinal series in four games. Colton Bobyk picked up three assists for the winners.
Replying for the Bisons were Tristan Thompson, Kurt Fraser and Ryan Zeniuk. Grayson Sharpe stopped 32 shots in a losing cause.
Red Deer will face either the Calgary Royals or Calgary Buffaloes in the South Division final.