Minor hockey briefs – December 1

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Minor midget AAA

The Red Deer Northstar Chiefs fired four unanswered third-period goals Saturday en route to a 5-2 home-ice victory over the Calgary Royals.

Chase Olsen led the Chiefs with a goal and two assists at the Arena. Ben Strautman, Nolan Dyck, Shae Reynolds and Toran Corbier also scored for the winners, who got a 24-save effort from Brody Dirk while outshooting the visitors 47-26.

The Chiefs weren’t so fortunate Sunday, losing 6-2 to the visiting Lethbridge Hurricanes. Corbier and Chad Gross scored for Northstar — outshot 33-29 — while Brandon Bilodeau made 27 saves.

Meanwhile, the Red Deer IROC Chiefs lost their lone weekend contest, 2-1 Saturday to the Airdrie/Cochrane Avalanche at the Arena. Captain Andrew Perry notched a short-handed goal for IROC, which held a 29-24 advantage in shots while getting a 22-save performance from Carson Franks.


Major midget girls

Becky Davidson’s two-goal effort helped the Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs defeat the host Highwood Raiders 5-2 Sunday.

Katlynn Kyle, Taylor Hall and Krista Wilson also scored for Sutter Fund in the game played at High River. Nisa Bartlett made 24 saves for the Chiefs as each team had 26 shots on goal.

On Saturday, the Chiefs earned a 2-2 tie with the host Sherwood Park Fury. Scoring for Red Deer, which battled back from a 2-0 deficit, were Jade Lee and Krista Wilson.

Sutter Fund outshot the Fury 25-20 while getting an 18-save performance from Aly Andersen.


Major bantam

The Red Deer Rebels Black posted a pair of weekend wins, while the Rebels White came up short on two occasions.

The Rebels Black cruised past the host Lloydminster Heat 8-2 Saturday and 24 hours later crushed the visiting Grande Prairie Storm 8-0.

TJ Brown, Jeffrey de Wit and Jeremy Klessens each scored twice at Lloydminster, where Luke Coleman and Parker Smyth also tallied for the Rebels Black and winning netminder Graydon Larsen made 21 saves. The visitors held a comfortable 58-23 advantage in shots.

Geordan Andrew stopped all 16 shots he faced against Grande Prairie at the Arena, where Klessens and Tyree Goodrunning each scored twice and Coleman, Brown, Ryan Vandervlis and Dayton Playford also connected. Storm goalie Mason Gould made 43 saves.

The Rebels White, meanwhile, tied the Storm 3-3 Friday at the Collicutt Centre and dropped a 6-2 decision to the host Calgary Bisons Sunday.

Kyle Cornford, Landon Mackenzie and Tyler Steenbergen scored against the Storm. Lane Congdon stopped 33 shots for the Rebels, while Grande Prairie goaltender Tyson Walker made 44 saves.

Reed Engman and Tyler Wall connected in a losing cause at Calgary. Dawson Weatherill made 28 saves for the Rebels White, who fired just 18 shots at Bisons netminder Josh Belisle.


Major bantam girls

Mikaela Reay’s third-period goal was the winner as the Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs slipped past the host Calgary Outlaws 2-1 Saturday.

Carley Ward notched the other Chiefs marker, while netminder Alexandra Galenzoski made 21 saves.


Bantam A

The Red Deer Frontier Chiefs dropped a pair of weekend contests, 5-4 at Maskwacis and 5-3 to visiting Sylvan Lake.

Kale Hartley scored twice against Maskwacis, with Spencer Kelly and Jerome Beaverbones adding singles. Nolan MacGregor was the losing netminder.

Scoring from Frontier in the loss to Sylvan Lake were Stefan Theriault, Tristyn Zarubiak and Curtis Hallman. Brett Martens made 31 saves in a losing cause.