Minor hockey briefs – Feb. 28

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The Red Deer North Star Chiefs and Red Deer IROC Chiefs both finished on top of their respective divisions as the league came to a close on Sunday.

The North Stars beat the Calgary Bruins 4-1 Saturday and the Calgary Stampeders 7-0 Sunday.

Chris Gerrie had two goals and Chase Thudium and Kaleb Denham one each against the Bruins with Carson Franks finishing with 23 saves.

On Sunday, Gerrie scored twice with Thudium, Andy McLennan, Alan Pruss, Mik Doel and Ryan Swier once each with Rylan Barbick making 18 saves for the shutout.

The IROC Chiefs finished two points ahead of the Calgary Gold in the standings, thanks to a 5-2 win over the Gold Saturday.

Trey DeGraaf had two goals for Red Deer with Colton Bobyk, Dallas Valentine and Carter Sawicki adding single markers.

Thomas Della Siega had 29 saves in goal.


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The Red Deer Elks won two of three starts during the weekend, losing 7-1 to the Wheatland Chiefs and beating the Bow Valley Timberwolves 5-0 and the Lethbridge Hounds 4-2.

Jordy Potter scored against the Chiefs while Nicholas Keoghan scored twice against the Timberwolves with singles added by Conner Einhorn, Spencer Yeats and Brett Hoppus. Logan Muir made 20 saves for the shutout.

Einhorn scored twice and Yeats and Keoghan once each against the Hounds with Brady Jewan making 37 saves.

The Elks finished the regular season in fifth place with a 13-18-5 record.

Meanwhile, the Red Deer Pro-Stitch Chiefs downed Medicine Hat 5-4 and the Foothills Bisons 6-2.

Chris Rauckman, Jordan Pratt, Kyle Moore, Jack Goranson and Adam Ferguson scored against Medicine Hat as Karsten Banack had four assists and Adam Ferguson two.

Alex Haldane had two goals against the Bisons with Jay Sutherland, Derrick Morrell, Goranson and Pratt adding one each.


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The Red Deer King’s Energy Chiefs lost 7-6 to the Rocky Mountain House Royals Sunday and beat them 3-0 Friday.

Rylan Gallant had three goals and Jacob Bottomly two Sunday for the Chiefs with a single added by Tyson Crampain.

Justis Lowry had three goals for the Royals with singles added by Draven Jerry, Dalton Slager, Levi Stange and Gabe Hughes.

Gallant scored all three goals for the Chiefs Friday with Raffiq Manji recording the shutout.


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The Red Deer Frontier Chiefs dropped a pair of playoff games to the Stettler Guns N Roses 2-1 and 5-2.

Braden Olsen scored in the 2-1 loss with Darren Desjardins and Bronson Spearing in the second contest.


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Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs beat Sherwood Park 4-3 in overtime in the final of the Rocky Mountain Fuzion Sherwood Park tournament held in Banff during the weekend.


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The Red Deer KFC Chiefs downed the Red Deer Sheraton Chiefs 17-12 in their two-game, total-goal playoff series.

KFC won the opening game 11-5 Saturday with Sheraton taking the Sunday game 7-6.

Jace Paarup, Josh Zinger and Hunter Marchildon had two goals each for KFC with singles added by Cade Mason, Quincey Johnson, Zachary Jansen, Mateo Perich and Colby Chavez-Leech on Saturday.

Keaton Sorensen had three goals and Jayden Reschny and Carter Betterson one each for Sheraton.

On Sunday, Sorensen connected four times with Ethan Leitch adding a pair and Bettenson one.

Marchildon and Cole Hardman had two goals each for KFC with singles added by Paarup and Riley Sitko.

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