Minor hockey briefs – Jan. 30

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Bantam AAA

Both the Red Deer Rebels Black and White split a pair of weekend games.

The Rebels Black downed Airdrie 3-1 Saturday and lost 8-2 to the Calgary Bronks Sunday while the White opened the weekend with a 8-2 loss to the Calgary Bisons then downed the Calgary Northstars 3-2.

Tyler Wall, Jeff deWit and Layne Bensmiller scored for the Rebels Black against Airdrie while goaltender Carson Franks made 32 saves.

Zach Knight and Bensmiller connected against the Bronks while Cole Sears made 39 saves.

Mack Differenz had two goals and Brad Makofka one for the Rebels White against the Northstars while Brody Dirk finished with 44 saves in goal.

On Sunday, Quentin Greenwood and Differenz scored once each. Dirk finished with 31 saves.


Minor Midget AAA

The Red Deer North Star Chiefs earned three of a possible four points during the weekend.

The Chiefs downed the Cochrane AC Avalanche 6-1 Sunday after tying the Calgary Bruins 3-3 Saturday.

Jordan Steenbergen, Andrew Mclennan, Chris Gerrie, Mathew Thiessen, Ryan Swier and Jayden Sveinson scored against the Avalanche. Carson Franks made 42 saves for the win.

Swier tallied twice against the Bruins with a single added by Gerrie. Rylan Bardick made 25 saves.


Midget AA

The Red Deer Elks picked up a win and two ties during the weekend.

The Elks overcame a 3-1 deficit to tie the Calgary Gold 3-3 Sunday after beating the Lethbridge Hounds 6-3 Saturday and tying the Innisfail Lakers 4-4 Friday.

Nicholas Keoghan had a pair of goals and Dustin Spearing one against the Gold while Logan Muir made 24 saves in goal.

On Saturday, Keoghan and Tyler Kohut had two goals each with singles added by Austin Reeves and Kevin Innes. Muir faced 26 shots.

On Friday, Trey Christensen scored his third goal of the game with 1:23 left in the third period to give Innisfail the tie. Ben Robinson scored the other Innisfail goal while Conner Einhorn, Keoghan, Garret Engert and Spearing connected for the Elks. Muir and the Flyers Greg Pols both faced 37 shots.

• The Red Deer Pro-Stitch Chiefs won a pair of weekend games, beating the Wheatland Chiefs 5-4 and the Calgary Blazers 5-2.

Chris Rauckman had two goals again both teams. Kane Weik, Dallas Link and Jordan Pratt also scored against Wheatland while Kyle Moore, Alex HAldane and Coler Visser connected against the Blazers.

Brady Nydokus was in goal against Wheatland and Nick Galenzoski against Calgary.


Peewee A Girls

The Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs beat the Okotoks Oilers 12-2 in a Saturday contest.


Atom AA

Luke Miller scored the third-period winner as the Lacombe A Rockets slipped past the Red Deer AA KFC Chiefs 3-2.

Atlen Bowness and Myles Pallister also tallied for the winners. KFC got goals from Cade Mason and Matero Perich.

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