Minor hockey briefs – January 6

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Minor Midget AAA

The Red Deer Northstar Chiefs split a pair of weekend games, losing 4-2 to the Calgary Rangers and winning 5-2 over the Calgary Canucks.

Ryan Chambers and Gerritt Verhoeven scored against the Rangers with Reid Money making 14 saves. The Chiefs had 35 shots on goal.

Brady Park, Braden Bystrom, Connor Sullivan, Ryan Chambers and Luke Coleman scored against the Canucks. Lane Congdon made 18 saves to pick up the win while his teammates had 40 shots on goal.

Meanwhile the Red Deer Aero Equipment Chiefs dropped a 5-3 decision to the Southeast Tigers on Saturday. Ryan Vandervlis, Josh Gette and Tyler Graber scored for the Chiefs while Geordan Andrew made 23 saves. The Chiefs had 35 shots.


Female Major Midget AAA

The Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs dropped a pair of games in the Alberta Major Midget Female Hockey League during the weekend.

The Chiefs lost 5-0 to the Highwood Raiders Saturday and 2-1 to the Calgary Flyers Sunday.

Nisa Bartlett finished with 18 saves against the Raiders while her teammates managed just eight shots on goal.

On Sunday, Jocelyne Prince scored for the Chiefs while Bailey Knapp made 19 saves. The Chiefs had 20 shots on goal.


Major Midget AAA

LETHBRIDGE — The Red Deer Optimist Chiefs kicked off the 2014 portion of their Alberta Midget Hockey League schedule on a winning note.

The Chiefs got a pair of goals from Chase Olsen and shutout goaltending from Cole Sears in recording a 2-0 win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes Sunday.

Olsen scored at 16:02 of the first period and 4:57 of the third while Sears finished with 23 saves.

The Chiefs finished with 34 shots on goal.

They return to action Friday when they host the Calgary Royals at 8 p.m. at the Arena.

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