Minor hockey briefs – November 12

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Trey Degraaf and Chase Thudium scored for the Red Deer Optimist Chiefs Rebels in a 3-2 loss to the St. Albert Raiders Sunday in an AMHL Showcase Weekend game at Strathmore.

Brett Smyth led St. Albert with a pair of goals.

On Saturday, the Rebels Chiefs settled for a 1-1 draw with the Fort Saskatchewan Rangers, who got a dazzling 52-save performance from Red Deer native Anthony Hamill.

Jody Sick scored the lone goal for Red Deer, while Jayden Sittler made 15 saves.


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Andrew Perry notched the winning goal at 3:12 of the third period as the Red Deer IROC Chiefs downed the Calgary Blackhawks 4-3 Saturday.

Also scoring for the Chiefs were Spencer Otto, Kirt Fortney and Kale Howarth. Dalyn Haire made 15 saves for the winners, who outshot the visitors 42-18.

Meanwhile, the Red Deer Northstar Chiefs rang up a pair of weekend wins, blanking the host Calgary Canucks 8-0 Saturday, one day following a 6-1 home-ice win over the Southeast Hounds.

Chase Olsen fired two goals and added three assists against the Canucks, while Brody Dirk stopped all 20 shots he faced.

Also scoring for the Chiefs were Mack Differenz, who also chipped in with two assists, Cole Kapak, Brenden Baker, Andrew Kartusch, Toran Corbier and Layne Bensmiller. Northstar outshot the Canucks 41-20.

On Friday, Baker tallied twice and Corbier, Olsen, Dawson Reykdal and Logan Linnell each netted a goal. Branden Bilodeau made 20 saves for the winners, who held a 46-21 advantage in shots.


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Kyle Cornford scored the lone goal for the Red Deer Rebels White in a 3-1 loss to the visiting Calgary Flames Saturday.

Lane Congdon made 36 saves for the Rebels White, outshot 39-26.

The Rebels White also fell 5-4 to the host Calgary Northstars Sunday. Details were unavailable.

The Red Deer Rebels Black were 6-1 losers to the host Southeast Tigers. Ryan Vandervlis scored for Red Deer and Graydon Larson was the losing netminder.

The Rebels Black were also bounced 8-3 at Lethbridge. Details were unavailable.

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