Minor hockey briefs – September 24


Minor Midget AAA

The Red Deer IROC Chiefs were 2-2 during a busy preseason weekend, opening with a 5-4 win over the Raiders as Riley Mathies and Bradly Makofka each sniped two goals.

Reid Sterling also tallied for the Chiefs, while Carson Franks made 24 saves.

IROC followed up with a 3-2 win over Grande Prairie as Sterling, Ty Wagar and Kirt Fortney connected and Dalyn Haire was the winning goalie.

From there, Riley Smith notched a third-period power-play marker in a 2-1 loss to the Red Deer Northstars, who goal goals from Lane Bensmiller and Brenden Baker. Franks made 21 saves in a losing cause, with Brandon Bilodeau blocking 21 shots for the Northstars.

IROC closed out the weekend with a 4-1 loss to Lloydminster. Sterling potted the lone Chiefs goal and Haire turned aside 14 shots.

Major Bantam

Both Red Deer teams struck out during the weekend, with the Rebels White falling 7-3 to the visiting Calgary Royals and 9-2 to the host Calgary Bisons, and the host Rebels Black losing 5-2 to the Calgary Northstars.

Tyler Steenbergen fired all three goals against the Royals, while Dawson Weatherill made 37 saves. Steenbergen and Tyler Wall connected and Lane Congdon turned aside 31 shots in the loss to the Bisons.

The Rebels Black got goals from T.J. Brown and Luke Coleman and a 28-save effort from Graydon Larson in their weekend loss.

Bantam AA

Kyle James potted the lone goal and Josh King turned aside all 30 shots he faced as the Red Deer Ramada Inn Chiefs downed host Taber 1-0 Saturday.

Ramada fell 4-1 at Medicine Hat Sunday, their lone goal coming from Mike Kellough. Justin Travis made 38 saves for the visitors.

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