Minor Hockey summary: Midget AAA Rebels win 10 straight

The Red Deer IROC Chiefs came out on the losing end of a 6-2 count in a Saturday contest versus the host Keystone Raiders, their goals coming off the sticks of Draven Jerry and Kale LaPointe.

Joel Topping  and the Red Deer Optimist Rebels  beat Ty Bettac and Cameron Melville and the Ft. Saskatchewan Rangers 6-3 in Red Deer on Sunday.

Joel Topping and the Red Deer Optimist Rebels beat Ty Bettac and Cameron Melville and the Ft. Saskatchewan Rangers 6-3 in Red Deer on Sunday.

The Red Deer Optimist Rebels are red hot.

The Optimist Rebels extended their Alberta Midget Hockey League winning streak to 10 games Sunday by doubling the visiting Fort Saskatchewan Rangers 6-3.

Brady Bakke, with two goals, Conner Hartley, Wyat Haustein, Brody Robinson and Nick Glackin scored for Red Deer, while Tanner Jaillett faced 22 shots for the win. Rangers netminder Emerance Maschmeyer made 45 saves to keep the score respectable.

The victory capped a perfect weekend for the Optimist Rebels, who on Saturday got a hat-trick performance from Landon Hiebert in a 9-2 thumping of the visiting Edmonton Knights of Columbus Pats.

Bakke and Hartley each added two goals for the winners. Ty Clay and Trent Hermary rounded out the Red Deer scoring while Brendan Mandrusiak made 19 saves.

The Optimist Rebels are on the road this weekend, playing in Fort Saskatchewan and Lloydminster.

Midget AAA Minor

The Red Deer IROC Chiefs came out on the losing end of a 6-2 count in a Saturday contest versus the host Keystone Raiders, their goals coming off the sticks of Draven Jerry and Kale LaPointe.

Logan Muir made 36 saves for the Chiefs, who were outshot 42-21.

Meanwhile, the Red Deer North Star Chiefs dropped a 5-1 decision Saturday to the visiting Lethbridge Hurricanes. Jack Goranson potted the lone North Star goal, while Anthony Hamill made 32 saves. Red Deer was outshot 37-34.


The Red Deer ProStitch Chiefs split a pair of AA league games during the weekend, losing 8-4 to the Wheatland Chiefs Saturday and downing Airdrie 10-4 Sunday.

Clayton Swan scored three times against Airdrie while Brendan Dennis had two goals and Lucas Deibert, Kyle Moore, Pearce Just, Tyler Cassidy and Spenser Lee one each. Lee and Dennis added three assists each and goaltender Taylor Steele finished with 37 saves.

On Saturday, Jordan Pratt, Adam Ferguson, Clayton Swan and Cassidy scored once each. Cassidy and Lee added two helpers apiece. Steele and Brady Nydokus shared goaltending duties and faced 37 shots.

• The Red Deer Kings Energy Chiefs went 3-0 in weekend A action, doubling Kneehill 6-3, downing Drayton Valley 5-3 and defeating Stettler 7-5.

Ryland Gallant and Brett Hoppus each scored twice and Dylan Cole and Jordan Joynes had one goal apiece against Kneehill, while Gallant potted two gaols and Cole, Seth Hallman and Alex Haldane were the marksmen against Drayton Valley.

In the win over Stettler, Gallant and Dustin Spearing each fired two goals and Cole, Hallman and Haldane also tallied. Brody Jewan recorded all three wins in the Kings Energy net.

Major Bantam Girls

The Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs dropped a pair of weekend games, losing 2-1 to the Calgary Rangers on the road Sunday and 5-2 to the Edmonton Lightning Saturday at home. Raina Turnbull scored for the Chiefs Sunday while netminder Carissa Fischer finished with 46 saves.

On Saturday, the Chiefs jumped into a 2-0 lead on goals by Cassidy Belsher and Taylor Nyeste in the second period before the Lighting added a second-period marker and four in the third.

Aly Andersen finished with 51 saves for the Chiefs, who had 13 shots on goal.


The Red Deer Steel Kings earned there of four points in AA league play during the weekend.

The Kings downed Airdrie 4-3 Sunday after tying the Red Deer Ramada Chiefs 3-3 Saturday.

Mitch Morrison had two goals and two assists against Airdrie with Andrew Nielsen adding a goal and two helpers and Elijha Schlaht a goal.

Nielsen had a goal and two assists against the Chiefs with Blayne Friesen and Morrison adding a goal each. Mark Griffith had two assists.

Mack Differenz, Matthew Thiessen and Taylor Sincennes had one goals each and Michael Pruss three assists for the Chiefs.


The Red Deer Parkland Transmission Chiefs had a 2-2 record at the Peewee Classic in Regina during the weekend.

They defeated the Regina Avalanche 6-5 and the Martensville Marauders 4-3 in pool play while losing 6-1 to the Winnipeg River East Marauders in their pool and 8-4 to the Lumsden Lions in the quarter-finals.

Louis Leclerc potted a pair of goals against Regina with singles added by Nolan Dore, Abagael Thiessen, Devon Fankhanel and Matthew Giele. Westin Cardwell recorded the victory in goal.

Brenan Frame, Leclerc, Luke Coleman and Tyler Wall scored against Martensville with Cardwell picking up the win.

Tanner Zentner had the lone goal against Winnipeg while Wall, had two goals and Giele and Zentner one each against Lumsden. Dawson Weatherill was in goal for both games.

• In other AA action the Red Deer TBS Chiefs lost 9-6 to the Leduc Roughnecks in the two-game, total-goal provincial playoff series. They lost 5-2 in the opening game and tied 4-4 in the second.

Caden Shybunka and Ryan Vandervlis scored in the opener with Tyler Graber connecting twice and Parker Smyth and Shybunka once each in the second contest.

In league play the Chiefs tied the Foothills Bisons 4-4 Sunday with Kyle Gibson scoring twice and Shybunka and Smyth once each.

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