Sports briefs -October 3,2011

The Red Deer Rebels White split a pair of Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League road games during the weekend, while the Rebels Black came up empty in two contests.

Rebels White split

The Red Deer Rebels White split a pair of Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League road games during the weekend, while the Rebels Black came up empty in two contests.

The Rebels White were 7-6 losers at Medicine Hat, where Chase Olsen tallied twice and Kale Howarth, Jesse Freeborn, Toran Corbier and Quentin Greenwood also scored in a losing cause and Brody Dirk made 43 saves.

The Rebels White rebounded for a 6-4 win at Lethbridge, as Brad Makofka scored twice and Andrew Perry, Luke Coleman, Brenden Baker and Mack Differenz added singles. Branden Bilodeau stopped 26 shots in the Red Deer net.

Meanwhile, the Rebels Black were 3-2 losers to visiting Okotoks and were thumped 12-2 by the host Calgary Bisons.

Shae Reynolds and Jeff deWitt tallied for the Rebels Black against Okotoks, and Tyler Graber and TJ Brown scored against the Bisons, who pelted Red Deer goalie Carson Franks with 38 shots.

Optimists win

The Red Deer Optimist Rebels unleashed 58 shots Sunday while opening their Alberta Midget Hockey League season with a 7-3 win over the host Medicine Hat Tigers.

Scott Feser led the Rebels with two goals and two assists, while Scott Ferguson, Jon Finnigan, Logan Fisher, Dylan Thudium and Brady Bakke also connected for the visitors. Matt Zentner stopped 20 shots for the win.

The Optimist Rebels are back on the road next weekend for Saturday and Sunday games at Fort Saskatchewan and Lloydminster.

SF Chiefs roll

The Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs ran their Alberta Major Midget Female Hockey League record to 5-1 with a pair of victories during the weekend.

They downed the visiting Spruce Grove Saints 5-1 at the Collicutt Centre Saturday and came back to beat the Flyers 3-1 in Calgary Sunday.

Reanna Arnold scored twice against the Saints while Krista Wilson had a goal and an assist and Emily Lougheed and Hannah Mousek added single markers.

Jennifer West made three saves in goal while her teammates had 51 shots on the Spruce Grove net.

On Sunday, Lougheed tallied twice with Taryn Baumgardt adding a single goal. Jade Petrie had a pair of assists while Megan Kirkland made 16 saves in goal. The Chiefs, had 28 shots.

Steelers solid

The Red Deer Steelers got three touchdowns and four converts from Reiss Flunder to down the Sylvan Lake Bears 37-6 in Central Peewee Football League play Saturday.

Flunder kicked three converts and ran one in.

Luke Mattheis and Jordan Lenius added touchdowns for the Steelers while Joshua Howse had a major for the Lions.

In other league play the Innisfail Cyclones beat the Stettler Panthers 53-6, the Lacombe Explosion stopped the Olds Huskies 35-14 and the Wetaskiwin Panthers edged the Red Deer Hornets 34-30.

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