Scott Kalinchuk scored in overtime to give the Bentley Generals a 3-2 win last night over the Lloydminster Border Kings. With the win... the Generals clinch their sixth straight Chinook Hockey League.
The best-of-three league final series turned out to be quite a classic. LBK won the opener in overtime on Thursday, Bentley won at home 6-3 on Saturday before taking last night's finale in OT. The Generals trailed 2-1 late in the third period until Jason Lundmark found the back of the net setting the stage for Kalinchuk's heroics. It's possible that these two teams will meet at least once more this season if the Generals qualify for the 2012 Allan Cup which the Border Kings are hosting.
Bentley will now take on Horse Lake in one of two Senior AAA Provincial semifinal series.
Horse Lake eliminated Fort Saskatchewan over the weekend. Sylvan Lake will take on Stony Plain in the other semifinal series.
The Red Deer Optimist Rebels clinched first place in the Chrysler (south) division of the Alberta Midget Hockey League with wins 5-0 over the UFA Bisons on Saturday and 8-2 over the Edmonton KC Pats on Sunday.
In that game, Scott Feser led the scoring attack with two goals and two assists. The Optimist Rebels can clinch first overall in the AMHL with a win over Lethbridge next Sunday.
Red Deer's foursome of Jocelyn Peterman, Brittany Tran, Rebecca Konschuh and Kristine Anderson will represent Canada at next month's World Junior Curling Championship in Sweden.
They won the Canadian title Saturday in Ontario with a 12-6 win over Manitoba.
The team is coached by Red Deer's Nancy McInernay.
Notre Dame won the boys title at Lindsay Thurber's 30th annual senior basketball tournament. Hunting Hills won silver in the girls division.
The RDC Queens hockey team has rallied its way into the ACAC playoffs.
The Queens 4-0 fell at Grant MacEwan but have tied SAIT with 18 points in the standings. RDC owns the tie breaker and still has two games remaining while the Trojans have none.
Staying with RDC... the Queens volleyball squad split a pair of matches versus NAIT this past weekend to finish 4th overall in the ACAC. The Queens and NAIT will meet in the opening round of playoffs.
Kings volleyball finished first overall thanks to a pair of wins over NAIT. Unfortunately, Briercrest was in first place at the Christmas break and as a result won the right to host the ACAC championship tournament instead of the Kings.
Kings basketball are second in the south division. They fell to both Keyano and Grant MacEwan over the weekend. Queens basketball also lost to Keyano and GMac.
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Paul McCartney's closing performance from last night borders on perfection! Seriously. The second half of Abbey Road is one of the greatest pieces of music of all time... and Sir Paul sang it bang on, note for note, more than 40 years later... check it out, incredible stuff! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUs_dXXGs44