- Central Alberta Buccaneers Football
- Hockey Alberta holds its AGM in Red Deer
- Boxing Bull***t
- A few other local sports notes
Even to use a cliche lead like "Bucs Mauled By Wolfpack" wouldn't do this one justice.
The Calgary Wolfpack erupted for 42 second quarter points on their way to embarassing the Central Alberta Buccaneers 64-0 in Alberta Football League play Saturday night at Great Chief Park.
The Wolfpack remain the only AFL team the Bucs have yet to beat in their 11 year history. In recent years, the Bucs have been step for step with the Wolfpack in a number of high scoring shootouts. But that clearly was not the case this time around as the Wolfpack offense flexed its muscles to its fullest extent while the Bucs 'O' failed to get anything done.
"I'm embarassed" Bucs Head Duane Brown said following the loss. "Our guys played came out hard in the first quarter, we played our style of football. Second quarter, a couple of things didn't go our way and our attitude slipped. We didn't play our style of football and it snowballed on us. Unfortunately, it's a painful lesson. When you play a good football team you can't let stuff like that happen and we did today."
Brown pointed out injuries and fumbled play calls as the reasons for the Buccaneers second quarter collapse.
"We had a couple guys go down and we put backups in place. Nothing against the backup ups but unfortunately they relayed the wrong signals so we were in different coverages. Guys were in places they shouldn't have been. And as a result they took advantage of it."
Hard as it is to believe, Brown did see some things from his team that he actually liked.
"Todd Lewis (linebacker) I thought had a phenomenal day. The kid just worked his butt off all game long and I was really pleased with that. Josh Harkema also had a decent game until he got his knee hurt. I'll also point out Corey Pusey. Playing [defensive] halfback for the first time he got about four or five tackles and made some plays. He made a couple of mistakes but stepped up and played a position he's not used to playing and did a hell of a job."
The Bucs will have to have a case of short term amnesia and forget about this one. They visit the Calgary Gators, who have quickly climbed the ranks to become their most bitter arch rival, this coming Saturday.
Hockey Alberta helds its Annual General Meeting here in Red Deer over the weekend. Here are some of the highlights...
- Friday night seminar on body checking. Hockey Alberta will appoint a body checking review committee to review the topic and current regulations over the next year. Look up
- Hockey Alberta intends to host a provincial hockey summit in 2013 bringing together all stakeholders in hockey from all level to discuss the current state and the future of hockey in Alberta.
For those of you who still watch boxing (and those of you who don't for that matter) my next statement will be completely obvious...
Saturday night's "win" for Timothy Bradley Jr. over Manny Pacquiao was a complete embarassment. Another travesty in a sport that can hardly afford them as it tries not to be completely erased from public consciousness by mixed martial arts. Funny enough, this farce has me talking about boxing for the first time ever on this blog.
By no means am I any sort of expert when it comes to boxing but even I could tell that Pacquiao won that fight going away. Anyhoo, here's a good write up on the most popular 'conspiracy theory' being bantered about.
A few other local sports notes from the weekend...
The Notre Dame girls and Rocky Mountain House boys each finished fourth in their divisions at high school rugby provincials in Edmonton.
Red Deer's Mitch Evanecz finished 28th at a Canadian Professional Golf Tour event in Victoria over the weekend.
The Red Deer Riggers picked up a win and a loss in tournament action in St. Albert this weekend. They fell 5-4 to Fort Saskatchewan before drilling the Red Deer Stags 15-4. The rest of the tournament was wiped out due to rain.
The Red Deer Midget AAA Carstar Braves lost a pair of league games yesterday at Great Chief Park to the Foothills Black Dawgs by scores of 8-5 and 11-0.
Parkland Baseball League... The Lacombe Dodgers beat the Red Deer Razorbacks 10-5 on Friday. Sunday, the Dodgers hosted the Irricana Canadians and took both of the double header. (3-2, 17-1 in 5 innings.
Red Deer's TBS Rampage Jr. B Tier 1 lacrosse team split their games in Manitoba this weekend. On Saturday, they won 16-4 over the Manitoba Gryphons. Sunday, the Gryphons came back to win 13-12.