Monday, September 16, 2013

Weekend Wrap - Sept 16

With the web editor for my sports page at down for maintenance... here is my usual weekend wrap from the local sports scene...


The Red Deer Rebels wrapped up preseason play with a pair of wins over the weekend.  The Rebels finished with a 3-3-0-0 preseason record.

Friday, the Rebels used a five-goal third period comeback to beat the Edmonton Oil Kings 7-5 in Lacombe. Conner Bleackley led the offensive attack with three goals while Scott Feser scored the game winner.

Saturday, Rhyse Dieno authored a hat trick of his own in the Rebels' 8-5 win over the Medicine Hat Tigers in Stettler. 

Today, the Rebels reassigned recently acquired forward Kailum Gervais to the Yorkton Terriers of the SJHL where he has played the last two seasons. The club now sits with 29 players on its roster.

Goaltender Patrik Bartosak arrives back in Red Deer today after attending camp with the Los Angeles Kings. Defenceman Kayle Doetzel is still at camp with the Nashville Predators. Forward Lukas Sutter was cut by the Winnipeg Jets and will be on his way to Red Deer. Defenceman Mathew Dumba is still at camp with the Minnesota Wild and will be for the foreseeable future.

Regular season play for the Rebels opens Friday night in Cranbrook versus the Kootenay Ice (7pm. 106.7 The Drive) followed by the home opener at the Enmax Centrium, Saturday at 7pm also versus the Ice.

BMO CHL Top 10 Rankings – Pre-season

1.        London Knights

2.        Baie-Comeau Drakkar

3.        Portland Winterhawks

4.        Rimouski Oceanic

5.        Guelph Storm

6.        Prince Albert Raiders

7.        Quebec Remparts

8.        Edmonton Oil Kings

9.        Kingston Frontenacs

10.     Kootenay Ice

Honourable Mention:

1.     Barrie Colts

2.     Gatineau Olympiques

3.     Kelowna Rockets

The reigning back-to-back national champion Red Deer Optimist Chiefs had a strong showing at a tournament in Strathmore. They tied the UFA Bisons 5-5 and the Calgary Buffaloes 4-4 then beat the Calgary Northstars 4-1 and the Bisons 3-1. Red Deer then beat the Buffaloes 4-1 in the tournament final.

Red Deer Bantam AAA Rebels Black played the Southeast Athletic Club Tigers to a 2-2 tie on Sunday. Brad Hellofs and Levi Glasman scored for the Rebels while Shae Herbert was in goal.

Saturday, Rebels Black, in their season opener, defeated the Lethbridge Val Matteoti Goldenhawks 4-1. Braden Westin, Brendan Davidson and Quinn Justinen scored for the Rebels Black. Justin Travis was goaltending, finishing with 20 saves.

Next home game is Saturday at 1:15pm at the Red Deer Arena where the Rebels Black will take on Rebels White, who beat Lethbridge 5-4 on Sunday.

RDC Athletics – weekend results

Men's Hockey (exhibition)
September 13 – RDC 3, SAIT 2
September 15 – SAIT 5, RDC 2

Women's Hockey (exhibition)
September 14- Saskatchewan Huskies 5, RDC 3
September 15 – Huskies 4, RDC 0

Women’s Soccer

September 13 – SAIT 1, RDC 1
September 11 – RDC 1, Olds 0

Men's Soccer
September 13 – RDC 3, SAIT 2
September 15 – RDC 3, Olds 1

Kyle Morrison won the men's individual championship at the ACAC North Regional at Lacombe Golf and Country Club this weekend. Teammate Darren Windle finished third. Kim Swain finished second in the women's division. The RDC men's and women's teams each finished second overall and will compete at the South Regional next weekend at Lethbridge.

ACAC Cross Country Running Grand Prix Race #1

RDC's Devin Woodland and Jordanna Cota placed fourth and sixth respectively amongst College runners (twelfth and thirteenth overall) in the College and Open Men's 7.5 km and Women’s 5.0 km races which were part of the Lightning Invitational XC Running Races hosted by Hunting Hills High School on the Riverbend XC Ski Trails yesterday (Sat., Sept. 14). Jodi Sanguin (now Nesbitt) won the Women’s race. The RDC Women’s team placed third amongst 11 ACAC Colleges and RDC Men placed fifth. These races were also the first in the Run Alberta Series and the level of competition was high.

Football Alberta – Week 3 Top Ten Rankings

Tier II
2 - Hunting Hills Lightning (2-0), Red Deer, beat Sylvan Lake 40-7 (next vs. Camrose)

6-man (first week ever for provincial rankings)
1 – Rimbey Spratans (1-0), Rimbey, beat L.Y. Cairns 75-1 (next vs. Breton)
The Notre Dame Cougars Senior Boys Volleyball team competed at the University of Alberta Fog Invitational in Edmonton this past weekend. They had a very successful weekend, placing 4th out of 32 teams.

The Cougars were ranked 15th coming in, and during round robin beat the 2nd ranked Jasper Place Rebels (Edmonton) to advance to Tier 1. After a straight set win in the quarterfinals, the semifinals had the team up against the number 3 ranked Strathcona Lords (Edmonton). In a very exciting match they lost 23-25 25-23 16-18. In the Bronze medal match they faced the number 1 ranked Harry Ainlay Titans (Edmonton, and last year's Provincial Gold medallist) and lost another close battle 23-25 25-14 12-15.

Daimyn Biletsky was the tournament MVP for the team, as chosen by the officials and tournament organizers.
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