Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Local Sports: February 18

The Red Deer Rebels solid grip on a WHL playoff spot is now rather tenuous.

The Rebels sit just two points ahead of Prince Albert for 8th in the Eastern Conference after a 7-1 drubbing in Calgary on Monday. The Rebels also fell 4-1 at home to Saskatoon on Saturday, one night after their 3-2 overtime win in Edmonton.

The Rebels host the Oil Kings for their first of five straight games at the Enmax Centrium.

Senior AAA Provincials

The Bentley Generals beat the Stony Plain Eagles 3-2 in overtime on Monday at the Red Deer Arena. The Generals have a 3-0 lead in the provincial semi-final series with game four coming this Saturday at Stony Plain.

The Innisfail Eagles and Fort Saskatchewan Chiefs are tied 1-1 in the other semi-final series, game three goes Friday night in Innisfail.

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Alberta Midget Hockey League

The Red Deer Optimist Chiefs lost 2-1 to Grande Prairie on Sunday in their final regular season game. On Saturday, the Chiefs doubled up on Edmonton MLAC 6-3. Red Deer finished 1st in the Chrysler Division with 50 points and 2nd overall (Leduc 51 points).


The Red Deer Vipers finished the Heritage Junior B regular season on a sour note losing three games in 3 nights. They lost 4-2 in High River on Friday, 8-5 at home to High River on Saturday, and 6-3 to the Banff Bears on Sunday in Banff.

The Vipers will battle Three Hills in the elimination round of the North Division playoffs:

Game 1: Wednesday, February 19th in Red Deer (8:15pm)
Game 2: Friday, February 21st in Three Hills (8:00pm)
Game 3 (if necessary): Saturday, February 22nd in Red Deer (8:00pm)

The series winner advances to play Blackfalds. Stettler takes on Mountainview in the first round with the winner moving on to play against the winner between Blackfalds vs. Red Deer / Three Hills.


Central Alberta Amazon Female Hockey Scores From Penhold

Sat Feb. 15 in Penhold, Amazons 3 VS Lethbridge 0
Sun. Feb. 16 in Edmonton, Edmonton 2 VS Amazons 1

Next up... playoffs. Updates will be available through AJFHL website.


All three Central Alberta Sting AA ringette teams played exhibition games against Calgary AA squads this weekend.

The U14AA Sting played the Calgary U14AA, losing 9-5. Scorers for Sting were Reese Pollitt with 2, and singles from Brianna Abell, Saxon Anderson and Hannah Morrison.

The U16AA Sting met the Calgary Edge U16AA squad, battling to a 9-8 win. Scorers for Sting were Gillian Dreger with 3, Brenna Parent and Sydney Cherniak with 2 each and singles from Shae-Lyn Baxter and Rylee Frank. The team then travelled to Calgary to play a double header against the Calgary KODA U16AA team resulting in two ties: 5-5 and 6-6. Scorers for Sting were Gillian Dreger with 2 and singles from MacKenzie Lindholm, Rylee Frank and Sydney Cherniak in the first game and Dreger with 2 and singles from Parent, Frank, Lindholm and Bryn Lunn in the second.

The Central Alberta Sting U16AA's are ranked first in the province going into Provincials with Calgary KODA ranked second and Calgary Edge ranked third.

The U19AA Sting played Calgary's U19AA squad, falling 11-5. Scorers for Sting were Emma West with 3 and singles from Kelsie Caine and Cheyenne Coon.

The Central Alberta AA teams will be competing at Provincials at the end of the month, Feb 28-Mar 2nd in Calgary.


RDC Athletics

The season is over for RDC Queens Hockey after they were swept by NAIT (1-0, 3-2) in their best of three ACAC Semi-finals series.

RDC Kings beat Briercrest this weekend by scores of 5-3 and 8-1.

Queens Basketball
February 14 - Red Deer 31 Lethbridge 74
February 15 - Red Deer 78 Lethbridge 90
Queens record falls to 9-11 on the season

Kings Basketball
February 14 - Red Deer 66 Lethbridge 80
February 15 - Red Deer 103 Lethbridge 102

Results of the Nike Indoor Challenge (ACAC Meet #1), Sat., Feb. 15

The meet was held at the Edmonton Garrison Military Fitness Centre Fieldhouse.

Emily Maplethorpe was the best placed RDC runner amongst College runners with a 5th in the 1500 m. Emily improved her Personal Best 1500 m time by 0.24 seconds, which is tough to do because the Edmonton Garrison indoor track is considered slow by many runners. The RDC women’s relay team placed 6th amongst ACAC Colleges. RDC also had four 8th place College finishes, Anna Duda (800 m), Laura Friesen (1500 m), Samantha Debree (3000 m), and Andrew Jacobs (3000 m).

Complete results should be available Tuesday on the ACAC web site: www.acac.ab.ca

Upcoming Events...

• Men’s Volleyball ACAC Championships, Feb 21-23 - RDC Main Gym
Kings’ first game vs. Briercrest is Friday, February 21 at 6 PM

• Women’s Volleyball ACAC hosted by GPRC, Feb 21-23
Queens first game vs. Lakeland is Friday, February 21 at 3 PM

• Curling ACAC Championships hosted by Lakeland College, Feb 21-23

Women’s Team first game vs. GPRC at 8 PM

Boston Pizza RDC Athletes of the Week

Men: Matt Johnson, Kings Basketball
Hometown: Calgary, AB
Year/Program: 2nd Yr. / BADM
Matt looked extremely sharp and playoff ready as the Kings faced the Lethbridge Kodiaks in their final regular season games. On Friday, Matt led all Kings scorers with 15 pts and collected 8 rebounds. Matt also dished out 3 assists and was awarded player of the game.

Women: Dedra Janvier, Queens Basketball
Hometown: Cold Lake, AB
Year/Program: 2nd Yr. / KNSS

Dedra Janvier was named player of the game on Saturday scoring 17 points and collecting 5 assists on Saturday night. She was 4 of 6 from 3 pt. range and 5 of 6 from the line mixing in an attacking style with her usual long range game and solid defensive play.

Breathing Room Team of the Week – Kings Volleyball


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