Central Alberta hockey squads in full swing

Another busy weekend for Central Alberta hockey squads, now that the Christmas break is but a distant memory.

Midget AAA action, Red Deer’s Optimist Rebels continued their winning ways this past weekend, dumping the K of C Pats 3-1 before thumping Grande Prairie 8-0.

With the wins, the baby Rebels now sit in first place in the Chrysler Division (South) with a 20-5-3 record, a record that is also good enough for top spot in the Alberta Midget Hockey League standings.

The AMHL, meantime, will hold its 22nd annual All-Star game this weekend, with a couple of Rebels set to take part in the festivities.

Defenseman Dallen Hall and forward Connor Hartley will both suit up for the South Division squad this Sunday.

Red Deer Rebels prospect Mark McCoy, who plays for the SSAC Boston Pizza Athletics, will lace them up for the Dodge (North) Division team.

Minor midget AAA, both Red Deer squads were in action this past weekend, with the IROC Chiefs scoring a 7-5 win over NWCCA Bruins.

The Northstar Chiefs, meantime, got two goals out of Jack Goranson in a 6-5 loss to the Keystone Raiders.

Red Deer Rebels prospect Scott Ferguson had three assists in the loss.

Midget AAA girls, the Sutter Fund Chiefs were in Calgary where they skated to a 2-2 tie with the Bruins, while Midget A girls action saw the Sutter Fund Chiefs go 1-1, falling 3-1 to Wetaskiwin before winning 5-2 over Olds.

Bantam AAA, both the Red Deer Rebels’ Black and White squads went 1-1 in weekend play, with Black falling 2-1 to the Calgary Bronks and White losing 4-3 to the Calgary Royals.

Sunday, both squads picked up wins, with White downing Calgary Northstar 5-3, and Black getting by Fort Saskatchewan 3-2.

Switching the ringette, good showing for the Under 16 AA Central Alberta Sting at the ESSO Golden Ring tournament in Calgary, finishing the round robin with a 2-1-1 record before losing 8-2 to Winnipeg in the semi-final.