Central Alberta hockey wrap-up

It was a mixed bag for Central Alberta hockey squads this weekend.

Just one weekend after clinching first place overall in the Alberta Midget Hockey League, Red Deer’s midget AAA Optimist Rebels dropped a pair this past weekend, falling 4-1 to Sherwood Park and 7-4 to St. Albert.

In the game against St. Albert, Red Deer went into the third period holding a 4-1 lead, but the Sabres scored six unanswered goals in the final frame to take the contest.

The losses didn’t impact the Rebels in the standings, as they’ll still get this week off before playoffs start next week.

Minor Midget AAA, Red Deer’s IROC Chiefs beat the AC Avalanche (Airdrie) 4-2, while the Northstar Chiefs suffered a 7-3 loss to Calgary.

Midget AAA girl’s action saw the Sutter Fund Chiefs move on to the next round of the Alberta Midget Female Hockey League playoffs.

The girls beat the Calgary Flyers two games to one in a best of three to advance.

Bantam AAA, the Red Deer Rebels White went 2-0 this weekend, beating the Calgary Bronks 2-1 before dropping the Red Deer Rebels Black 4-1.

Black, meantime, opened its weekend with a 6-5 win over the Calgary Northstars before losing to their hometown rivals.

Heritage Junior B League action, it was a one win one loss weekend for the Red Deer Vipers.

The Vipers hammered Mountainview 8-2 on Saturday before losing 7-4 to Stettler on Monday.

The Bentley Generals, meantime, are Chinook Hockey League champs after back-to-back wins over Fort Saskatchewan in the best of three CHL final.

The Generals will now face Stony Plain in a best of seven AAA provincial series, with game one set for Friday night in Bentley.

The other provincial series has Sylvan Lake taking on Fort Saskatchewan, with game one of that series set for Saturday night in Sylvan.