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Hockey briefs: Perfect Generals seize top spot

The Cochrane Generals have taken over first place in the Heritage Junior Hockey League’s Central Division after posting two more wins last weekend. A five-goal first period led to a 10-1 win over the Strathmore Wheatland Kings, Nov.
The Airdrie Xtreme’s Tyler Wong tallied six points in two games, Nov. 13-14. He is third in league scoring with 36 points.
The Airdrie Xtreme’s Tyler Wong tallied six points in two games, Nov. 13-14. He is third in league scoring with 36 points.

The Cochrane Generals have taken over first place in the Heritage Junior Hockey League’s Central Division after posting two more wins last weekend.

A five-goal first period led to a 10-1 win over the Strathmore Wheatland Kings, Nov. 12, while a four-goal third period propelled a 6-4 comeback win over the Wranglers in Blackfalds, Nov. 14.

Mike Matlo scored four times, Danny McSween had two goals and Jonny Pictin, Darren Schmautz, Tyson Soloski and Gideon Neufeld all added singles in the blowout win over Strathmore. Kenny Quinn made 23 saves to earn the win in net.

Pictin and Kris Keller scored twice, while Jeremy Gordon and Landon Bergh added singles and Garrett Fraser made 33 saves in net, against Blackfalds.

The Junior B Airdrie Thunder beat the High River Flyers 6-5 in overtime on the road, Nov. 12, before falling 3-2 to the Stampeders in Ponoka the next evening.

Jeff Gardiner made 28 saves and Travis Wallan scored the game-winner 4:57 into overtime winner the Flyers. Sam Yetman scored twice and Cache Doolaege and Adbo Hamoud had singles.

Wallan and Mark Rollo scored against the Flyers, while Logan Marlow had the loss in net.

The Airdrie Xtreme split a pair of games last weekend – a 7-3 loss to the Calgary Bisons in Three Hills on Nov. 13 and a 5-0 win over the division-leading Lethbridge Golden Hawks, Nov. 14.

Airdrie remains in second place in the Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League, four points behind Lethbridge, but with four games in hand.

Tyler Wong, JP Gingrus, Colby Chartier scored the Xtreme’s goals against the Bisons, but couldn’t comeback from a 5-3 first period deficit.

Malcolm Walilko had the loss in net, while Christian Fitzgerald played the final two periods.

A day later in southern Alberta, Wong had a five-point afternoon to lead Airdrie over its division rivals. Mackenzie Bauer added two goals, while defenceman Roman Melzer added another. Fitzgerald earned the shutout in net.

The Edge Mountaineers Girls’ Prep Team lost its first game of the Warner School tournament 3-2 to the host team, but managed wins in its next three games to remain in first place in the Junior Women’s Hockey League’s West Division.

The team beat the Pacific Steelers 9-1, the Balmoral Hall Blazers 1-0 and the Minnesota Thoroughbreds 4-1.

The Mountaineers’ next tournament will be in Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. 3-4.


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