Hermary’s pair of goals leads Wranglers past Bears
Trent Hermary potted two goals Sunday to lead the Blackfalds Wranglers to a 5-1 Heritage Junior B Hockey League win over the visiting Banff Academy Bears.
Also scoring for the Wranglers were Tiaan Anderson, Jared Guilbault and Bryce Boguski. Blackfalds netminder Thomas Isaman made 28 saves, while Aaron MacKay stopped 38 shots for the Bears, who were assessed four of seven minor penalties and will meet the Red Deer Vipers tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Red Deer Arena
The win was the second of the weekend for the Wranglers, who got two goals from Garret Glasman in a 4-2 victory over the host Three Hills Thrashers Friday.
Boguski and Chance Abbot also scored for Blackfalds, which got a 30-save outing from Connor Zenchuk. Brady Hoover stopped 31 shots for Three Hills, which got goals from Kelby Stevens and Luke Scheunert.
Banff ventured into Three Hills Saturday and scored five unanswered third-period goals en route to a 6-3 win over the Thrashers, whose goals were provided by Tyler Newsham, with a pair, and Lucas Jones.
Michael Lenko stopped 25 shots for the visitors. Thrashers netminder Brody Dirk turned aside 42 shots.
In other weekend Heritage League games:
l The Stettler Lightning racked up three wins — 6-5 over the host Okotoks Bisons Sunday, 4-3 over the visiting High River Flyers Saturday, and 3-2 over the Thunder 24 hours earlier at Airdrie.
Derek Muhlbach scored twice against the Flyers, while Adam Ternes and Jacob Hamel also tallied for the winners. Jeff Skaley blocked 18 shots in the Stettler net, while Tyler Fornwald made 34 saves at the other end.
On Friday, the Lightning got past the Thunder in overtime, getting regulation-time markers from Landon Potter and Dylan Houston. Stettler netminder Simon Thielman turned aside 32 shots, while Kade Taplin kept Airdrie in the game with a 49-save performance.
Details of Sunday’s game were unavailable.
l The Ponoka Stampeders dropped a pair of close contests — falling 3-2 to the visiting Okotoks Bisons Saturday after losing 5-3 to the host Mountainview Colts the night before.
Tye Munro and Kwyn Hiebert scored against Okotoks, while Ponoka netminder Eli Falls made 35 saves. The Stampeders were outshot 38-25.
At Didsbury, the Stamps got goals from Hiebert, Munro and Cody Lemon.
The Colts fired 36 shots at Falls, while Mountainview netminder Connor Slipp faced 26 shots.