Red Deer Vipers win 6-5 thriller in Heritage league play

The Red Deer Vipers outgunned the Coaldale Copperheads in a thrilling 6-5 win

The Red Deer Vipers outgunned the Coaldale Copperheads in a thrilling 6-5 win on Saturday night in Heritage Junior B Hockey League action.

Lane Sim opened the scoring for the Vipers, but Coaldale responded with three straight goals including two in the first two minutes of the second period. Red Deer bounced back with a fury, scoring four goals of their own in the middle frame. Tye Munro had two, while Logan Linnell, Brennan Schweder each added a marker of their own.

Coaldale tied the game with two third-period goals, before Bailey Lawson scored the game-winning goal for the Vipers. Mack Differenz added three assists for Red Deer. Branden Bilodeau turned aside 47 shots in the win.

The Blackfalds Wranglers were on the ice twice on the weekend and split a pair of games. On Friday night they dropped a 5-1 contest to the Cochrane Generals.

The Wranglers fell behind 3-0 before Bryce Marshall got them on the board with a power play goal midway through the second period. Rylan Bardick and Lane Brann combined to make 38 saves for Blackfalds.

In their second road game of the weekend the Wranglers bounced back with a 6-4 win over the Banff Academy Bears. The teams traded goals in the first with Jacob Ten Hove scoring for Blackfalds. Landon Siegle scored on the power play in the second for the Wranglers.

Blackfalds broke out with four goals in the third period to clinch the win. Brody Bolton scored on the power play, while Braden Bystrom and Siegle each added a goal. Bystrom also scored short handed empty net goal with 30 seconds left. Bardick made 38 saves for Blackfalds in the win.

The Stettler Lightning beat up on the Okotoks Bisons 9-2 Friday. Ethan Rost had a hat trick and added an assist, while Kieran Rost also added two goals. Braydon Whiteford, Kyle Ringdahl, Dylan Houston and Logan Davidson each added a goal. Davidson also chipped in two assists. Lane Congdon made 35 saves for Stettler.

Just Posted

WATCH: Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off 2018 dancers revealed

In partnership with 2019 Canada Winter Games

Local haunted house offers a chilling Halloween experience

Chad and Jarita Carlson’s annual venture also supports the Lacombe Food Bank

Local church welcomes LGBTQ community

Gaetz Memorial United Church declares itself an Affirming Ministry

At mid-mandate and with extra cash, Liberals to chart fiscal course toward 2019

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government, right at the midpoint of its mandate,… Continue reading

Voter turnout down in this election

The voter turnout was estimated to be about 17 per cent, down from previous election

WATCH: A magical Harry Potter weekend in downtown Red Deer

Wizards, witches and muggles are flocking to downtown Red Deer to celebrate… Continue reading

Jason Kenney will be in Red Deer on Monday

The UCP candidate is hosting a series of town hall

Sylvan’s talent on display for fundraising show

Sylvan Lake Refugee Project is hosting Sylvan’s Got Talent Nov. 3

B.C. ice rink where 3 people died remains closed due to safety concerns

FERNIE, B.C. — Residents who were forced from their homes because of… Continue reading

Trudeau condemns appointment of Mugabe as WHO ambassador

EDMONTON — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the appointment of Zimbabwe President… Continue reading

Friday Oct. 21: Winning Lotto Numbers

Friday, October 20, 2017 LOTTO MAX Winning Numbers 1 4 12 27… Continue reading

New northbound Hwy 2 lanes at Gaetz Avenue to open this Sunday

Drivers heading north through Red Deer on Hwy 2 will have a… Continue reading

Sockey Night at Saturday’s Rebels game

United Way Central Alberta is determined to provide warm feet for all… Continue reading

Canadian planet hunter seeking alien life

‘The shifting line of what is crazy’ says Toronto-born astrophysicist

Most Read

Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $185 for 260 issues (must live in delivery area to qualify) Unlimited Digital Access 99 cents for the first four weeks and then only $15 per month Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $15 a month