Junior B Vipers split pair of weekend games

Defeated Coaldale on the road, lost to Okotoks at home

The Red Deer Vipers split a pair of Heritage Junior B Hockey League games during the weekend, winning 5-3 on the road against the Coaldale Copperheads on Saturday and losing 4-2 at home against the Okotoks Bisons on Sunday.

Justin Van Tetering and Dalton Angeltvedt scored against the Bisons with Branden Bilodeau making 39 saves.

The Vipers led 2-1 after the first period with the teams tied 2-2 after 40 minutes.

Kale Lapointe had a pair of goals, including the winner in the second period and an insurance marker in the third, against the Copperheads.

Logan Linnell, Mack Differenz and Drew Joslin had the other Red Deer goals.

Bilodeau made 34 saves.

Meanwhile the Ponoka Stampeders also split a pair of home games — winning 5-4 in a shootout over the Copperheads Sunday and losing 6-3 to the Medicine Hat Cubs Saturday.

The Stamps trailed the Copperheads 4-2 midway through the third period with Jacob Sayler scoring on the power play at 14:18 and Cheyden Rabbit tying the score 13 seconds later.

Kacey Straub and Toran Corbier had the other Ponoka goals.

Zeke Leuck made 41 saves in goal for the Stamps.

On Saturday, Jordan Sears, Chevazz Rabbit and Roenick Minde scored for the Stampeders.

In other play Sunday, the visiting Mountainview Colts downed the Blackfalds Wranglers 14-5.

Brody Bolton had two goals and Eric Moltzahn, Ryan Chambers and Wyatt Fleming one each for the Wranglers.

On Saturday, the visiting Stettler Lightning edged the Strathmore Wheatland Kings 3-2.

Bryce Corneilissen, Dylan Houston and Matt Sylvester scored for the Lightning, who led 1-0 and 3-2 by periods.

Jordan McCallum made 28 saves in goal for Stettler.

On Friday, the homestanding Three Hills Thrashers lost 3-1 to the Kings.

Tanner Sharp scored for the Thrashers while Klay Munro made 42 saves.