Local sports briefs – January 20

Kyle Maas recorded a natural hat trick in the most satisfying manner Tuesday, with his third goal coming in overtime.

Red Deer Viper Mario Cote levels Blackfalds Wrangler Jason Bell during junior B hockey action  in Blackfalds Tuesday.

Red Deer Viper Mario Cote levels Blackfalds Wrangler Jason Bell during junior B hockey action in Blackfalds Tuesday.

Maas leads Wranglers over Vipers

BLACKFALDS — Kyle Maas recorded a natural hat trick in the most satisfying manner Tuesday, with his third goal coming in overtime.

Maas fired two consecutive third-period markers and then connected in the extra frame to give the Blackfalds Wranglers a 5-4 Heritage Junior B Hockey League win over the Red Deer Vipers.

David Jantzie and Jared Williams, with Maas assisting on both, also tallied for the Wranglers, who trailed 1-0 after one period and 3-2 after 40 minutes before improving their North Division leading record to 24-1-1-0.

Replying for the Vipers, who hold down second spot in the North with a 17-8-1-2 slate, were Drew Todd, Justin Moir, Ryan Blades and Braden Corbett.

Layne Swier turned aside 31 shots for the winners. Vipers goaltender Mike Stonehouse made 35 saves.

Blackfalds returns to action Friday against the South Divison leading Bisons (23-1-2-2) at Okotoks. Red Deer’s next game is also on the road, Saturday versus the Coaldale Copperheads.

Raiders teams win

The Lindsay Thurber Raiders took both ends of the Central Alberta High School Basketball League doubleheader from Stettler Monday, winning the girls’ contest 66-47 and the boys’ game 101-40.

Keitlyn Williams and Carlee Harrison led the LTCHS girls with 13 points each while Kaitlin Poast had 12 for Stettler.

Grady Bowd dropped in 20 points for the LTCHS boys with Johan Penner and Ryan Clark adding 16 apiece. Joey Poast had 12 for Stettler.

Inline registration planned

The Red Deer Inline Hockey Association will hold their registration Jan. 28 and 30.

Registration, which is open to six age groups from U6 to U16, runs Jan. 28 from 5-9 p.m. at Gord’s North Star Sports and Jan. 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Gord’s and Sports World.

Peewee Hockey

Nick Bilodeau stopped 26 shots Monday to lead the Red Deer Versa-Line Chiefs to a 5-1 peewee A hockey win over the Rocky Mountain House Vipers.

Scoring for the winners were Abagael Thiessen, Brody Kalinowski, Josh Bussard, Kirt Fortney and Josh Ho.

• The Red Deer Safeway Sabres got two goals from Ryan Kaczmar in a 6-2 win over the Calgary McKnight Mustangs in the championship final of the Canmore Invitational peewee B tournament. Conner Guttridge, Dylan Huhn, Parker Booth, Greydon Ginter notched the other Red Deer goals.

Ladies Basketball

The Hot Shots maintained their undefeated record with a 74-56 win over Wild Bill’s in North Star Sports Ladies Basketball League action Monday.

Veronica DenOudsten led the winners with 24 points while Sanela Sarcevic had 14 in a losing cause.

In other action, Gill Magnusson and Rose Wiebe had 15 points each as RDC Black downed the North Stars 62-46. Fiona Hicks had 12 points and Denise Vanson and Kelsey Sunham 10 each for the North Stars.

Freestyle ski event planned

The Central Alberta Freestyle Ski Club will host a weekend competition at Canyon Ski Hill.

The meet will start at 10 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday.

Crusaders rally to beat Olds Grizzlys

OLDS — Matt Tinordi opened the scoring for the Olds Grizzlys but the home team was blanked the rest of the way in a 4-1 Alberta Junior Hockey league loss to the Sherwood Park Crusaders Tuesday.

Tinordi connected just over four minutes into the contest viewed by 541 patrons at the Sports Complex, however the visitors struck back with three goals before the opening period ended.

Chris Kallal, on the power play, Jessi Hilton and Cody Kubyk gave the Crusaders a 3-1 lead after 20 minutes and David Wray potted a man-advantage insurance marker in the third period.

Patrick Terriss turned aside 27 shots for Sherwood Park, while Olds netminder Marc Boulanger made 20 saves.

The Grizzlys host the Okotoks Oilers Friday at 7:30 p.m.