The Red Deer Vipers won 4-3 Sunday and forced a Game 7 in the Heritage Junior B Hockey League division semifinal with the Sylvan Lake Wranglers. (File Photo)

Red Deer Vipers clip Sylvan Lake Wranglers, force Game 7

Vipers 4 Wranglers 3 (Series tied 3-3)

There will be a Game 7.

Few sweeter words in hockey exist and it will be a battle Monday night at Servus Arena in the Heritage Junior B Hockey League North Division semifinal.

The Red Deer Vipers, who lost the first three games of the best-of-seven series to the Sylvan Lake Wranglers have roared back and forced Game 7.

Red Deer picked up a 4-3 victory on Sunday night in Sylvan Lake to take the series down to the wire.

Cannon Whitbread made 20 saves to pick up the win in the Vipers net, with Tanner Scott notching the game-winner late in the third period.

Red Deer led 2-0 after 20 minutes and 3-1 heading into the third. Austin Gallant, Rylan Burns and Jace Paarup also had goals in the win.

Braidon Westin scored with 3:50 left in the third period to get the Wranglers within a goal, but the home side couldn’t beat Whitbread in the late stages to forced overtime. Wade Lightburn also scored for Sylvan Lake in the loss.

Puck drop Monday is 7:30 p.m. at Servus Arena.

Email sports tips to Byron Hackett

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