Red Deer Vipers earn wild comeback win

The Red Deer Vipers needed a comeback to top the Mountainview Colts Saturday.

Trailing 3-0 after 40 minutes the Vipers scored four times to force overtime and Matias Letwin notched the winner 2:33 into overtime.

The 5-4 victory was Red Deer’s fourth straight.

Austin Gallant and Keaton Sawicki scored to make it 3-2, in the third, but Damian Vickers buried at 5:54 to open up a 4-2 lead for the Colts.

Just 24 seconds apart midway through the period, Jacksyn Goodall and Jace Paarup scored to tie the game at four. Dawson Weatherill secured the win with 36 saves for Red Deer. Justin Paarup had two assists in the win, while Gallant, Jace Paarup and Sawicki all had multi-point games.

Saturday, the Rocky Mountain House Rams lost 8-6 to the High River Flyers. Ryan Chambers had a goal and three assists while Bryadon McLaughlin added a goal and two helpers. Devon Carroll made 55 saves in the loss.

Friday, Ponoka lost 11-0 to High River and Sylvan Lake lost to 4-1 to Airdrie.

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