Vipers score a combined 17 goals in two wins over the weekend
The Red Deer Vipers dominated in a pair of weekend wins over the Three Hills Thrashers and Airdrie Thunder in Heritage Junior B Hockey League action.
In Friday’s 11-3 drubbing of the Thrashers, Kale Lapointe lead the way for the Vipers with a hat trick. Mack Differenz, Mitch Morrison and Nicholas Scott all added a pair of goals, along with Drew Joslin and Logan Linnell adding a goal. Linell also chipped in three assists for a four-point night. Cole Sears made 18 saves for the win in the Vipers net. Three Hills got goals from Taylor McCubbing, Trey Reeves and Ryan Spiller.
The second win of the weekend for the Vipers was a 6-1 win over the Airdrie Thunder on Saturday. Six different Vipers got in on the goal-scoring action: Dalton Angeltvedt, Kale Lapointe, Brody Kalinowski, Spencer Yates, Lane Sim and Brett Hoppus.
Branden Bilodeau made 34 saves in the win.
The Stettler Lightning fell short in its only weekend game, losing 6-5 to the Mountainview Colts. Five different Lightning players scored Saturday: Jordan Fisher, Matt Sylvester, Quade Cassidy, Ethan Rost and Dylan Houston.
Lane Congdon was handed the loss for the Lightning, despite making 37 saves.
The Blackfalds Wranglers snagged a 7-4 win in their only action of the weekend on Sunday against the Medicine Hat Cubs. Landon Siegle led the way for the Wranglers with two goals and also added an assist. Brody Bolton, Garrett Glasman, Braden Bystrom, Curtis Rangen and Bronson Spearing each added a goal of their own. Lane Brann was solid in net with 23 saves.
The Ponoka Stampeders edged out a 2-1 win Saturday night over the Three Hills Thrashers. Tate Opdendries got the game winner at 13:56 of the third period. Cody Keith opened the scoring in the first period at 12:23 for Three Hills, before Roenick Minde scored short-handed to tie the game for the Stampeders. Carter Gendreau was big in the Stampeders net with 33 saves. Klay Munro stopped 33 of 25 shots in the loss for Three Hills.