The Red Deer Vipers opened provincials with a win Thursday. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Vipers start provincials with win

The Red Deer Vipers are off to a strong start at the Hockey Alberta Junior B Provincials in Fort St. John, B.C.

Red Deer scored four unanswered goals and opened the tournament with a 4-1 win over the Calgary Royals gold Thursday afternoon.

Aiden Wilson tied the game at one for the Vipers late in the first period, before they surged ahead with three goals in the second.

Logan Linnell, Tristyn Zarubiak and Brad Kalinowski all scored for Red Deer in the second and Branden Bilodeau stopped 22 shots in the win.

Veteran forwards Declan Johnston Mack Differenz also each chipped in a pair of assists.

Red Deer will play their second game of the tournament against the Peace River Navigators on Friday morning at 11 a.m. All the tournament action is being streamed live here.



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