Vipers win pair of Heritage Junior B Hockey League contests

Defeat Cochrane Generals, Banff Academy Bears

The Red Deer Vipers won a pair of Heritage Junior B Hockey League contests on the road during the weekend, defeating the Cochrane Generals 6-4 Saturday and the Banff Academy Bears 4-3 Sunday.

Kale Lapointe led the Vipers against the Generals, scoring four times with Declan Johnston adding a pair of goals. The Vipers trailed 1-0 after the first period and led 4-2 after 40 minutes.

Branden Bilodeau made 34 saves.

On Sunday, Mack Differenz scored at 12:50 of the third period to tie the game and Justin Van Tetring connected while shorthanded at 13:26 for the winning goal.

Johnston and Logan Linnell had the other Red Deer markers.

Cole Sears made 28 saves.

• The Blackfalds Wranglers downed the Coaldale Copperheads 6-1 at home Sunday.

Garrett Glasman scored three times with Ryan Chambers, Makenzie Russell and Curtis Rangen once each. Lane Brann made 25 saves.

• The Stettler Lightning split a pair of games, losing 9-1 to the Copperheads Saturday and downing the High River Flyers 7-5 Sunday.

Quade Cassidy scored against the Copperheads while Ethan Rost, Dylan Houston and Matt Sylvester had two goals each Sunday and Justin Golby one.

Lane Congdon made 30 saves in the win.

• The Ponoka Stampeders stopped the Okotoks Bisons 7-4 Friday.

Toran Corbier and Nate Higgins had two goals each with singles added by Taite Opdendries, Jordan Sears and Dakota Sullivan.

Robert Michetti made 45 saves.

• The Three Hills Thrashers lost a pair of games — 4-0 to the Cochrane Generals Friday and 10-3 to the Bisons Saturday.

Cody Keith, Tyler Newsham and Carter Conway scored against the Bisons

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