Wranglers win wild Game 1 double OT thriller over Red Deer Vipers

The best-of-seven series continues Sunday in Sylvan Lake

Hockey fans were treated to a thriller in the opening game of the Heritage Junior B Hockey League north division semifinal.

The rivalry between the Sylvan Lake Wranglers and Red Deer Vipers lived up to the billing in Game 1 of the best-of-seven series.

It took double-overtime to break a 6-6 tie in the high-flying affair, with Brett Westin playing hero for the Wranglers in the 7-6 victory.

Red Deer led 6-4 after 40 minutes and were outshooting the visitors 26-14, but Westin tied the game with 3:50 to play and Caleb Beirge buried in the final minute to get the game even.

Braidon Westin, Beaudon Rider and Tate Opdendries all also had goals in the victory for Sylvan Lake.

Tanner Scott and Jace Paarup each notched a pair of goals for the Vipers, while Keaton Sawicki and Justin Paarup also had goals in the loss.

Game 2 of the series goes Sunday night in Sylvan Lake, with puck drop set for 8 p.m.

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