Big weekend for Red Deer Vipers

The Red Deer Vipers enjoyed a productive Heritage Junior B Hockey League weekend, edging the Medicine Hat Cubs 4-3 Saturday at the Arena and beating the host Airdrie Thunder 8-4 Friday.

The Red Deer Vipers enjoyed a productive Heritage Junior B Hockey League weekend, edging the Medicine Hat Cubs 4-3 Saturday at the Arena and beating the host Airdrie Thunder 8-4 Friday.

Nick Glackin potted two goals against the Cubs. Cole DeGraaf and Lucas Deibert also tallied for the Vipers, while Jayden Adrian made 29 saves for the win. Braden Corbett and Kolton Gillett each picked up two assists.

Gillett and DeGraaf each tallied twice at Airdrie, with Justin Corbett, Jon Finnigan, Jeff Kohut and Austin Reeves adding singles. Adrian turned aside 22 shots for the Vipers.

In other Heritage League action involving Central Alberta teams:

• The Blackfalds Wranglers scored three third-period goals to salvage a 7-7 draw with the visiting Cochrane Generals Sunday afternoon.

Jason Bell sniped two goals for Blackfalds. Kristopher Dalton, Chance Abbott, Bryce Boguski, Jared Williams, who added three assists, and Jared Kambeitz also scored for the Wranglers, while Thomas Isaman and Layne Swier combined to make 25 saves.

Myles Magnusson came up big in the Cochrane net, kicking out 40 shots. Blackfalds took six of 11 minor penalties.

The Wranglers were 2-1 winners over the host Three Hills Thrashers Friday, thanks to an overtime goal by Dalton. Abbott scored the other Blackfalds goal, with Connor Ablett replying for the hosts. Swier made 28 saves for the winners and Devon Dell stopped 39 shots for Three Hills.

• The Stettler Lightning, with Adam Ternes, Scott Ternes and Landon Potter each contributing a goal, were 6-3 losers to the visiting Okotoks Bisons Saturday.

Simon Thieleman made 28 saves for the Lightning, who outhshot their guests 37-34 while taking five of 12 minor penalties and the lone major.

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