Grizzlys claw past Steelers in OT

Corbin Karl scored one minute into overtime to lift the Olds Grizzlys past the St. Albert Steel 4-3 in AJHL action Sunday afternoon.

OLDS — Corbin Karl scored one minute into overtime to lift the Olds Grizzlys past the St. Albert Steel 4-3 in AJHL action Sunday afternoon.

Matt Tinordi, with his second goal of the game at 12:55 of the third period, forced the extra frame before 498 fans at the Sports Complex. Matt Hallick also tallied for the Grizzlys, who led 1-0 after one period and were tied 2-2 after 40 minutes.

Replying for the visitors were Reed Linaker, with two goals, and Michael Giese.

Marc Boulanger made 21 saves for Olds, which improved to 21-18-2-3 and is tied with the Brooks Bandits for fourth place in the South Division. Chad Ketting blocked 34 shots for St. Albert.

The victory capped a successful weekend for the Grizzlys, who were 4-1 winners over the visiting Camrose Kodiaks Saturday in front of 742 fans.

Sean Neumeier paced Olds with two man-advantage goals, while singles were sniped by Cale Wright (short-handed) and Nicholas Bourgeois, on the power play. Rylan Wiest scored for Camrose.

Boulanger turned aside 20 shots for the Grizzlys, who led 1-0 after one period and 2-1 after two.

The Grizzlys are in Drumheller Wednesday to face the Dragons, then head north for games Friday and Saturday in Fort McMurray and Bonnyville. The Grizzlys’ next home game is Jan. 19 versus the Sherwood Park Crusaders.

General edge Chiefs

Sean Robertson’s second goal of the game at 16:32 of the third period was the winner as the Bentley Generals edged the visiting Fort Saskatchewan Chiefs 3-2 in a Chinook Hockey League game Saturday.

Rob Hartnell also scored for the Generals, who sit first in the six-team league with a 13-1-0-0 record that was also boosted by Friday’s 9-6 win over the West Central Alberta Rams at Sylvan Lake.

Benjamin Lindemulder and Kyle Pess scored unanswered first-period goals for the Chiefs, who got a 26-save performance from David Tetrault. Jordan Alford stopped 19 shots for the Generals.

In another game Saturday, West Central Alberta knocked off the host Innisfail Eagles 9-7 as Joel Barrett and D.J. Brough each fired three goals. Derek Werenka tallied twice for the Rams, who got a single goal from Matt Murphy.

The Eagles’ goals were supplied by Sean Fischer, with two, Jeffery Clazie, Andrew MacKenzie, Ryan Kallis and Aaron Boyer. Winning netminder Andy Sinclair made 35 saves and Kyle Neilson stopped 18 shots for Innisfail.

• The Generals led 4-2 and 8-4 by periods en route to their win over the Rams before 245 fans at the Sylvan Lake Medican Multiplex.

Curtis Austring fired three goals for Bentley, with Scott Hood and John Hobson each scoring twice and Donald Morrison and Chris Martini notching singles. Werenka potted a pair of goals for West Central Alberta, which got singles from Barrett, Brett Yeo, Rob Turville and Ike Hanna.

Darryl Ruff blocked 14 shots in the Generals net, while Daniel Harvard and Sinclair combined to make 42 saves for the Rams.

Copperheads slip past Vipers

Danny Wilk made 34 saves to lead the Coaldale Copperheads to a 2-1 Heritage Junior B Hockey League win over the Red Deer Vipers Saturday at the Arena.

J.D. Morrical notched the lone goal for the Vipers, who held a brief lead in the second period. Red Deer netminder Jason Pohl turned aside 28 shots.

The Vipers were assessed six of 10 minor penalties and three of five majors.

The Copperheads made it two in a row with a 10-5 victory over the host Ponoka Stampeders Sunday. Details were unavailable.

In other weekend Heritage League games involving Central Alberta teams:

• The Stampeders got their only goal from Chad McDougall in a 5-1 loss to the visiting Okotoks Bisons Saturday. Nicholas Lischka made 42 saves as the Stamps were outshot 47-22.

Also Saturday, the Rimbey Rock were tripped 17-5 by the host Cochrane Generals and the Three Hills Thrashers tripped the visiting Airdrie Thunder 8-1.

The Rock got two goals from Joseph Schropfer and singles from Mason Milgate, Ryan Petrie and Rylund Lawson. Rimbey was outshot 63-20.

At Three Hills, Scott Bell and James Newby each tallied twice and Mike Arvidson, Shane Wagstaff, Justin Daines and Blaine Hoppins each scored once for the winners. Corey Smith stopped 27 shots for the Thrashers, who held a 38-27 edge in shots.

• The Thrashers jumped out to an early 3-0 lead en route to a 7-3 win over the visiting Banff Academy Bears Friday.

Scoring for Three Hills were Bell, Newby, Wagstaff, Mike Wildeman, Kyle Mappin, Ryan Layden and Cole Goodine. Simon Thieleman made 25 saves for the winners, who outshot the Bears 34-28.