Wranglers stomp Jr. B Vipers
Tanner Schalin kicked out 43 shots and Kyle Maas scored twice to lead the Blackfalds Wranglers to a 6-3 win over the host Red Deer Vipers in Heritage Junior B Hockey League play Saturday.
Greg Gross, Jared Ramstead, Karson French and Jason Bell also connected for the Wranglers, who fired three unanswered third-period goals to nail down the decision. Braden Corbett, with two goals, and David Foord answered for the Vipers.
Jason Pohl made 34 saves for Red Deer. The teams split eight minor penalties.
The Vipers were coming off Friday’s 14-0 whipping of the host Rimbey Rock, a game in which Ryan Traynor fired three goals and Chris Robertson and Adam McDavid each tallied twice. Also scoring for the visitors were Corbett, JD Morrical, Jeffery Kohut, Maverick Blair, Stephen Pietsch, Kolton Gillett and Troy Klaus.
Travis Weber stopped 19 shots to record the shutout. Jarren Nickle made 52 saves for the Rock, who were assessed eight of 10 minor penalties and two of four fightings majors.
In other weekend Heritage League action involving Central Alberta teams:
• Brett Wold and Myles Rindal each scored twice in a losing cause as the visiting Stettler Lightning fell 5-4 in overtime Saturday to the Banff Academy Bears.
The Lightning, who were outshot 40-36, got a 35-save performance from Simon Thieleman.
• The Rock were crushed 20-0 Saturday by the host Cochrane Generals. Rimbey netminders Nickle and Robert McGuinness combined to make 35 saves.
• The Ponoka Stampeders galloped into Coaldale Saturday and earned a 3-3 draw with the Copperheads behind Garret Montour’s 36-save performances. Tyler Poskus, Kenton Siegle and Brandon Regush scored for the Stamps, who were outshot 39-13.
• Scott Bell potted a pair of goals Saturday for the host Three Hills Thrashers in a 6-3 win over the Mountainview Colts.
Blaine Hoppins, Corbin Weston, Clinton Nigh and Joel Harrison rounded out the Three Hills attack. Winning netminder Shawn Nemeth made 38 saves as the Thrashers were outshot 41-30.
• Three Hills pulled out a 4-3 win over the visiting Okotoks Bisons Friday, getting two goals from Weston and singles courtesy of Connor Ablett and Matt Wildeman.
Thrashers goalie Cody Boeckman made 21 saves. Three Hills held a 41-24 advantage in shots.
• Jacob Schwarzenberger netted two goals as Stettler downed the host High River Flyers 8-5 Friday.
Wold, Orie Spearing, Reese Anheliger, Steve Blacklock, Ty Griffith and Kyler O’Connor each scored once for the Lightning, while Landon Schmidt blocked 27 shots.
Admirals blank Border Kings
Jordan Ramstead stopped all 33 shots that he faced as the Sylvan Lake Admirals downed the visiting Lloydminster Border Kings 4-0 in Chinook Hockey League play Sunday.
The Admirals used a balanced attack, with Kelly Kramer, Kurtis Ross, Turner Lachance and Chevan Wilson each scoring a goal. Jody Lehman made 28 saves for the Border Kings.
The Admirals were coming off Saturday’s 6-5 loss to the host Stony Plain Eagles.
Rob Turville and Wilson each tallied twice for the Admirals, who got a single goal from Matt Lamirande and a 45-save performance from Ramstead.
Cody Rudkowsky was Ramstead’s equal at the other end, making 47 saves. Phil Lineham and Nathan Ward each scored twice for the winners.
In other games:
• On Saturday, the host Bentley Generals slipped past the Border Kings 3-2 as Sean Robertson, with a pair, and Travis Brigley provided the goals and Tim Haun made 15 saves for the win.
Lehman stopped 34 shots for Lloydminster, which got both goals from Adam Creasy.
• The Innisfail Eagles fell 7-5 to the host Fort Saskatchewan Chiefs Saturday, with Andrew MacKenzie firing three goals and Ryan Kallis and Scott Murphy also scoring in a losing cause.
Evan Miller turned aside 61 shots for the Eagles, while Chiefs netminder Blake Grenier made 21 saves.
Fort Saskatchewan got a goal and two assists from each of Mike Hurley and Bryce Classen.
• The Chiefs opened the weekend series by rolling to a 12-2 win Friday at Innisfail, where Aaron Agnew garnered three goals for the winners and Mark Szott, Hurley and Brian Woolger each scored twice. MacKenzie and Jeffery Clazie had the Eagles goals.
David Tetrault stopped 22 shots for the visitors. Miller and losing goalie Brett Anderson combined to make 31 saves at the other end.