Colton Sutter scored twice to lead the Red Deer Vipers to a 5-3 Heritage Junior B Hockey League victory over the visiting Mountainview Colts on Saturday.
The Vipers got additional goals from Drew Todd, Ryan Blades and Brennan Leslie and a 30-save performance from Jason Pohl. Devon Dell stopped 43 shots for the Colts, whose goals were supplied by Kory Wickham, with two, and Taylor Olsen.
Red Deer was assessed seven of 13 minor penalties.
The Vipers host the Ponoka Stampeders tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Arena.
In other weekend Heritage action involving Central Alberta teams:
* The Blackfalds Wranglers suffered their first loss of the season on Sunday, 6-5 to the visiting Okotoks Bisons. Details were unavailable.
The Wranglers knocked off the visiting Coaldale Copperheads 6-2 on Saturday, getting two goals from captain Jared Lenz, singles courtesy of Kurtis Ross, Dave Jantzie, Brandon Regush and Scott Maetche, and an 18-save outing from Tanner Schalin. The Wranglers held a 50-20 advantage in shots.
* Also on Saturday, the Stettler Lightning fell 8-5 to the Generals at Cochrane, where Jordan Vincent, with two goals, Orie Spearing, Myles Rindal and Clayton Herzog scored in a losing cause. Garrett Laildler made 29 saves for the Lightning, who outshot their hosts 43-37.
* The visiting Three Hills Thrashers bombed the Banff Hockey Academy Bears 8-3 as Justin Daines and Scott Bell each tallied twice and Ryan Layden, Blaine Hoppins, Jamie Fabian and Cole Goodine rounded out the winners’ attack. Corey Smith made 15 saves for the visitors, who held a 51-18 advantage in shots.
* The host Rimbey Rock, with Dillon Adrain and Ryan Petrie notching their only goals, were 5-2 losers to Okotoks. Rock goaltender Logan Grundy turned aside 36 shots while his teammates aimed 25 at opposing netminder Bryce Scherschel.
* On Friday, Daines’ second goal of the evening in overtime gave the Thrashers a 4-3 win over visiting Cochrane. Hoppins and Shane Wagstaff also found the back of the net for Three Hills, while winning goalie Simon Thieleman made 38 saves as the Thrashers were outshot 41-23.
* Ponoka fell 6-3 to the host High River Flyers. Jordan Duthie, Cody Hagg and Scott Bowkett scored in a losing cause and Brian Shore made 38 saves.
Grizzlys tie Royals
OLDS — Corey Campbell’s power-play goal with 16 seconds remaining in the third period Saturday pulled the Olds Grizzlys even with the Calgary Royals and the clubs settled for a 4-4 Alberta Junior Hockey League tie following two scoreless five-minute overtime sessions.
Campbell sniped three goals, while Matt Hallick had the other Grizzlys marker. Replying for the Royals were Cam Lamoureux, with two goals, Thomas Ward-Cardinal and Jeff Collett.
Marc Boulanger stopped 25 shot for the Grizzlys, who are in Calgary tonight to face the Canucks at 7:30 p.m. at the Max Bell Centre. Mark Friesen made 50 saves for the Royals.
Olds will host the Okotoks Oilers at 8 p.m. Friday.
Border Kings stop Rams
The West Central Alberta Rams dropped both ends of a weekend Chinook Hockey League doubleheader with the visiting Lloydminster Border Kings, falling 6-3 on Sunday and 2-1 on Saturday night.
The Kings got goals from Cory Dubyk and Jamie Sparkes in Sunday’s win. Derek Werenka scored for the Rams, who were outshot 32-28 and got a 30-save effort from Andy Sinclair. B.J. Boxma made 27 saves for Lloydminster.
On Saturday, Colin Shaw, Joel Barrett and Luke Hanna scored for the Rams, with the Border Kings getting two goals from each of Jordy Dougan and Ryan Rivett and one apiece from Ryan Cosgrove and Logan Pashniak.
Boxma turned aside 19 shots, while Sinclair made 23 made saves for the Rams.
Sutter Fund Chiefs roll on
The Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs were missing all-star goaltender Camille Trautman, who was with the provincial U18 team at the national championships, but that didn’t stop them from picking up three of four points in Alberta Major Midget Female Hockey League play during the weekend.
Megan Kirkland stepped in between the pipes Saturday for the Chiefs as they battled the Medicine Hat Hounds to a 3-3 tie at home and Jenn West took over in goal Sunday as the Chiefs downed the St. Albert Slash 4-1 on the road.
Rebecca Glackin, Janelle Froehler and Hannah Mousek scored for the Chiefs against Medicine Hat while Kirkland made 18 saves.
Mousek, Froehler, Ashley Wilson and Jade Petrie scored once each against the Slash with West finishing with 19 saves.