Jr. B Vipers crush Rimbey Rock

Patrick Amell fired three goals on Saturday as the Red Deer Vipers hammered the visiting Rimbey Rock 12-1 in a Heritage Junior B Hockey League contest.

Patrick Amell fired three goals on Saturday as the Red Deer Vipers hammered the visiting Rimbey Rock 12-1 in a Heritage Junior B Hockey League contest.

Colton Sutter and Braden Corbett each scored twice for the Vipers, who got single goals from Devon Jonson, Drew Todd, JD Morrical, Josh Christensen and Brennan Leslie, while Maverick Blair picked up three assists. Darren Kinnear replied for the Rock, who were assessed five of 10 minor penalties.

Vipers netminder Mike Stonehouse stopped 25 shots, with Jordan Panasiuk and Aaron Shukin combining to make 43 saves for Rimbey.

The Vipers followed Saturday’s one-sided victory with a 3-2 loss to the host Banff Academy Bears on Sunday afternoon.

Leslie and Corbett scored for Red Deer, which got a 23-save effort from Joel Richard. Shots on goal were 26 apiece.

In other Heritage League weekend games involving Central Alberta teams:

• The visiting Blackfalds Wranglers got a three-goal performance from Kurtis Ross in a 5-3 win over the Stettler Lightning on Friday.

Also scoring for the winners were Brant Leischner and Tyler Ellerby. Brett Muhlbach with two, and Adam McDavid had the Stettler goals.

Wranglers netminder Tanner Schalin turned aside 33 shots, while Landon Schmidt made 23 saves for the Lightning, who picked up 11 of 21 minor penalties.

• Also on Friday, the host Three Hills Thrashers, with Logan Daines, Blaine Hoppins, Scott Bell and Mike Arvidson supplying the goals, edged the Okotoks Bisons 4-3.

Winning netminder Simon Thieleman made 37 saves as the Thrashers were outshot 40-27.

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