Jared Kambeitz potted the third-period winner and the host Blackfalds Wranglers squeaked past the visiting Three Hills Thrashers 2-1 in Heritage Junior B Hockey League play Sunday.
Jared Williams also scored for the Wranglers, who were assessed four of six minors and one of two majors while getting a 38-save effort from Layne Swier. Lucas Ford notched the lone goals for the visitors, who got a 50-save performance from Devon Dell.
On Saturday, the Red Deer Vipers downed the visiting Stettler Lightning 6-2 as Justin Corbett scored twice and Jeff Kohut, Kolton Gillett, Troy Klaus and Austin Reeves each added a goal. Brenden Mandrusiak stopped 36 shots as the winning netminder.
Blake Frechette and Wyat Haustein scored for Stettler. Lightning goaltender Simon Thieleman made 35 saves.
Red Deer took seven of 13 minor penalties and one of two fighting majors.
In other weekend Heritage League games involving Central Alberta teams:
• Kyler O’Connor scored twice for Stettler in a 6-3 home-ice win over the Ponoka Stampeders Friday.
Landon Potter, Connor Doucette, Lyle Wooden and Reese Anheligar also connected for the Lightning, while Coleman Waddell made 30 saves.
Replying for the Stamps were Sean Emes, Nick Holt and Joshua Critch. Ponoka goalie Eli Falls blocked 38 shots.
• Williams notched the winning goal for Blackfalds in a 3-2 triumph over the host High River Flyers Friday.
Taylor Mulder and Jason Bell also scored for the Wranglers, while Thomas Isaman made 22 saves.
• In another Friday outing, Tristan Cunningham and Tom Vanderlinde scored for Three Hills in a 6-2 road loss to the Airdrie Thunder.
Thrashers netminders Dell and Brady Hoover teamed up to make 42 saves.