Stettler Lightning win over Red Deer Vipers in Junior B hockey

Landon Potter fired three goals to lead the Stettler Lightning to an 8-4 Heritage Junior B Hockey League win over the Red Deer Vipers Saturday at the Arena.

Landon Potter fired three goals to lead the Stettler Lightning to an 8-4 Heritage Junior B Hockey League win over the Red Deer Vipers Saturday at the Arena.

Dylan Houston tallied twice for the visiting Lightning, who got additional goals from Connor Doucette, DJ Kistner and Joel Meredith. Replying for the Vipers were Connor Einhorn, on a penalty shot, Kale Lapointe, Brendan Dennis and Chris Robertson.

Simon Thielman turned aside 33 shots for Stettler. Anthony Hamill and Klay Munro combined to make 27 saves for the hosts.

Stettler took all five minor penalties called in the game.

The win was the second in two nights for the Lightning, who on Friday downed the visiting Three Hills Thrashers 3-1.

Scott Ternes, Kyler O’Connor and Adam Ternes, into an empty net, had the Stettler goals, while Tyler Newsham scored the lone marker for Three Hills.

Thielman blocked 27 shots for the winners and Brady Hoover made 30 saves at the other end.

The Thrashers bounced back Saturday to bury the visiting Ponoka Stampeders 11-2 behind two-goal performances from Lucas Jones, Spencer Fournier, Tom Vanderlinde and Tyrel Severtson. Newsham, Chris Williams and Lucas Deibert also scored for the hosts.

Tye Munro and Tyson Crampain answered for the Stamps, who were outshot 53-33.

On Sunday, the Blackfalds Wranglers doubled up the visiting Airdrie Thunder 6-3 as Tiann Anderson scored twice and Conner Zenchuk made 26 saves.

Also scoring for the winners, who outshot their guests 38-29, were Kristopher Dalton, Jared Guilbault, Trent Hermary and Garrett Glasman.

The Wranglers hit the road Friday and dropped a 6-5 decision to the Okotoks Bisons, the visitors’ goals coming from Matthew Johnson, Chance Abbott, Hermary, Colten Southwick and Guilbault.

Thomas Isaman made 30 saves for the Wranglers, who were outshot 40-36.