Vipers beat up by Banff Academy Bears

Ryan Thomson scored the lone goal for the Red Deer Vipers Sunday in a 5-1 Heritage Junior B Hockey League loss to the host Banff Academy Bears.

Ryan Thomson scored the lone goal for the Red Deer Vipers Sunday in a 5-1 Heritage Junior B Hockey League loss to the host Banff Academy Bears.

Brendan Mandrusiak and Jayden Adrian combined to make 35 saves for the Vipers, who were outshot 40-36.

The Vipers went into the contest on a high after dumping the visiting Mountainview Colts 8-1 Saturday at the Arena.

Jeffery Kohut and Troy Klaus each scored twice for Red Deer, with Justin Corbett, Cole DeGraaf, Thomson and Braden Corbett also connecting. Mandrusiak made 33 saves for the win, while Michael Byer and Brendan McCambly combined to stop 22 shots for the Colts.

Mountainview was assessed six of 11 minor penalties, three of five misconducts and the lone major infraction.

In other Heritage League weekend play:

• The visiting Blackfalds Wranglers got a goal from each of Stephen Pietsch, Jason Bell, Jared Guilbault, Bryce Boguski, Jared Williams and Jared Kambeitz in a 6-5 win over Banff Saturday. Thomas Isaman made 42 saves for Blackfalds and Aaron MacKay blocked 39 shots at the other end.

• The Three Hills Thrashers, with Michael Stoetzel potting three goals and Luke Scheunert and Tom Vanderlinde each adding two, rolled over the visiting High River Flyers 9-2 Saturday.

Dylan Houston and Tyrel Severtson also tallied for the Thrashers. Winning goalie Devon Dell made 33 saves, while High River’s Tyler Fornwald turned aside 32 shots.

• The Stettler Lightning were blanked 3-0 Saturday by the host Strathmore Wheatland Kings. Details were unavailable.

• Three Hills slipped past visiting Mountainview 4-3 Friday as Tristan Cunningham scored twice and Houston and Cameron Braun had singles. Brady Hoover made 44 saves for the win as the Thrashers outshot their guests 63-47.

• Stettler hammered the visiting Ponoka Stampeders 14-3 in another Friday outing, getting three goals from Jake Schwarzenberger and two from each of Tyler Bissett, Tyson Glazier, Reese Anheligar and Landon Potter. Mark Dietz, Lyle Wooden and Kyler O’Connor rounded out the Stettler scoring.

Both clubs used two goaltenders, with Simon Thieleman and Mack Schell making 23 saves for the Lightning and Eli Falls and Aaron Swier combining to stop 57 shots for the Stamps.

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