Vipers bite Thrashers

Colton Sutter scored 19 seconds into overtime to lift the Red Deer Vipers to a 4-3 Heritage Junior B Hockey League win over the visiting Three Hills Thrashers on Saturday

Colton Sutter scored 19 seconds into overtime to lift the Red Deer Vipers to a 4-3 Heritage Junior B Hockey League win over the visiting Three Hills Thrashers on Saturday.

Braden Corbett of the Vipers forced the extra frame with a goal at 19:59 of the third period. Drew Todd and Joel Pelletier also scored for Red Deer, while the Thrashers got two goals from Kyle McCormick and a single from James Newby. Jason Pohl stopped 40 shots for the Vipers, while Corey Smith made 44 saves for Three Hills. The teams split 18 minor penalties and two fighting majors.

On Sunday, the Stettler Lightning fell 5-2 to the host Okotoks Bisons. Details were unavailable.

In other Heritage weekend games involving Central Alberta teams:

• On Saturday, the visiting Ponoka Stampeders, with Chad McDougall scoring twice and Wyatt Watson and Jordan Duthier potting singles, fell 7-4 to the Banff Academy Bears.

Cole Hoeber made 40 saves for the Stamps, who were outshot 47-40.

• The host Rimbey Rock were thumped 12-4 by the Airdrie Thunder, who held an 54-33 advantage in shots.

Cole Scott, with two goals, Justin Lawson and Davin Waisanen scored for the Rock, who got a 34-save performance from Logan Grundy and an eight-stop effort from Aaron Shukin.

• The Blackfalds Wranglers, with Kurtis Ross scoring twice and David Jantzie, Kyle Maas and Brandon Regush also connecting, defeated the visiting Cochrane Generals 5-2.

The Wranglers held a 35-25 edge in shots with winning netminder Tanner Schalin making 23 saves.

• On Friday, the Stettler Lightning traveled to Airdrie and gained a 1-1 overtime draw with the Thunder.

Clayton Herzog notched the long Lightning goal, while Landon Schmidt made 42 saves as the Thunder held a 43-41 advantage in shots.

• Corbin Watson sniped the winner at 16:39 of the third period as the Thrashers downed the visiting Strathmore Wheat Kings 6-5.

Three Hills also got two goals from Scott Bell and singles off the sticks of McCormick and Cole Goodine. The Thrashers, who outshot their guests 57-33, received a 28-save effort from Smith.

• Rimbey ventured into High River and lost 5-2 to the Flyers, their goals coming from Scott and Cale Walker. Shukin made 23 saves for the Rock, who were outshot 28-26.

Just Posted

Gasoline Alley Harley Davidson hosts 7th annual Toy Run

Bikers jumped on their motorcycles this weekend to help make Christmas better… Continue reading

Innisfail RCMP locate drugs during traffic stop

A Rocky Mountain House man is facing charges after Innisfail RCMP located… Continue reading

Expert says acquittal of Alberta parents in boy’s death unlikely to set precedent

CALGARY — A law professor says the acquittal of an Alberta couple… Continue reading

Take Back the Night rally marches through downtown Red Deer

Dozens marched through the city’s downtown chanting, “Red Deer unite, take back… Continue reading

Houston area sees relief, rescues after Imelda leaves 4 dead

HOUSTON — Emergency workers used boats Friday to rescue about 60 residents… Continue reading

Your community calendar

Tuesday Bower Place Community Association Seniors Card and Coffee party at 1:30… Continue reading

Missing hiker found safe after spending night on North Vancouver mountain

VANCOUVER — Rescue crews have found a missing female hiker safe after… Continue reading

Trudeau was only one in dark makeup at 2001 party but nobody took offence: attendee

VANCOUVER — A man who attended an “Arabian Nights” gala held by… Continue reading

McKenna defends Canada’s climate credibility amid Trudeau controversy

OTTAWA — Liberal cabinet minister Catherine McKenna says Canada still has credibility… Continue reading

Blue Jays rookie Bo Bichette trying to “be smart” with head injury

NEW YORK — Blue Jays rookie shortstop Bo Bichette says he’s feeling… Continue reading

Climate activists step up protests in Britain and France

PARIS — Environmental activists in Britain and France stepped up campaigns Saturday… Continue reading

Man from Winnipeg who was hiking alone found dead in Banff National Park

LAKE LOUISE, Alta. — A hiker has been found dead in Banff… Continue reading

Singh campaigns in Toronto, May in Winnipeg, as Liberal and Tory leaders pause

OTTAWA — Jagmeet Singh and Elizabeth May are continuing on the campaign… Continue reading

Most Read