Vipers blowout Copperheads

The Red Deer Vipers led 3-1 after one period, then erupted for four second-period goals en route to an 8-3 rout of the visiting Coaldale Copperheads in Heritage Junior B Hockey League play Saturday.

The Red Deer Vipers led 3-1 after one period, then erupted for four second-period goals en route to an 8-3 rout of the visiting Coaldale Copperheads in Heritage Junior B Hockey League play Saturday.

Chris Robertson led the Vipers with two goals, while singles were added by Troy Klaus, Tanner Howe, Justin Corbett, Cole DeGraaf, Nathan Dennis and Ryan Thomson.

The Vipers enjoyed a 44-27 advantage in shots while getting a 24-save performance from Jayden Adrian.

Meanwhile, the Blackfalds Wranglers traveled to Didsbury and were dumped 10-6 by the Mountainview Colts.

The Colts fired 59 shots at Blackfalds goaltenders Layne Swier and Thomas Isaman. The Wranglers, who aimed 44 shots at the Mountainview net, got two goals from each of Stephen Pietsch and Jared Williams and singles off the sticks of Jason Bell and Landon Wolitski.

In other Heritage League weekend action:

l The Stettler Lightning came out on the short end of a pair of home contests, falling 3-1 to the Medicine Hat Cubs and 7-4 to the Banff Academy Bears.

Reese Anheligar notched the lone goal in the loss to Medicine Hat, while Simon Thieleman stopped 33 shots in a losing cause. Stettler was outshot 36-23 and took five of 14 minor infractions and two or four misconducts.

Scoring against Banff were Blake Frechette, with two goals, Tyson Glazier and Lyle Wooden. Thieleman made 26 saves for the Lightning, who held a 34-33 edge in shots and were assessed four of 10 minor penalties.

• The Ponoka Stampeders suffered a pair of losses, falling 8-4 to visiting Coaldale and 8-2 to host Banff Academy.

Sean Emes notched two goals against Coaldale, with Nick Holt and Cody Lemon also connecting for the Stamps.

Ponoka netminders Aaron Swier and Eli Falls combined to make 43 saves as the Stamps were outshot 51-22.

Bob Goodship and Cole Pritchard were the marksmen in the loss to Banff. Swier and Falls combined to make 60 saves for the Stampeders, who were outshot 68-19.

l The Three Hills Thrashers got goals from Tom Vanderlinde, Michael Stoetzel and Michael Neumeier in a 4-3 overtime loss to the host Cochrane Generals.

Devon Dell made 32 saves for the visitors. Each team had 36 shots on goal.

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