The Red Deer Vipers are making a run at first place in the Heritage Junior B Hockey League’s Northern Division.
The Vipers, who have a game in hand, moved to within one point of the division-leading Blackfalds Wranglers with a 4-2 win over the Wranglers at the Arena Saturday.
Jeffrey Kohut, Cole deGraaf, Ryan Thomson and Chris Robertson, who scored into an empty net with 10 seconds remaining, connected for the Vipers.
Chance Abbott and Jared Williams replied for the Wranglers, who outshot the Vipers 51-27.
Brenden Mandrusiak was outstanding in goal for the Vipers while Layne Swier was in net for Blackfalds.
The win completed a successful weekend for the Vipers, who edged the homestanding Stettler Lightning 4-3 in overtime Friday.
Braden Corbett notched the winning goal 58 seconds into the extra session.
Corbett also scored in the first period while Justin Corbett and Tanner Howe connected in the middle stanza.
Gavin Brandl scored for the Lightning in the second period with Adam Ternes and Jake Schwarzenberger connecting at 4:23 and 4:40 of the third period.
Mandrusiak finished with 29 saves while his teammates had 38 shots on Simon Thieleman.
The Lightning also dropped a 3-2 decision to the Mountainview Colts on Saturday.
Wyat Haustein and Landon Porter scored for the Lightning. Thieleman finished with 52 saves while Brendan McCambly made 22 for the Colts.
Meanwhile, the Three Hills Thrashers managed a 4-4 tie with the Medicine Hat Colts after losing 3-1 to the Coaldale Copperheads.
Connor Ablett had two goals and Tyrel Severtson and Kelby Stevens one each against the Cubs.
Devon Bell made 43 saves for Three Hills, who had 37 shots on Cole Schafer.
Cameron Braun scored the lone goal for the Thrashers against Coaldale.
Brady Hoover finished with 29 saves for Three Hills and Daniel Wenham made 37 stops for the Cooperheads.