Vipers draw Cochrane

Lucas Deibert scored twice and Jeffery Kohut and Cole DeGraaf each contributed a goal and two assists for the Red Deer Vipers in a 7-7 Heritage Junior B Hockey League draw with the visiting Cochrane Generals Saturday.

Lucas Deibert scored twice and Jeffery Kohut and Cole DeGraaf each contributed a goal and two assists for the Red Deer Vipers in a 7-7 Heritage Junior B Hockey League draw with the visiting Cochrane Generals Saturday.

Also scoring for the Vipers were Adam Ferguson, Tyler Kohut and Nick Glackin, while Brendan Mandrusiak made 41 saves. Cochrane netminder Brady Makham turned aside 43 shots.

Red Deer was assessed six of 10 minor penalties.

Meanwhile, the Stettler Lightning suffered a pair of weekend setbacks, including a 5-3 road loss to the Coaldale Copperheads Sunday.

Lyle Wooden, with two goals, and Wyat Haustein tallied for the Lightning, who were outshot 48-37 while getting a 33-save outing from Simon Thieleman and 10 stops from Coleman Waddell.

Stettler fell 5-4 to the visiting Airdrie Thunder Saturday, their goals coming from Landon Potter, with a pair, Wooden and Blake Frechette. Thieleman made 34 saves as each team had 39 shots.

In another Saturday outing, Layne Swier turned aside 41 shots as the Blackfalds Wranglers dumped the host Mountainview Colts 8-2.

Chance Abbott and Jason Bell each tallied twice for the winners, with Jordan Freake, Stephen Pietsch, Dylan Wiedmer and Jared Williams each connecting once.

The Wranglers were outshot 43-40.

In a Friday contest, the Three Hills Thrashers whipped the host Ponoka Stampeders 7-3 as Connor Ablett struck for two goals and Matt Lawrence, Lucas Ford, Michael Neumeier, Tom Vanderlinde and Tyrel Severtson each provided one.

Brady Hoover made 20 saves for the Thrashers and surrendered goals to Damian Pannenbecker, Nick Keouhan and Cole Pritchard. Ponoka goaltender Aaron Swier stopped 36 shots.