Vipers edged by Bisons in overtime

Chase Fallis notched his third goal of the game at 1:26 of overtime Saturday to give the Okotoks Bisons a 7-6 Heritage Junior B Hockey League win over the host Red Deer Vipers.

Chase Fallis notched his third goal of the game at 1:26 of overtime Saturday to give the Okotoks Bisons a 7-6 Heritage Junior B Hockey League win over the host Red Deer Vipers.

Red Deer forward Braden Corbett forced the extra time with a goal at 18:11 of the third period. The Vipers led 1-0 after one period and 3-2 after 40 minutes.

Cole DeGraaf scored twice for the Vipers, who got additional markers from Kolton Gillett, Lucas Deibert and Dustin Spearing. Corbett and Gillett each had a pair of assists and Jonathan Finnigan contributed three helpers.

Vipers netminder Jayden Adrian made 25 saves. Alex Bilton stopped 28 shots for the Bisons.

Red Deer posted a 7-3 road victory over the High River Flyers Friday, with Spearing scoring twice and DeGraaf, Gillett, Troy Klaus, Adam Ferguson and Colton Weseen each notching a goal.

Brenden Mandrusiak made 29 saves for the Vipers, who led 2-0 after one period and 5-1 heading into the final frame. Myles Dunne blocked 27 shots for the hosts.

In other Heritage League weekend play involving Central Alberta teams:

l The Blackfalds Wranglers received a scare Sunday afternoon before emerging with a 5-4 win over the visiting Banff Academy Bears. Details were unavailable.

l Brady Hoover turned aside 43 shots in a losing cause Saturday as the Three Hills Thrashers where thrashed 6-0 by the visiting Airdrie Thunder.

The hosts fired 28 shots at Airdrie goaltender James Fisk.

l The Thunder trampled the visiting Ponoka Stampeders 9-1 Friday while outshooting their guests 53-21. Tyler Jones notched the lone goal for the Stamps, who got a 44-save effort from Aaron Swier.

The Stampeders didn’t fare any better Sunday, losing 12-2 at Okotoks while getting goals from Joshua Critch and Evan Cox. Ponoka was outshot 77-17 as Swier and Eli Falls combined to make 65 saves.

l Kyler O’Connor tallied twice and Simon Thieleman made 46 saves for the host Stettler Lightning in a 3-2 win over the Mountainview Colts Friday.

Steve Blacklock had the other Stettler goal. Michael Byer faced 34 shots in the Colts net.

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