Vipers take down Thrashers

Connor Einhorn and Brent Hoppus scored third-period goals for the Red Deer Vipers Saturday in a 3-1 Heritage Junior Hockey League win over the visiting Three Hills Thrashers.

Connor Einhorn and Brent Hoppus scored third-period goals for the Red Deer Vipers Saturday in a 3-1 Heritage Junior Hockey League win over the visiting Three Hills Thrashers.

Troy Klaus nothced a first-period goal for the Vipers, who got a 33-save outing from Anthony Hamill. The Vipers fired 54 shots at Thrashers goaltender Brady Hoover.

Spencer Fournier scored the lone goal for Three Hills. Both teams had seven power-play opportunities, with Red Deer cashing in twice and the visitors potting one man-advantage marker.

In other weekend Heritage League play:

• The Blackfalds Wranglers, with Bryce Boguski scoring twice in regulation time and Garrett Glasman providing the shootout winner, downed the host Medicine Hat Cubs 5-4 Saturday.

Wally Samson and Trent Hermary accounted for the other Blackfalds goals.

Connor Zenchuk and Thomas Isaman combined to make 36 saves for the Wranglers, who directed 68 shots at Cubs netminder Cole Schafer.

• The Ponoka Stampeders suffered a pair of losses, falling 6-3 to the visiting Mountainview Colts Saturday one night after losing 4-1 to the host Airdrie Lightning.

Kane Weik, with two goals, and Chandler Knibb scored against Mountainview. Eli Falls made 32 saves for the Stamps, who were outshot 38-31.

On Friday, Jacob Bottomley notched the only Ponoka goal in a loss at Airdrie. The Stamps, who outshot their hosts 27-25, got a 21-save performance from Falls.

• Derek Muhlbach and Scott Ternes scored for the visiting Stettler Lightning in a 5-2 loss to the Banff Academy Bears Sunday.

Simon Thieleman made 35 saves for Stettler. Banff goalie Aaron MacKay blocked 31 shots.

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