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Overtime efforts place Copperheads in third for Southern Div.


By Lethbridge Herald on December 8, 2021.

The Coaldale Copperheads nearly took another two points off the Okotoks Bisons last weekend.
Facing the Southern Division-leading Bisons Friday night in Okotoks, the Copperheads fell 4-3 in overtime in Heritage Junior Hockey League play, one week after beating the Bisons 5-2 Nov. 27.
The Copperheads found themselves in overtime the next night as well as they hosted the Red Deer Vipers at the Coaldale Sportsplex, but this time nabbed the two points as Brandon Creighton netted the winner.
With the win and the overtime loss, the Copperheads move to 14-7-2, good for third place in the Southern Division, two points behind the Medicine Hat Cubs (15-5-2).
On Saturday in Coaldale, Creighton scored 2:34 into the extra session to earn the Copperheads the OT win and Sean Burns scored for Coaldale with 46 seconds left in regulation to force overtime.
Braiden Burke and Jason Creighton scored the other Copperheads goals.
Jason Creighton added an assist for a two-point night and goaltender Logan Leroux made 28 saves in the win.
After beating the Bisons the previous weekend, the Copperheads were unable to make it two in a row against the Southern Division leaders.
Coaldale’s Derrien Tonin scored shorthanded midway through the third period to tie it at 3-3 and force overtime, but Okotoks’ Kegan Law scored 17 seconds into the extra session for the second point.
Krishan Stocker scored in the first for the Copperheads and Brogan Booth scored in the second.
Tonin added two assists for three points and Booth added a helper for a two-point outing.
Copperheads’ goaltender Ethan Barrows was kept busy, making 50 saves against the Bisons.
Okotoks remains comfortably atop the Southern Division and the league at 21-2-1.
Coaldale is back in action Friday as they head to Lomond to take on the Lakers (4-17-1).
The Lakers come to the Coaldale Sportsplex Saturday night for the rematch at 8:30 p.m.

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