Lethbridge Herald

Copperhead­s split again


For the second straight week the Coaldale Copperhead­s put up a 1-1 weekend.

The Copperhead­s earned a home ice win with a 3-1 decision over the Lomond Lakers Saturday night at the Coaldale Sportsplex, but were defeated 7-5 by the Cochrane Generals Sunday night in Cochrane.

With the .500 weekend, the Copperhead­s drop to fourth in the Southern Division at 20-11-1, one point behind the 20-8-2 Generals and the Medicine Hat Cubs.

On Saturday in Coaldale, the Copperhead­s snapped a 1-1 tie on goals from Tyler Anderson and Jayden Bexte. Isiah Day Chief scored in the first period for Coaldale, while, goaltender Ethan Barrows made 24 saves.

The Copperhead­s were rung up for five first period goals Sunday as the Generals grabbed a commanding 5-2 lead.

Isaac Benoit, Jaren Bainbridge, Bexte, Brandyn Howg and Thomas Johnson scored for the Copperhead­s.

Anderson and Ty Abbott each had two assists.

Barrows took the loss, turning aside 29 of 36 shots.

The Copperhead­s are on the road this weekend. They’re in Red Deer to take on the Vipers Saturday at 8 p.m. and head to Ponoka Sunday to play the Stampeders at 3 p.m.

Coaldale’s next home game is Jan. 25 against the Okotoks Bisons at 8:30 p.m.

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