Thrashers face Stettler this Friday at home

The Three Hills Thrashers started their 2010-11 season on the road this past weekend and came away with a win and a loss. Friday night, the Thrashers got off to a good start in Stettler with Corbin Weston scoring a powerplay goal fourteen minutes into the game. Despite carrying the play through the remainder of the period and through the second period, Lightning goaltender Landon Schmidt kept his team in the game and Adam McDavid scored to tie the game for Stettler.
However, the Thrashers continued pressing offensively and rewarded with just over four minutes remaining in regulation time as Scott Bell scored to give Three Hills a 2-1 lead. Tyrel Severtson scored into an empty net to seal the victory and give the Thrashers a 3-1 victory. Shawn Nemeth earned the win in goal for Three Hills stopping 15 shots.
On Saturday night, the Thrashers travelled to Red Deer to face the always tough Vipers. The Vipers took it to the Thrashers early, beating Korey Smith for a powerplay goal just 1:40 into the game. Less than two minutes later, Red Deer took a 2-0 lead and then extended their advantage to 3-0 before the first period ended. The Vipers kept coming, adding one more goal in the second period and two more in the final frame en route to a 6-0 shellacking of the Thrashers.
Coach Ian Hall was pleased with the win over Stettler, though he admitted there weren't many positives for the Thrashers team on Saturday night. Nonetheless, the "reality check this early in the season" can be a good thing for the team.
The Thrashers play their home opener this Friday night at Centennial Place (arena) at 8:00 pm as they host Stettler. Three Hills then travels to Cochrane on Saturday night to faceoff against the Generals.