Thrashers extend winning streak over weekend

The Three Hills Thrashers extended their winning streak to four games this weekend, scoring an exciting come-from-behind victory over the Okotoks Bisons on Friday night and then dumping their divisional rivals, the Mountain View Colts on Saturday evening.
Friday night started out poorly for the home squad as they fell behind 3-0 in the first period to the visiting Bisons. Whatever words of wisdom Coach Ian Hall used in the intermission, found listening ears as they team came out in the second stanza and played much better, taking the play to Okotoks. Outshooting their opposition 22-10, the Thrashers were rewarded with a pair of goals by Corbin Weston, and a late marker by Connor Ablett tied the score heading into the third period. The Thrashers continued the momentum in the final frame, and were finally rewarded as Matt Wildeman scored the game winning goal with just 1:06 remaining in regulation time. Cody Boeckman made 21 saves to earn the victory in goal.
Saturday night was Teddy Bear Toss night, and many of the fans had barely sat down before Blaine Hoppins had them standing up again and tossing the furry fellows on the ice with a powerplay goal  just 91 seconds into the game. Tyson Taylor tied the score for MountainView with as the Colts scored a powerplay goal of their own, but Three Hills regained the lead with just over three minutes remaining in the first period as Clinton Nigh fired home his first goal of the season.
Although the Colts continued to fire pucks at the Thrashers net, Shawn Nemeth was strong in goal, and the Thrashers added to their lead in the second stanza on goals by Scott Bell and Corbin Weston. In the opening minutes of the third period, Mountain View finally snuck a couple pucks past Nemeth to get within a goal. However, Joel Harrison's fourth goal of the season gave the Thrashers the needed insurance marker and Scott Bell added an empty-netter to make the final score 6-3.
The same two teams battle again on Friday night at Three Hills Centennial Place beginning at 8 pm.