Zachary Daniels takes a shot on the Medicine Hat Cubs’ net during the first period of the Saturday night game on Nov. 30. The Wranglers dropped the game 6-2. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake Wranglers add a win after back-to-back home games

Wranglers fell 6-2 to the Medicine Hat Cubs Nov. 30, but won 3-0 over the Cochrane Generals Dec. 1

The Sylvan Lake Wranglers saw both the win and the loss column after back-to-back home games this weekend.

The Wranglers faced the Medicine Hat Cubs on Nov. 30 followed by a match up with the Cochrane Generals on Dec. 1.

The Saturday night game, played in the NexSource Centre’s Arena 1 on Nov. 30, resulted in a 6-2 loss for the Wranglers who were on a three game win streak.

The Cubs were the first to score, but the Wranglers were quick to answer with a power-play goal by Kyle Imesch, from Beaudon Rider and Braidon Westin.

Unfortunately the Cubs were able to get two past Cameron Loomis-Labrosse to pull to a 3-1 lead heading in to the middle frame.

Taite Opdendries, assisted by Braidon Westin, scored a second power-play goal for the Wranglers early in the second period.

The Cubs would keep their two point deficit alive by scoring a fourth goal as time ran out on the period.

The final period of play would have Medicine Hat score twice more leaving the Wranglers down 6-2 at the final buzzer.

The next evening the Wranglers went back to the NexSource Centre ready to face the south division’s number two Cochrane Generals.

The first two periods of the Sunday night game went scoreless on both ends of the ice.

Twelve minutes in to the third period of the game Beaudon Rider, from Austin Kalev and Kale Lavalee, put one up on the scoreboard for the Wranglers.

Two power-play goals minutes a part by Brett Westin and Braidon Westin left the Wranglers up 3-0 to end the game.

Goalie Shae Herbert saved all of the 20 shots taken for a shutout on Dec. 1.

The Wranglers continued on their hot streak with an impressive win Dec. 3 at the NexSource Centre. With a final score of 9-1 the Wranglers beat the Stettler Lightning.

The Wranglers went into Tuesday night’s game with a 12-10 record and sit second in the north division.

Additionally, three Wranglers have been selected as 2020 Heritage Junior Hockey League (HJHL) Top Prospects.

Payton Wright, Kale Lavalee and Cameron Loomis-Labrosse will suit up for the North Division on Jan. 5.


Kyle Richmond carries the puck down ice towards the Cubs’ net looking to make a play on Saturday evening. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Taite Opdendries works to keep possession of the puck with a Cub lurking close by. Opdendries is credited with one of the Wranglers’ two goals on Saturday night. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Payton Wright looks to fire the puck past a defending Cub during the first period of the Nov. 30 game. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

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