Incredible January for the Coaldale Copperheads, with seven wins and one overtime loss.
Currently on a six game winning streak, the Copperheads moved up to first place of the south division as of Friday night win in Okotoks.
The south is still super tight with who will finish in what final placing.
Members of the Copperhead’s eleven year executive report it is super exciting for the league. We have not seen this since becoming members of the HJHL; a race to the finish so close with four teams.
The Copperheads after Saturday have 32 games with 21 wins; 9 loss, 2 ties for 42 points.
Okotoks after Sunday night have played 33 games with 21 wins, 10 losses, 2 ties for 44 points. Cochrane, not far behind, have played 32 games with 20 wins, 11 losses and 1 tie for 41 points. High River is situated very close in fourth, with 33 games played with 17 wins, 13 losses and 2 wins for 37 points. These results should make a thrilling playoff run which is just around the corner.
Copperheads have a total of two more home regular season games. A reminder to fans to use up those game tickets on one of those nights. The first opportunity — which will be a good one — is against Okotoks Bisons this coming Saturday, Feb. 3, at 8:30 in Coaldale.
This past weekend, on Okotoks ground, the Snakes beat the Bisons 6-3 with three unanswered goals mid-way through the third. It was Levi Anderson’s power-play marker which put them in the lead. Calvin Swanson and Mike Williamson (empty-netter) added a pair of insurance markers. First three goals were scored by Jedd Horvath, Isiah Day Chief and newly added to the roster at deadline Ty Abbott. Nolan Berner was fantastic between the pipes saving 39 for 42 shots.
Saturday’s overtime winning goal (3-2) against the Medicine Hat Cubs was scored by Ty Anderson at 0.38 seconds. Regulation time goal scorers were Jedd Horvath and Chase Williamson. Andrew Suriano faces only fifteen shots from the Cubs in goal.