The Cochrane Generals came away with three points from their two weekend games and are now in a two-way tie for third place with the Coaldale Copperheads in the south division of the Heritage Junior Hockey League.

The Gens lost 6-5 in a shoot out against the Red Deer Vipers, Dec. 2, before bucking the Ponoka Stampeders the next day, 8-2.

It was a seesaw battle against the Vipers that saw the Gens pull ahead 5-3 with two goals early in the third. The Vipers struck to make it 5-4 on a powerplay goal with 6:26 remaining in play. The tying goal by the Vipers came with 20 seconds left in regulation, also on a powerplay. The Vipers outscored the Gens 2-1 on the shootout for the win.

The Gens were outshot 39-31 in the matchup for only the second time this season.

It was a four-goal night for the Gens Jared Domingo while Scott Shugg scored the other. Colton Wong and Jordan Fisher both earned a pair of assists and helpers also went to Chris Sambrook, Carter Cugnet and Christan Dees.

The Gens went from playing one of their toughest opponents to face the struggling Stampeders the next day. The Gens jumped out to a 7-0 lead before the Stamps got on the scoreboard on a powerplay goal with a little over five minutes remaining in the second. The Gens scored their eighth and final goal of the night while short-handed just 24 seconds later. Ponoka scored the only goal of the third.

The Ransom-Hume-Aab line had a big night. Slater Ransom earned a hattrick and two assists for a five-point outing. Linemate Talus Hume had six points, two goals and four assist, and Brandon Aab scored one and assisted on four. Goals also went to Scott Shugg and River Ross. Austin Keller remained the top scoring defenceman in the league with two assists and also getting helpers were Walid Hassin, Braden Bain and Taylor Girard.

The road trip points has put them in a two-way tie for third place, just two points shy of the second place High River. The Flyers are currently on a three-game win streak but both the Gens and Copperheads have two games in hand.

The Gens remain on the road this weekend with games in Three Hills on Friday and Strathmore on Saturday. Their next home game is on Dec. 15 against the Okotoks Bisons, the south division leaders.

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