Vipers, Colts to tangle in Heritage League playoffs

By Brady Sim (@Simsauce)
February 22, 2018 - 7:29am

The Red Deer Vipers will meet the Mountainview Colts for the second straight year in the HJHL playoffs.

A season ago, Red Deer defeated Mountainview in seven games to advance to the Heritage League final. This year, they will play in the best-of-five northern semi-final. The Vipers won all four meetings between the two clubs during the regular season, outscoring the Colts 27-8.

Mountainview defeated the Stettler Lightning in round one of this year’s playoffs, winning the tightly-contested series two games to one.

The second round series will kick off Saturday night in Red Deer with the puck dropping at 8 p.m. at the Servus Arena while game two goes Monday night in Didsbury. Vipers away games can be listened to online at

Vipers vs Colts Best-of-five Schedule (*if necessary)

February 24th, 8pm, Servus Arena, Red Deer, AB
February 26th, 8pm, Didsbury Rec Complex, Didsbury, AB
February 28th, 8:30pm, Servus Arena, Red Deer, AB
*March 2nd, 8pm, Didsbury Rec Complex, Didsbury, AB
*March 3rd, 8pm, Servus Arena, Red Deer, AB

The Blackfalds Wranglers taking on the Airdrie Thunder in the other north semi-final. Blackfalds swept Ponoka’s Stampeders in round one. The south semi-finals will feature the Coaldale Copperheads battling the High River Flyers and the Okotoks Bisons taking on the Cochrane Generals.

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