Goaltender Nick Lepp of the Stettler Lightning makes a save on Curtis Rangen of the Blackfalds Wranglers as he crashes the crease during Heritage Junior Hockey League action at the Blackfalds Multi-plex Arena on Sunday. The Wranglers defeated the Lightning 10-1 in their last regular season game before playoffs. (Ashli Barrett/Lacombe Globe)

Wranglers bottle Lightning

Lightning didn’t strike twice Sunday, but the Blackfalds Wranglers struck often in a dominant 10-1 win over Stettler to close out the regular season.

Ron MacLean will once again return to Central Alberta roots as he visits Lacombe this weekend in one of four Hometown Hockey stops. (Ashli Barrett Photography)

Ron MacLean returns to roots

For Ron MacLean, hockey in the country is like a tree; Hockey Night in Canada showcases the fruits of a sport the nation can’t get enough of, while Hometown Hockey reveals its roots.

Riley Mathies of the Blackfalds Wranglers is pushed into Ponoka Stampeders goaltender Taylor McLaughlin during Tuesday night Heritage Junior Hockey League action. The Wranglers won the game 4-2, in what could be a preview of the upcoming HJHL playoffs. (Ashli Barrett/Lacombe Globe)

Wranglers corral Stampeders

The Blackfalds Wranglers corralled the Ponoka Stampeders 4-2 on Tuesday in what could very well be a first round Heritage Junior Hockey League playoff match up.

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