Wyatt Haustein scored with 34.2 seconds left to give the Stettler Lightning a 5-4 win over the Three Hills Lightning in Stettler’s home-opener in the Heritage Junior Hockey League last Friday night at the Stettler Recreation Centre.
Haustein was playing on a line with twins Scott and Adam Ternes, both of whom assisted on the power-play winner.
Jacob Schwarzenberger scored two goals for the Lightning, which also got goals from Scott Ternes and Kyler O’Connor.
Simon Thieleman made 27 saves in his season-debut for the Lightning, who improved their record to 2-0.
Stettler connected three times on power plays and once while shorthanded.
The Lightning were scheduled to visit Blackfalds last night. They’re at home to Airdrie at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Stettler Recreation Centre, before visiting Coaldale on Sunday afternoon.