Tigers thrash Rebels in exhibition finale

he Red Deer Rebels are hoping their final showing of the Western Hockey League pre-season is not a sign of things to come.

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Stettler — The Red Deer Rebels are hoping their final showing of the Western Hockey League pre-season is not a sign of things to come.

The Red Deer Rebels were dominated 3-1 by the Medicine Hat Tigers Saturday in Stettler and outshot 46-10.

The Rebels actually opened the scoring late in then first period as Colten Mayor found the back of the net on the power play with Josh Cowen and Aaron Borjeko picking up the assists.

The Rebels were outshot 13-5 through 20 minutes and it only got worse from there.

Despite holding the Tigers off the score board in the second stanza the Rebels unraveled in the third period.

Rhyse Dieno tied the game up at 4:55 and Scott McKay put the Tigers in front at 11:42. Adam Rehack iced it on a two-man power play at 15:18.

Bolton Pouliot kept the Rebels in the game, stopping all 25 shots he faced through 32 minutes. Dawson Guhle however, let in three goals on 21 shots. Kenny Cameron stopped nine shots for Medicine Hat.

The Tigers were one-for-10 on the power play while Red Deer finished one-for-two.

The Rebels finish the pre-season with a record of 4-2-0 and will open their regular season by hosting the Kooteny Ice on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Centrium.

l The Rebels reassigned two of their prospects who were trying to crack the big club on Saturday, sending Dexter Bricker, 16, to the Swift Current Legionnaires of the Saskatchewan Midget Hockey League, while home town product Scott Feser has been sent to the Red Deer Optimist Rebels of the Alberta Midget Hockey league.

The Rebels now have 31 players left on their roster, including five currently still with NHL clubs.