Rebels 3 Tigers 0
The Red Deer Rebels are back to their winning ways.
Rebels star forward Arshdeep Bains recorded two points in his 250th Western Hockey League game, as Red Deer defeated the Medicine Hat Tigers 3-0 at the Peavey Mart Centrium Friday evening.
This was a big bounce back win for the Rebels, who lost twice to the Lethbridge Hurricanes last weekend – Red Deer recorded a 5-2 loss last Friday and a 3-2 shootout defeat the following night.
The Rebels got significantly more pucks to the net than the Tigers throughout Friday’s game. Red Deer finished the game with 43 shots, while Medicine Hat only mustered 13.
Rebels goaltender Chase Coward stopped all of those 13 shots to record the shutout – his second of the season.
Medicine Hat Tigers goaltender Beckett Langkow was able to keep the puck out of his net for more than half of the game. But Bains finally beat the Tigers netminder 14:05 into the second period.
The goal, Bains’ 35th of the season, was assisted by Ben King and Carter Anderson. Bains and King are No. 1 and 2 in points in the Western Hockey League, respectively.
Bains then recorded the secondary assist on Jhett Larson’s 10th goal of the season 2:36 into the third period. Defenceman Hunter Mayo picked up the primary assist on the tally.
Mayo grabbed his second assist of the night about six minutes later by getting the puck to Matteo Fabrizi, who beat Langkow with a wrist shot from the blue line to score his second goal of the year.
Red Deer is currently third in the Eastern Conference with seven games remaining in the regular season – the Winnipeg ICE is first and the Edmonton Oil Kings sit second.
The Rebels will host the Swift Current Broncos at the Peavey Mart Centrium Saturday night. Puck drop is 7 p.m.