Rebels avenge loss to Ice

Brandon Hagel has his best game of the season

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Red Deer Rebels forward Brandon Hagel had his best game of the season Friday night in a victory over Kootenay Ice in Western Hockey League action.

Hagel led the way with a hat trick as the Rebels beat the Ice, 9-2, at the Centrium.

“Hags and I had a good chit chat about two weeks ago about his game, and how he has to play. He’s got his work ethic back to where it needs to be. Compared to where he was a year ago to where he is now, it’s like night and day,” said Rebels GM/head coach Brent Sutter.

After being traded to Red Deer earlier in the day, 17 year-old-winger Cameron Hausinger was quick to make an impact scoring twice in his first game as a Rebel.

“I felt like the puck was bouncing my way. I had good teammates to play with today, and, obviously, I was really excited about being here. I think that played into the game,” said Hausinger.

“I played with a lot of heart, and tried to show what I could do out there, and I feel like that helped my game out.”

The Rebels lost 6-5 in a shootout to the Ice on Wednesday, and Sutter said this was the type of effort they were looking for.

“We did a lot of good things here. We obviously scored some timely goals, and were able to get minutes out of other guys, which was important. Especially when you play four games in five nights,” said Sutter.

“At the end of the day, it’s a win.”

Hagel got the scoring started midway through the first period, beating Ice goalie Payton Lee on a breakaway.

Hausinger’s late period goal gave the Rebels a 2-0 lead heading into the first break.

Hagel added his second of the game in the middle frame, while forward Akash Bains and defenceman Jared Freadrich also found the back of the net.

The Rebels added four more in the third on goals from forwards Jordon Roy, D-Jay Jerome, Hagel and Hausinger.

Forwards Barrett Sheen and Eli Lieffers scored for the Ice.

The Rebels went 1-for-7 on the power play and out shot the Ice, 50-29.

Colton Bobyk extended his points streak to nine games with a couple of assists, and he now has 11 points (11 assists) over that stretch.

The Rebels are right back at it tonight when they host the Moose Jaw Warriors.

In three meetings against the Warriors this year, the Rebels are 3-0.

Game time is at 7 p.m.

Note: Attendance was 4,500.

jonathan.guignard@bprda.wpengine.com

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