Red Deer Rebels pick up a point, fall to Blades in OT

Max Gerlach notches hat trick for Blades, Ethan Anders makes 34 saves for Red Deer

The Red Deer Rebels win streak stopped at five Friday night in Saskatoon.

Blades forward Max Gerlach scored with just 16 seconds left in regulation and notched his hat trick goal 3:44 in overtime to help Saskatoon earn the 3-2 victory.

With the overtime loss, the Rebels picked up a point in their sixth straight game.

The night started out well for the Rebels when Oleg Zaytsev found the mark 51 seconds in. Red Deer’s first-round selection in the 2018 CHL Import Draft has four goals on the season.

Gerlach buried on the power play for his first of the night and fifth on the season at 7:10 of the first to tie the game.

Jeff de Wit helped the Rebels back into the lead midway through the second period. De Wit had a goal and an assist in the game and has points in four straight games. He has six goals in eight games on the year.

Gerlach tied the game with his sixth of the season with the Blades net empty in the third. He was first star on the night.

Brandon Hagel was second star and Rebels netminder Ethan Anders earned third-star honours with 34 saves in the loss.

Red Deer will finish the Saskatchewan swing Saturday in Prince Albert.

Email sports tips to Byron Hackett

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Break-in at Red Deer business

Social media reports confirm a business break and enter in Red Deer… Continue reading

‘Rough waters’: Spill raises new questions about fast-growing N.L. oil industry

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador’s ambitious plans to dramatically expand… Continue reading

Trudeau rules out snap election call, national ballot slated for Oct. 21

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says there will be no early… Continue reading

Canadian firm says it has found largest diamond ever unearthed in North America

YELLOWKNIFE — A Canadian mining firm says it has unearthed the largest… Continue reading

Man from Olds killed in collision near Sundre

A 39-year-old man from Olds was killed in a collision near Sundre… Continue reading

WATCH: More than 100 protest UN migration pact, carbon tax in Red Deer

Chants of “Trudeau must go” echoed through the streets of downtown Red… Continue reading

Baloo the cat is back at home after being mistakenly shipped to Montreal

HALIFAX — Much to the relief of his loving family, Baloo the… Continue reading

‘It’s what we do’: Famous Newfoundlanders help replace veteran’s stolen guitar

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Two famous Newfoundlanders stepped in to help an… Continue reading

Quebec’s anti-corruption unit blames media coverage for recruiting troubles

MONTREAL — Seven years after it was created, Quebec’s anti-corruption unit is… Continue reading

Former PQ cabinet minister poised to become next Bloc Quebecois leader

MONTREAL — It appears likely that Yves-Francois Blanchet, a former Parti Quebecois… Continue reading

J&J hammered by report it knew of asbestos in baby powder

NEW YORK — Johnson & Johnson on Friday forcefully denied a media… Continue reading

Police want direct talk with missing Colorado woman’s fiance

DENVER — An official leading the search for a missing Colorado woman… Continue reading

Death of 7-year-old on border raises questions

WASHINGTON — Just 7 years old, Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin was… Continue reading

Tkachuk’s goal in 3rd gives Flames 2-1 win over Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Matthew Tkachuk scored the go-ahead goal midway through… Continue reading

Most Read