Red Deer Rebels score third straight win over Warriors

Red Deer Rebels score third straight win over Warriors

Rebels 7 Warriors 3

The Red Deer Rebels shut the door on the Moose Jaw Warriors in a big way on Friday.

Red Deer scored three unanswered goals in the third period in front of 2,732 fans at Mosiac Place in Moose Jaw to pick up a 7-3 win, their third straight and second consecutive over the Warriors.

Even in a back-and-forth first period, the Rebels outplayed the Warriors and carried that momentum into the rest of the game, in the end, they out-chanced the Warriors and outshot them 35-21.

“I thought right from the start we were good. We controlled most of the game and we had some really heavy shifts in their end,” said Rebels assistant Ryan Colville.

“I thought defensively, there were a couple plays structurally that’d we would want back. As a group, I thought the group played well from the start.”

Six different Rebels hit the scoresheet, forward Arshdeep Bains had a pair of goals and linemate Chris Douglas registered three assists. Along with Ben King, that line combined for seven points.

“That whole line, they have a lot of chemistry and offensively they’re really starting to click. I think Bainsy had a whole pile of chances and three points, could have had a whole lot more than that,” Colville said.

“They’re responsible. They’re playing against top lines, defensively they’re responsible and they’re generating a lot offensively.”

Rebels Netminder Byron Fancy was also solid and collected his third straight win with 18 saves.

Warriors forward Kobe Mohr opened the scoring just 3:49 in, blasting a shot past Fancy off the rush. Even so, it didn’t take long for the Rebels to respond.

Tarzwell notched his team-leading 11th goal of the year on a shorthanded breakaway to tie the game. Douglas broke up a play and sprung the Red Deer product in all alone. Tarzwell now has goals in his last three games and Douglas has points in his last five.

The back and forth period continued with Owen Hardy finding the mark, his third goal in two games this week against the Rebels.

Keaton Sorensen tied it back up a short time later with his second of the year. Red Deer battled on the forecheck and Sorensen got the puck out front and buried a backhand past Adam Evanoff.

The Rebels grabbed their first lead of the game midway through the second when Dallon Melin tipped home a Chase Leslie point shot.

Just 11 seconds into a power play and 30 seconds after Moose Jaw tied the game at three, Red Deer regained the lead. Bains banged in his seventh goal of the year on the Rebels second power play of the night. He added his second of the night into the empty net.

King and captain Dawson Barteaux added tallies in the third, and Barteaux earned first star honours for his performance.

Warriors Brayden Tracey added another two assists in the contest and has eight points in three games against the Rebels this season.

The Rebels will travel to Regina to take on the Pats Saturday night and return home on Dec. 13 to take on the Medicine Hat Tigers.



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