Rebels 5 Raiders 1
The Red Deer Rebels have been red hot in November.
They showed no signs of slowing down Saturday night either, turning in a dominant win over the visiting Prince Albert Raiders at the Peavey Mart Centrium.
Red Deer converted five straight goals and was just 2:50 away from their second consecutive shutout in the 5-1 victory. It was their sixth win in the last seven games and they’ve only lost twice in the month.
Ben King continued his torrid pace in the contest, scoring a pair of goals, including his 14th of the year which has him among the WHL leaders.
Kalan Lind and King scored in the first and Kai Uchacz notched his first of two in the third period just 51 seconds into the frame. After King added his second of the night at 11:49 of the frame, Uchacz concerted his sixth of the season less than a minute later.
Rebels veteran forward Arshdeep Bains also picked up a pair of helpers in the win.
Netminder Connor Ungar narrowly missed out on his first shutout as a Rebel, but still turned aside 28 shots for his sixth win of the season. The 19-year-old carries a 2.37 goals against average this season, along with a 0.916 save percentage.
Three stars: King (1), Uchacz (2), Vladislav Shilo (3).
The Rebels will travel to Edmonton Wednesday to take on the Oil Kings. Edmonton sits atop the Central Division standings with 31 points, two ahead of the Rebels with a game in hand. The Rebels will host the Saskatoon Blades Friday and the Regina Pats Saturday.