Red Deer Rebels forward Alex Morozoff looks to shoot as he entered the Medicine Hat Tigers zone last week at the Centrium. (File photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Red Deer Rebels forward Alex Morozoff looks to shoot as he entered the Medicine Hat Tigers zone last week at the Centrium. (File photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Ryan Jevne nets hat trick, Tigers top Rebels 6-2

Tigers 6 Rebels 2

The wheels fell off for the Red Deer Rebels in the third period on the road against the Medicine Hat Tigers.

Medicine Hat handed Red Deer its third straight loss Wednesday, on the strength of four unanswered third-period goals.

The Tigers picked up a 6-2 win, in a game that was tied 2-2 after 40 minutes. Red Deer was also outshot 21-6 in the final period of the game.

“Turnovers, too may odd man rushes against. Not good defensively. We didn’t play well enough in the third to even be close,” said a frustrated Rebels GM/head coach Brent Sutter.

“I thought some individuals were solid and some weren’t as good as they needed to be. We needed to have everyone with their game where it needed to be in the third and we didn’t have that.”

Ryan Jevne notched a hat trick for the home side and was first star, while import netminder Mads Sogaard made 21 saves for his second straight win against the Rebels.

Jevne opened the scoring early in the second period with a hard shot high glove past Rebels rookie goalie Byron Fancy.

Rebels forward Zak Smith tied the game on a nice drive wide when he tucked a shot past Sogaard. Smith’s fifth of the season tied the game at one and Ryan Gottfried also recorded his first WHL point on the goal.

Just 63 seconds later, Ryan Chyzowski scored for the Tigers to restore the one-goal lead.

Midway through the second, Jeff de Wit notched his 17th goal of the campaign right off a faceoff, to erase the deficit again for Red Deer.

In the third, it was all Tigers.

Tyler Longo buried under two minutes into the frame and Tigers captain James Hamblin added a tally at 7:48.

Jevne notched his second of the night on the power play just past the midway point of the period and finished off the hat trick with 1:17 to play.

“You’re on the road tied, it’s a good place to be. Gave up three odd man rushes in the first eight or nine minutes and two of them were in your net,” Sutter said.

Fancy finished the game with 41 saves on 47 shots.

Red Deer also played for the second straight game without star defenceman Alex Alexeyev, who is still day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

Sutter added the blame defensively over the last four games, when the Rebels have given up 17 goals, is spread across the lineup.

“You have no success if you’re not going to defend the right way,” Sutter said.

“It’s everybody. It’s as much of the forwards responsibility as it is the defence, probably even more so.”

The Rebels are back on home ice Friday when they host the Calgary Hitmen and Saturday they will also welcome the Moose Jaw Warriors to the Centrium.



Email sports tips to Byron Hackett

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Red Deer Rebels forward Dallon Melin tries to get by Medicine Hat Tigers defenceman Dylan McPherson last week when Red Deer hosted the Tigers. (File Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Red Deer Rebels forward Dallon Melin tries to get by Medicine Hat Tigers defenceman Dylan McPherson last week when Red Deer hosted the Tigers. (File Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Just Posted

Masks were made mandatory in any workplace setting across Alberta as the premier introduced sweeping measures to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. (Photo by Paul Cowley/ Advocate Staff)
Kenney declares state of public health emergency as COVID-19 cases rise

High schools shift to online learning, businesses face new restrictions

Lynne McConnell, a Red Deer single mom who runs a delivery company, is left without a car for her business after her vehicle was stolen twice in about 48 hours. Photo by Mamta Lulla/Advocate staff
Highway 11, from Sylvan Lake to Rocky Mountain House, is about to be twinned in a $120-million project announced Friday. Photo by PAUL COWLEY/Advocate staff
Town of Sylvan Lake likes Highway 11 twinning plans

Province plans to twin Highway 11 to Rocky Mountain House

Lynn Van Laar, chair of this year’s Christmas Wish Breakfast, said the event was planned outdoors to minimize the risk of COVID. Photo by Mamta Lulla/Advocate staff
Outdoor Christmas Wish Breakfast helps central Alberta families this holiday season

The coronavirus pandemic isn’t going to stop children from having a merry… Continue reading

QMJHL Roundup: Armada down Olympiques to extend win streak to seven games

QMJHL Roundup: Armada down Olympiques to extend win streak to seven games

Nashville SC ends Toronto FC’s season with stunning 1-0 extra time upset

Nashville SC ends Toronto FC’s season with stunning 1-0 extra time upset

Juve, Barça, Chelsea, Sevilla advance in Champions League

Juve, Barça, Chelsea, Sevilla advance in Champions League

Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) brings the ball up court against Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) during the first half of NBA basketball action in Toronto on January 28, 2020. The Raptors officially annoucned that VanVleet has agreed to a multi-year contract with the team. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Raptors guard Fred VanVleet says contract negotiations were “easy”

Raptors guard Fred VanVleet says contract negotiations were “easy”

FC Cincinnati head coach Alan Koch waves to the crowd before an MLS soccer match against the Portland Timbers in Cincinnati on March 17, 2019. Canadian Premier League team FC Edmonton has hired Koch as head coach and director of football operations.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, John Minchillo
FC Edmonton names Alan Koch coach of Canadian Premier League club

FC Edmonton names Alan Koch coach of Canadian Premier League club

Time running short for NHL to start next season Jan. 1

Time running short for NHL to start next season Jan. 1

Former Chicago Blackhawk Fred Sasakamoose, one of the first Indigenous pro hockey players, is honoured at the Edmonton Oilers and Chicago Blackhawks game in Edmonton on December 29, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Fred Sasakamoose, Indigenous NHL pioneer, dies at age 86 after presumed COVID-19 case

Fred Sasakamoose, Indigenous NHL pioneer, dies at age 86 after presumed COVID-19 case

Thanksgiving lessons jettison Pilgrim hats, welcome truth

Thanksgiving lessons jettison Pilgrim hats, welcome truth

Most Read