CALGARY – The Red Deer Optimist Rebels went into their final game of the Mac’s Midget AAA Christmas Hockey Tournament with a slim chance to make the playoffs.
They left with no chance as they managed only a 2-2 tie with the previously winless Greater Vancouver Canadians Friday.
The Rebels finished with a 1-1-2 recrod and third in their pool.
Brady Bakke scored the tying goal at 13:08 of the third period. Rory Davidson scored the Rebels opening goal in the first period.
Matt Zentner finished with 19 saves for the Rebels, who had 41 shots on the Canadians’ Chris Tai.
Meanwhile, the Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs downed the Calgary Bruins 3-2 to to finish second in their pool at 3-1.
It wasn’t know at press time if they’ll grab the fourth playoff spot.
Presley Hoillman and Emily Lougheed gave the Chiefs a 2-0 lead. The Bruins made it 2-1 before Ashley Graf scored what proved to be the winning goal. All the goals came in the second period.
Jennifer West made 18 saves for Red Deer, who also had 20 shots on goal.