Cranbrook, BC – Red Deer Rebels Deven Dubyk made 23 saves in a 2-0 win over the Kootenay ICE in WHL action on Friday night.
The Rebels (25-24-1-4) opened the scoring in the first period on a powerplay faceoff win in the ICE zone and Alex Petrovic’s point shot defelected off on ICE player into the net.
In the 8 meetings between the clubs the Rebels scored the 1st goal of the game 6 times.
In the second period the Rebels made it 2-0 on a 2-on-1 break with a Tyson Ness fed to Brooks Maxwell for a redirection goal.
Midway through the third period Rebels’ defenseman Alex Petrovic left the game with an injury and didn’t return.
It’s the second time the ICE (29-17-3-4) have been shutout this season.
This was the 8th and final meeting of the season between the clubs.
The ICE will host Saskatoon on Saturday.
ICE Scratches – Spencer Wand, Levi Cable.
Luke Paulsen returned after missing 17 games.
Red Deer was 2 skaters short of a complete line-up.
Red Deer 25-24-1-4 Kootenay 29-17-3-4
1, Red Deer, Petrovic 8 (Inglis), 4:15 (PP).
Penalties-Czerwonka Ktn (kneeing), 2:31; Hamilton R.d (inter. on goaltender), 4:11; Ismond Ktn (roughing), 4:11; Thiel R.d (high sticking), 8:09.
2, Red Deer, Maxwell 3 (Ness, Dumba), 12:53.
Penalties-Montgomery Ktn (tripping), 5:00; Inglis R.d (cross checking), 17:47.
Penalties-Burr R.d (kneeing), 4:36; Reinhart Ktn (slashing), 7:09.
Shots on Goal-Red Deer 7-10-4-21. Kootenay 7-9-7-23.
Power Play Opportunities-Red Deer 1 / 3; Kootenay 0 / 3.
Goalies-Red Deer, Dubyk 13-10-1-1 (23 shots-23 saves). Kootenay, Skapski 7-5-0-2 (21 shots-19 saves).
Referees-Tyler Adair (58), Chris Crich (80).
Linesmen-Steve Cochrane (125), Sean Donnelly (109).
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