Saturday, March 7, 2015

Red Deer 2 Kootenay 1 SO

From Chris Wahl ...
Two shootout goals lifted the Red Deer Rebels to a 2-1 victory over the Kootenay ICE Friday at Western Financial Place.

Kootenay forced overtime with a late third-period marker from Levi Cable, but the Rebels' Riley Sheen scored the shootout decider to grant Red Deer the extra point.

The visitors opened the scoring 4:19 into the game thanks to Brooks Maxwell, who recorded his 21st goal of the season after a setup from blueliner Brett Cote.

The ICE outshot the Rebels 17-9 in the opening frame, but would have to wait until the 15:57 mark of the third period to equalize when after killing a penalty, Cable put home his 27th goal of the campaign.

Four on four overtime solved nothing, and Kootenay went ahead in the shootout through Jaedon Descheneau.

Red Deer however replied with a pair of shootout tallies from Johnson and Sheen, who beat Kootenay goaltender Hoflin after faking a slapshot from close range.

Rebels netminder Rylan Toth made 30 saves to record the win, while Hoflin stopped 21 shots.

The shootout was the fourth in five games for the ICE.

UP NEXT: the ICE travel to Medicine Hat for a matchup with the Tigers Saturday. Game time is 7:30 pm.