Rebels Hang On To Edge Pats For 2-0 Series Lead

By Troy Gillard (Twitter: @Troy_Gillard)
April 11, 2016 - 2:24pm

Adam Musil scored the winning goal in the third period as the Red Deer Rebels edged the Regina Pats 4-3 at the Enmax Centrium Sunday night.

The Rebels now lead the best-of-seven second round WHL Playoffs series 2-0.

After Colton Bobyk and Nelson Nogier took penalties on the same play, the Pats capitalized on the ensuing 5 on 3 power play to open the scoring. Sam Steel scored his fifth goal of the playoffs, giving him a seven game point streak.

Red Deer replied with a power play goal of their own about ten minutes later as Josh Mahura fired home his first goal of the season. The Rebels and Pats ended the first period tied 1-1.

Michael Spacek gave the Rebels a 2-1 lead when he scored his first goal of the playoffs 5:16 into period two.

Regina's power play cashed in again about ten minutes later as Cole Sanford snuck one past Trevor Martin to tie the game 2-2.

Red Deer regained the lead with yet another power play marker as Adam Helewka fired home his seventh goal of the playoffs at 17:44.

With just two seconds left in the period, Adam Brooks found a rebound and found the back of the Rebels net for, yup, a power play goal to tie the game 3-3.

In the third, Adam Musil tipped in his second goal of the playoffs just as a Regina penalty was ending to put the Rebels ahead 4-3 with less than nine minutes remaining.

The Pats would push hard for the tying goal but Trevor Martin stood tall in net as the Rebels would hang on for the one goal victory and a two-game series lead.

Regina outshot the Rebels 38-32, going 3/6 on the power play while the Rebels were 2/4.

Game three of the series goes Tuesday night in Regina at 7 p.m. Cam Moon will have the broadcast on The Drive starting at 6:50.

Pats Dominate Third Period In Big Win Over Rebels

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