The Red Deer Rebels have now earned points in four straight games after grinding out a 4-3 overtime road win over the Prince Albert Raiders Tuesday.
Riley Lamb got the call in goal for the Rebels and was sharp early, keeping the game goalless through 20 minutes despite Prince Albert outshooting the Rebels by an 11-5 margin.
Justin Nachbaur opened the scoring for the Raiders 9:38 into the second period with a spinning wrist shot from the slot.
Less than a minute later, Mason McCarty tied the game 1-1 for Red Deer thanks in large part to a hard working set up by Brandon Hagel. The goal was McCarty’s 26th tally of the year.
After Curtis Miske put home a rebound to put Prince Albert up 2-1, Alex Morozoff replied for the Rebels with his second goal of the season on a nice shot from his off-wing. The four goals between the two teams came with a span of 4:10.
Red Deer thought they’d taken a 3-2 lead but had their go ahead goal called off as it was ruled McCarty interfered with Raiders goalie Ian Scott on the play.
The Raiders pulled ahead 3-2 early in the third period on a goal from rookie Eric Pearce.
A turnover by Scott on an attempted pass to his defenceman landed right on the stick of Kristian Reichel, who in turn fired the puck into the empty net for his 18th goal and a 3-3 score, setting the stage for overtime.
In the extra frame, Reichel snapped home is second goal of the game and 18th tally of the season at the 2:37 mark to give the Rebels their third win in four games.
Final shots on goal finished 28-23 in favour of Prince Albert. The Raiders were 0/3 on the power play while the Rebels went 0/1.
The Rebels continue their eastern road trip Wednesday night when they visit the Saskatoon Blades (6 p.m. on 106.7 The Drive).
Game highlights courtesy of the Western Hockey League, Prince Albert Raiders
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