Saskatoon Blades (9-7-3-0) 21 Pts. AT Red Deer Rebels (15-7-0-0) 30 Pts.
The Rebels return home to the Enmax Centrium, following a 17 day hiatus for the annual Agri-Trade. The team went 3-2 on the East Division trip, scoring wins in Prince Albert (4-0), Brandon (4-0) and Moose Jaw (4-1). Between those games were 2 losses to Saskatoon (4-2) and Regina (8-5). The Rebels are now 7-6-0-0 on the road through 13 games.
Red Deer is currently 1st in the Central Division, 4 points ahead of the Lethbridge Hurricanes. Saskatoon is tied for 4th place in the East Divison with the Regina Pats. 2 points up on the Edmonton Oil Kings for the last Wild Card Playoff spot. Tonight's game will be just the second game in the last 13 days for the Blades.
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Tonight's game will be the 3rd tilt between the 2 clubs this season. Red Deer is 1-1-0-0 and has an identical record as Saskatoon. Each team won their home game. Red Deer has outscored Saskatoon 9-5 in the 2 prior games.
Red Deer Rebels
Rylan Toth Reg. Season: 11-5-0-0 2.70 GAA .908 sv% VS. Saskatoon: 0-0 11.08 GAA .667 sv%
Trevor Martin Reg. Season: 4-2-0-0 2.93 GAA .898 sv% VS. Saskatoon: 1-1 2.16 GAA .886 sv%
Brock Hamm Reg. Season: 6-2-2-0 3.37 GAA .894 sv% VS. Red Deer: 1-0 2.00 GAA .943 sv%
Nicm Amundrud Reg. Season: 3-4-1-0 4.23 GAA .873 sv% Vs. RD: 0-1 7.00 GAA .781 sv%
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For the Rebels, Wyatt Johnson leads the team in scoring against the Blades with 3 goals and 2 assists in the 2 games. Colton Bobyk leads Rebels defensemen with 2 goals and is a +4 against the Blades.
Ryan Graham and Cameron Hebig both have a goal and an assist against the Rebels, while Defenseman Brycen Martin added 2 assists in the 2 games.
This will be former Rebel Connor Gay's second trip back to the Centrium. The last time these teams met here, Connor was involved in an altercation with Rebels defenseman Haydn Fleury. Both players ended up with 2 game suspensions for their part in the fracas.
Keep an eye on Libor Hajek, he is currently riding a 5 game point streak. He has 5 assists during his hot streak. Also hot is Brycen Martin who has 1 goal and 7 assists in his last 4 games.
Tonight's game is at 7PM, it can be seen live at the Centrium or on WHL Live or it can be heard here in Red Deer on 106.7 the drive. You can also find it online at 1067thedrive.fm