The Red Deer Rebels proved once again why they are second only to the Winnipeg ICE in the Eastern Conference of the WHL.
With a record of 29-8-1 they have shown an ability to either blow out other teams in lopsided matches, or be able to lock it down in close games.
This weekend, they did both.
Friday, January 13th, Red Deer Rebels 4 Edmonton Oil Kings 1
Friday night, the Rebels got revenge (for last season's second round of the playoffs) on the Edmonton Oil Kings by beating them 4-1 and completing a season sweep on their rivals.
Goalie Rhett Stoesser made 34 saves for the Rebels who were one-for-two on the power play and five-for-five on the penalty kill with a short handed goal.
It was another great crowd of 4,354 fans at The Peavey Mart Centrium.
Saturday, January 14th, Red Deer Rebels 2 Lethbridge Hurricanes 1
Rebels defenceman, Hunter Mayo scored his 14th goal of the season in overtime to lift Red Deer over the Lethbridge Hurricanes Saturday night in the windy city.
With no scoring in the first, Red Deer took the lead in the second period with a Kalan Lind goal 2:13 into the second period. The Hurricanes would answer about ten minues later, also in the second.
Once again Rebels Goalie Rhett Stoesser would keep his team in the game and was eventually named second star. With the win, Red Deer has more points than the Winnipeg ICE but have played five more games.
Next up for the Rebels, Prince George Friday, January 20th at The Peavey Mart Centrium.