Ice slide against Rebels with 6-4 loss

Kootenay gives up four goals in second period as Rebels power their way to the win.

The Rebels scored four goals in the second period and powered their way to a 6-4 victory against the Kootenay Ice on Tuesday night in Red Deer.

Tyson Ness led the way, scoring a pair of goals, while Cody Thiel, Brooks Maxewll, Mathew Dumba and Matt Bellerive added offence for Red Deer.

Kootenay got scoring from Jaedon Descheneau, who earned two goals, while Joey Leach and Levi Cable also found the back of the net.

Mackenzie Skapski got the start, but was pulled after the second period, allowing five goals in 30 shots. Hoflin, who hasn’t seen game action since the end of January, played out the final frame and surrendered a goal in 13 shots.

Rebels goaltender Patrik Bartosak turned away 30 pucks for Red Deer.

“We came in a day early and we weren’t mentally prepared to play,” said Ice head coach Ryan McGill. “Obviously, that falls on the coach and we got to be better in every situation.”

Bellerive struck first in the opening period, after collecting a rebound off a blocked shot from teammate Devan Fafard. Descheneau tied up the game 23 seconds later, hitting the twine on a feed from Sam Reinhart.

It was a shootout in the second period, as both teams combined for six goals—Red Deer with four, while the Ice notched a pair.

“There were some coverage issues that we weren’t mentally prepared as individuals to make the proper reads and do the right things according to how we’ve been playing all year,” said McGill, on the second period struggles. “This time of year, that can’t happen.”

Rhyse Dieno had a breakaway and attempted a wraparound, but lost the handle, however, Maxwell followed the play and was able to poke the puck in.

The two teams traded goals after that.

Levi Cable answered back a few minutes later to tie up the game, but Tyson Ness pulled Red Deer ahead with the man advantage.

Leach got his sixth goal of the year to bring the contest back to an even 3-3 score on an Ice powerplay, but that didn’t last.

Dumba got the go-ahead goal less than a minute later, while Ness got his second of the night off a deflection to make it a two-goal lead for Red Deer to close out the middle frame.

Cody Thiel put a slap shot for the only goal that went by Hoflin, while Descheneau scored late in the game off a wraparound play with the man advantage.

Red Deer capitalized once in four powerplay opportunities, while Kootenay got a pair of goals with the man-advantage.

Kootenay is looking for nine points as their magic number to clinch a playoff spot. The Ice need to collect nine points, or the Lethbridge Hurricanes need to lose enough games that would add up to nine points.

“These last seven games, I think we have to be fine tuning our game right now, we can’t afford to not be bringing our game each and every night,” said McGill.

Just Posted

Prince Charles Secondary School
School District 8 votes in favour of name change for Secondary School in Creston

In an act of reconciliation, a new name will be chosen for Prince Charles Secondary School

Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison. Photo courtesy Conservative Party of Canada.
MP Morrison appointed to parliamentary national security committee

Kootenay-Columbia parliamentarian one of five candidates appointed to national security committee

Repaving of Victoria Ave (3rd St. S. to 11th St. S.) began on Monday, June 12. Drivers are asked to please avoid the area for the remainder of the day, if possible. Please watch for and obey directions from flaggers and signage, as the detours will be moving regularly. Photo courtesy City of Cranbrook.
Road construction, repaving programs well underway

Local road construction and repaving work continue apace, as summer programs get… Continue reading

Vendors and customers at one of the Cranbrook markets in 2020. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
Cranbrook Farmers Market updates operating hours for the summer

Markets will continue to run from 10a.m. to 1p.m. until October 30th

City council passed first reading of a text amendment to a downtown zoning bylaw that would permit the land use for a craft brewery. Photo courtesy City of Cranbrook.
Downtown zoning amendment allowing craft brewery passes first reading

An application is moving forward that will tweak a downtown zoning bylaw… Continue reading

Maxwell Johnson is seen in Bella Bella, B.C., in an undated photo. The Indigenous man from British Columbia has filed complaints with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal and the Canadian Human Rights Commission after he and his granddaughter were handcuffed when they tried to open a bank account. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Heiltsuk Nation, Damien Gillis, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
VIDEO: Chiefs join human rights case of Indigenous man handcuffed by police in B.C. bank

Maxwell Johnson said he wants change, not just words, from Vancouver police

Tk’emlups te Secwepemc Chief Rosanne Casimir stands outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School after speaking to reporters, in Kamloops, B.C., on Friday, June 4, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Kamloops chief says more unmarked graves will be found across Canada

Chief Rosanne Casimir told a virtual news conference the nation expects to release a report at the end of June

A woman wears a vaccinated sticker after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic run by Vancouver Coastal Health, in Richmond, B.C., Saturday, April 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
B.C. ranks among highest in world in COVID-19 first-dose shots: health officials

More than 76% of eligible people have received their 1st shot

A screenshot of the First Peoples Cultural Councils First Peoples’ Map. (First Peoples Cultural Council)
Online resource blends B.C.-Alberta’s Indigenous languages, art and culture

Advisor says initiative supports the urgent need to preserve Indigenous languages

An artists conception of the new terminal building at the Pitt Meadows Regional Airport.
Air travel taking off in B.C., but lack of traffic controllers a sky-high concern

There will be demand for more air traffic controllers: Miller

Canadian Armed Forces experts are on their way to North Vancouver after a local homeowner expressed worry about a military artifact he recently purchased. (Twitter DNV Fire and Rescue)
Military called in to deal with antique ‘shell’ at North Vancouver home

‘The person somehow purchased a bombshell innocently believing it was an out-of-commission military artifact’

Amy Kobelt and Tony Cruz have set their wedding date for February, hoping that more COVID-19 restrictions will have lifted. (The Macleans)
B.C. couples ‘gambling’ on whether COVID rules will let them dance at their wedding

Amy Kobelt and Tony Cruz pushed back their wedding in hopes of being able to celebrate it without the constraints of COVID-19

A plane is silhouetted as it takes off from Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., May 13, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Report calls for airlines to refund passengers for flights halted due to COVID-19

Conclusion: federal help should be on the condition airlines immediately refund Canadian travellers

Most Read