Rebels Down Top Team
The Kamloops Blazers lost an odd game at home 3-2 to the Red Deer Rebels. The Blazers looked good early and scored first as JC Lipon fed Colin Smith who one touched a pass to Tim Bozon who scored his 28th of the season for a 1-0 lead. The goal was scored seven seconds into a 4-on-3 power play. The Rebels tied the game as affiliate player Kevin Pochuk's shot fooled goaltender Cole Cheveldave to tie the game at 1-1. The Rebels outshot the Blazers 15-13 in the period.
The Rebels took the lead in the second period. Alex Petrovic blasted home a shot on a 5-on-3 power play to make it 2-1 for the Rebels. The Blazers took four straight penalties in the second period. The Blazers tied the game on their own power play. Brendan Ranford walked in and beat goaltender Bolton Pouliot on a low shot to make it 2-2 after two periods. The Rebels were outshooting the Blazers 31-23 after two periods.
The third period did not go the Blazers way. They had a ton of scoring chances but credit to goaltender Bolton Pouliot for shutting the door. The game looked like it was going to overtime, but Charles Inglis walked off the wall and fired a shot past Cheveldave to make it 3-2. The Blazers had a late power play and two glorious chances but Pouliot shut the door and the Rebels snuck out of the ISC with a 3-2 win. The Blazers were the better team in the third period and oushot the Rebels 16-3 in the third period.