Thursday, May 26, 2016

Rebels Will Play Huskies In Semifinal

The host Red Deer Rebels are off to the semifinal of the 2016 Memorial Cup.

Evan Polei scored at 3:50 of overtime to give the Rebels a 2-1 victory over the WHL champion Brandon Wheat Kings last night, earning the team a berth in Friday’s semifinal against the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies.

The Rebels were eliminated by the Wheat Kings in the WHL’s Eastern Conference final.

Red Deer finished the round robin portion of the tournament with a 2-1 record and an even goal differential. After losing the event’s opener to London, the Rebels went on to beat the Huskies and Wheat Kings.

Meanwhile, after a solid opening win over Brandon, Rouyn-Noranda lost to Red Deer and London, giving the team a 1-2 record. They’ve struggled to stay disciplined over the past two games – although the officiating has been… something.

London, 3-0 with an incredible +15 goal differential, has already advanced to Sunday’s championship game. Brandon has been eliminated.

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