Game Summary
Red Deer Rebels 2 - Moncton Flyers 1
 

FINNIGAN GETS WINNER AS REBELS OUTLAST FLYERS IN DEFENSIVE STRUGGLE

LEDUC, Alta. – Jonathan Finnigan scored the eventual game-winner with 3:17 to go as the Red Deer Rebels kept their undefeated record intact at the 2012 TELUS Cup with a 2-1 win over the Moncton Flyers on Tuesday afternoon.

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Finnigan’s shot was the Rebels’ 42nd of the game, but just the second to beat Moncton netminder Nathan Armstrong, who sparkled in his first appearance of the tournament, making 41 saves.

Brady Bakke scored the other goal for Red Deer (1-0-1), which had another shutdown game defensively – one day after allowing the Saskatoon Contacts just 14 shots on goal, the Rebels held the Flyers to 20, with more than half of those coming in the second period.

Red Deer goaltender Matthew Zentner, making his first start since Feb. 12, wasn’t overly busy but made the big saves when he had to as the Rebels nursed a one-goal lead for 31 of the final 35 minutes.

Zack Smith’s goal for the Flyers spoiled Zentner’s shutout bid with just one second remaining in the third period, but a second consecutive one-goal loss keeps Moncton (0-2) winless.

The Rebels will look to stay undefeated when they face the host Leduc Oil Kings in an all-Alberta battle on Wednesday night (7:30 p.m. MT), while the Flyers try again for their first win when they take on the unbeaten Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin in Wednesday’s curtain raiser (12:30 p.m. MT).

 

Game Information
Game Number 5 Round Preliminary
Arena Leduc Recreation Centre City, Country Leduc, Alta.
Month / Day / Year 04/24/2012 Time 04:00 PM MT
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Red Deer Rebels (PAC) 0 1 1 2
Moncton Flyers (ATL) 0 0 1 1

Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:
   None

Penalties:
   07:04 PAC 14 B.J. Duffin (Boarding)
   09:40 PAC 21 Quinn Brown (Slashing)
   11:02 ATL   (Too Many Men)
   11:35 ATL 19 Matt Bernier (Unsportsmanlike Cnd.)
   14:58 ATL 23 John Kelly (Hooking)

Second Period
Goals:
   06:01 PAC 19 Brady Bakke 

Penalties:
   02:23 PAC 6 Cole Berreth (Checking to the Head)
   02:57 ATL 4 Luc Eagle (Hooking)
   07:27 PAC 12 Brendan Dennis (Interference)
   07:58 PAC 6 Cole Berreth (Cross Checking)
   14:07 ATL 24 Zack Smith (Slashing)
   14:55 ATL 12 Stephen Johnson (Cross Checking)
   14:55 PAC 20 Scott Feser (Slashing)
   15:46 PAC 8 Nick Glackin (Slashing)
   20:00 ATL 3 Kyle Beckwith (Checking to the Head)

Third Period
Goals:
   16:43 PAC 4 Jonathan Finnigan (14 B.J. Duffin)
   19:59 ATL 24 Zack Smith (4 Luc Eagle, 23 John Kelly)

Penalties:
   01:05 PAC 8 Nick Glackin (Tripping)
   02:46 ATL 19 Matt Bernier (Checking to the Head)
   03:22 PAC 5 Stefan Danielson (Inter. on Goaltender)
   05:44 ATL 9 Jarrett Crossman (Roughing)
   08:36 ATL 6 Shane MacDonald (Boarding)
   13:30 ATL 29 Nathan Armstrong (Delay of Game)
   19:16 ATL 7 Alexandre Jacob (Cross Checking)
   19:54 PAC 20 Scott Feser (Checking to the Head)


Goaltenders
Red Deer Rebels
31 Matthew Zentner On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00
Moncton Flyers
29 Nathan Armstrong On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Red Deer Rebels 11 18 14 43
Moncton Flyers 2 11 7 20

Player of the Game
Red Deer Rebels 9 Joel Topping
Moncton Flyers 29 Nathan Armstrong
Officials
Referee Geoff Da Silva
Lines People Deion Foster, Justin Slimm
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