Friday, February 17, 2012
Eight Ain't Great
Desperation time is now for the Red Deer Rebels.
Entering their three games in three nights weekend in BC, the Rebels trail the Brandon Wheat Kings by eight points for the final playoff spot in the WHL Eastern Conference.
Forget the fact that the Rebs have three games at-hand on the Wheaties. It's Al Davis time for this hockey club... just win, baby.
But it sure as heck won't be easy. The Blazers enter tonight as the number-one team in the Western Conference (86 points, 7 up on Tri-City) and are the number-three ranked team in the entire CHL. That being said... the Rebels have beaten the Blazers twice this season (4-2 in Red Deer on Oct. 19 and 5-3 in Kamloops on Nov. 11) but needless to say the Rebels were a much less injury ravaged club in those games.
And what what would a Rebels blog entry be without yet another injury update. The good news... d-man Devan Fafard made his return to the Rebels lineup in Wednesday's 3-1 loss in Prince George. The bad news... forward John Persson did not play versus the Cougars. Thankfully, the Rebels leading scorer is expected to play tonight versus the Blazers.
Game time is 8pm. Cam Moon is on with the pre-game show on 106.7 The Drive starting at 7:50pm.
The Rebels visit Kelowna tomorrow and Vancouver on Saturday.