Honestly who expected a 9-1 Tiger Victory?
The Tigers take out a HUGE 9-1 Win against the rebels in their barn, and take a 1-0 Series Lead. It started with a shot by Boston Leier at center ice, which Beat Darcy Kuemper.
The rebels responded with an adrenaline rush, got into 5-3 penalty trouble and the Tigers made them pay twice on the power-play. The Rebels continued to get into penalty trouble and the Tigers kept finding ways to put the puck in the net. Darcy Kuemper was eventually pulled after the 5th goal, but returned for the third period where the Tigers only tested him 3 times.
I think the Tigers should almost treat this game like a loss. Expect the Rebels to play a much harder and more disciplined hockey game Saturday night.
The Rebels had a whole week off, and the week prior they swept an Edmonton Team. They weren't in playoff mode during their first game, and you can bet on Saturday they will be playing a desperate must win hockey game.
Just take the Tigers first round series as Evidence that 1 game is only 1 game. As Brandon took a 7-2 victory in their first game.
Tyler Bunz played in his first game back since game 1 against Brandon.
Game 2 Is Tomorrow Night in Red Deer!