|Date:||October 25, 2009|
|Teams:||Red Deer Rebels (Black) —2|
|At:||Calgary Bronks — 6|
The Calgary Bronks came out firing in this game right from the start and their offensive weapons were too much for the Red Deer Rebels on this day. The Bronks had four players who scored multiple points, led by Mark Logan who had a goal and two assists.
Max Polini stopped 20 of 22 shots keeping his unbeaten record (2-0-2) intact. At the other end of the ice Matt Zentner looked very good stopping 39 shots in the loss. Zentner did let in six goals but his defense gave him little to no support.
I expected more from Rebels defenceman Joel Topping, who led the AMBHL in scoring for defensemen with 20 points in eight games coming into this contest. Joel showed some sparks of offense but was not able to help the Rebels get the win.
Red Deer Rebels (Black)
1 Matt Zentner (G) — Matt was bombarded with 45 shots by the Calgary Bronks but looked very good all game especially in the third period. During a scramble in front of him in that period Matt made three big saves from point blank range, never giving up even though the game was already out of hand. Very good show of mental toughness.
9 Jamal Watson (F) — Jamal bounced back from a decent game to have a very good game. Jamal may have only had one assist but he played a very aggressive game. In the offensive zone Jamal is very calm under pressure when handling the puck while cycling down low. He also sees the ice very well using his better judgement when taking a shot or making a pass. I like that Jamal rarely let’s an offensive opportunity go. If there is no other option he’ll shoot from anywhere in the offensive zone.