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League: Mac’s AAA Midget
Date: December 28, 2009
Teams: North Island Silvertips —2
At: Red Deer Rebels — 5
Synopsis: There was some really good back and forth play with each team playing well defensively, maybe too well. Through 10 minutes each team had registered only one shot on goal. The action soon picked up and the chances came. Clayton Petrie scored with 2:14 remaining in the period to give the Rebels the short lived lead. With 49 seconds left Beau Blanaru scored a power play marker to pull the Silvertips even at one.

The physical play of the Rebels began to catch up with the speed of the Silvertips early in the second. Silvertips goalie Kolding Larson made many big saves to keep his team in the game despite being victimized three times. The Rebels outshot the Silvertip 20-7 in the period.

The Silvertips came out strong in the third looking to close the two goal gap, but gave up the fifth goal to Clayton Petrie just three minutes in. The Silvertips continued to make a game of it throughout the third while Kolding Larson continued to make big saves keeping the score close. In the end the Rebels were just too much and pulled off the 5-2 victory.

Top Performers: North Island Silvertips :
1 Kolding Larson (G) — Kolding made a number of big-time saves, including two highlight real stops that stole sure goals in the second period. Kolding made himself look much bigger than his 5’8 frame is by playing very good angles. Kolding has very quick feet and reflexes, giving him the tools to scramble very well to get into position.
  Red Deer Rebels :
17 Clayton Petrie (F) — Clayton bookended the scoring in this contest, scoring inside of the first two minutes of the opening period and adding another inside of the first three minutes of the third. In between his goals Clayton used this size and physical play of his teammates, along with his speed and stick handling skills to helping spark the Rebels offense.