Luke Coleman nets the game-winner in his hometown

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Red Deer, AB – A third period tally by Red Deer native Luke Coleman stood as the game-winner for the Prince Albert Raiders in a 3-1 victory over the Red Deer Rebels on Sunday evening at the ENMAX Centrium.

In a physical affair featuring two of the top clubs in the Eastern Conference, the Raiders scored three unanswered goals, including two in the final five minutes of the third period. Rylan Parenteau got the nod between the pipes and kept Prince Albert in the game during the third period as Red Deer generated a number of great scoring chances.

Coleman set a new career-high with three points (1g-2a) to lead the Raiders. Brendan Guhle and Tim Vanstone also found the score sheet with goals for Prince Albert.

The Rebels’ lone marker of the game came at the 5:23 mark of the first period from Brandon Hagel.

Parenteau finished the night with 27 saves on 28 attempts, while Red Deer netminder Rylan Toth turned away 30 of 33 shots.

The Raiders outshot the Rebels 33-28. Prince Albert went 1-for-5 on the power play, while Red Deer was 0-for-3.

The Raiders collect their second-straight win and boost their record to 18-8-2-1 on the season. The Rebels fall for the second time in as many games and slip to 19-10-0-0.

The Raiders conclude their road trip on Tuesday, December 8 when they visit Rexall Place to face the Edmonton Oil Kings. Puck drop is 8:00 PM (CST). The team returns to the Art Hauser Centre on Saturday, December 12 when they host the Kamloops Blazers for Canadian Tire Teddy Bear Toss Night. 

Scott Harrigan
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