Benson, Milne lead Winnipeg Ice past Red Deer Rebels in 12-goal affair

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WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Ice overcame a late push by the Red Deer Rebels to hold on for a 7-5 victory in the Western Hockey League's only game Sunday.

The Ice won their third straight game and improved to 14-1-0 on the season – the league's best record.

Zachary Benson and Mikey Milne scored two goals apiece. Conor Geekie and Matthew Savoie each registered three assists.

Winnipeg led 4-1 after the first period and 6-1 midway through the second when the Rebels (9-6-1) began clawing away at the five-goal deficit.

Arshdeep Bains, Carter Anderson and Blake Stevenson scored unanswered goals for Red Deer before Carson Lambos sealed it with an empty-netter for the Ice.

Connor Ungar gave up four goals on 12 shots for the Rebels before being pulled after the first period. Chase Coward stopped 18-of-20 pucks in relief.

Gage Alexander made 20 saves in the win for Winnipeg.

The Ice were 2 for 4 on the power play while the Rebels went 3 for 8.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 7, 2021.

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