MOOSE JAW, Sask. - Matt Bellerive scored the winning goal with just 10 seconds remaining in the third period as the Red Deer Rebels edged the host Moose Jaw Warriors 2-1 on Friday in Western Hockey League action.
Tyson Ness also scored for the Rebels (19-11-2), who have won six games in a row, and Patrik Bartosak stopped 25-of-26 shots for the victory.
Justin Kirsch scored the lone goal for the Warriors (11-14-7), who have dropped back-to-back contests, while Daniel Wapple turned aside 32 shots in a losing cause.
Neither club could score on the power play as Red Deer went 0 for 4 and Moose Jaw 0 for 3.
We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.
— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
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