CALGARY - A tie-breaker game between the Red Deer Rebels and the Prince Albert Raiders will be played in Red Deer on Tuesday to determine the final playoff position in the Western Hockey League's Eastern Conference.
The Raiders and Rebels finished the regular season in a tie for eighth place in the Eastern Conference with 75 points each.
The WHL used points between the clubs in head-to-head competition to determine the host site for the tie-breaker game. Red Deer won three of four games against Prince Albert this season by a margin of six points to three.
The winner of the tie-breaker game will meet the first place Edmonton Oil Kings in the first round of the WHL playoffs in Edmonton on Saturday.
Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.
— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
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