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Mayor scores twice as Rebels beat Ice, end 13-game winless streak

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CRANBROOK, B.C. - Colten Mayor scored twice and the Red Deer Rebels ended a 13 game winless streak with a 4-2 win over the Kootenay Ice in Western Hockey League action Tuesday.

Turner Elson and Tyson Ness also scored for Red Deer, and Chad Robinson had three assists. Deven Dubyk made 31 saves to earn his first win in a Rebels uniform.

Joey Leach and Elgin Pearce replied for Kootenay. Nathan Lieuwen stopped 26 shots.

The Rebels (15-15-3) opened the scoring 5:06 into the game as Colten Mayor banked one in from behind the net that squeaked through the goalies legs.

The Ice (20-10-3) tied the game with less than a minute left in the first period as Leach's slap shot from the point beat Dubyk.

Kootenay went up 2-1 with a power-play goal 3:31 into the second period as Pearce fired a one-timer past Dubyk on a feed from Jesse Ismond.

Ismond extended his point streak to four games.

The Rebels tied the game 30 seconds later on a long slap shop from Elson.

The Rebels took a 3-2 lead at 14:17 of the second on a goal mouth scramble with Mayor getting his second of the game.

In the third period the Rebels added an insurance goal as Ness got a loose puck near the crease and beat Lieuwen, who misplayed the puck that came off the end boards.

The win ended the Rebels' franchise-record winless streak. They went 0-11-2 over that span.

Ice forward Max Reinhart and Rebels defenceman Mathew Dumba both played after being cut at Canada's selection camp earlier in the day.

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