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Smith scores, assists on winner to help the Rebels hold off Kootenay 2-1 @NHLdotcom

RED DEER, Alta. - Carter Smith opened the scoring and assisted on the game-winner as the Red Deer Rebels edged the Kootenay Ice 2-1 on Friday night in the Western Hockey League.

Willie Coetzee scored on a power play midway through the second period for Red Deer (19-30-1-7).

Drew Czerwonka had the only marker for the Ice (27-23-2-6), who fired 17 shots in the third period but couldn't beat Darcy Kuemper, who made 33 saves for the Rebels.

Kootenay netminder Todd Mathews stopped 15 shots.

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