REGINA, SK - Former Regina Pat Troy Ofukany had a goal and an assist to lead the Red Deer Rebels to a 4-3 win over his old team in the WHL Saturday night.
The win marks the third time in three match-ups the lowly Rebels (15-34-4-2) have beaten the conference leading Pats (33-17-3-2) this season.
Playing against his former team for the first time since being traded, Ofukany opened the scoring at 5:47 of the first when he knocked in a rebound during a power play. Assisting on the goal was Brandon Sutter and Brennan Wray.
Midway through the period Regina got the goal back when Victor Bartley ripped a wrist shot from the point that Red Deer goalie Morgan Clark never saw.
Regina then went ahead 3:58 into the second when defenceman Matt Delahey blasted a slapshot into the top corner for his third of the year. Assisting on the goal was Scott Doucet, an ex-Rebel also playing his first game against his old club.
At the 12:56 mark of the second another ex-Pat exacted some revenge when Juraj Valach tied the game at two with a weak shot from the point that fooled Regina goalie Jeff Bosch.
Five minutes later Bosch, who got the nod after regular Regina goalie Linden Rowat hurt his hand while fighting Saskatoon goalie Braden Holtby in a line brawl the night before, mishandled another soft Red Deer shoot-in and nearly shot the puck into his own net.
After gaining control of the puck Bosch made up for the miscue by moving it up to Matt Delahey who then dished it off to Jordan Eberle.
Two strides over the blueline, Eberle ripped a low wrist shot stick side on Clark to put Regina up 3-2. The goal was Eberle's 32nd of the year and the assist was Bosch's first in the WHL.
In the third period Red Deer answered back with two quick goals to go ahead 4-3.
The first came from captain Brandon Sutter at the 4:45 mark with his 19th of the year. Assisting on the goal was Ofukany with his second point of the night.
Two minutes later Landon Ferraro redirected a Mike Scarborough point shot for his 10th of the year and the eventual game winner.
Clark (7-18-0-2) made 16 saves for the win while Bosch (9-5-0-0) turned away 33 for the loss.