The Assiniboia Senior Rebels are the 2018-2019 Notekeu League Champions, following a pair of weekend victories over their arch rivals, the Coronach Merchants, earning the 4-0 sweep.
On Friday at the Assiniboia Civic Centre, the Senior Rebels were led by rookie of the year, Braydon Delorme, with one goal and four assists. Rebel Carson Cayer notched two goals and added four assists. The Merchants held a 2-1 lead in the first period, but Rebels soon outscored their opponents 6-1 in the second on tallies by Whelan, Eger, C. Cayer, Sinclair, Holick and Hall to take a 7-3 lead into the third.
Hall, C. Cayer, and Evans added markers in the last frame and Bushy held the Merchants to a single, salting away game three with a score of 10-4, a solid all-round team effort, giving the Rebels a huge 3-0 series lead over Coronach.
Back in Coronach for game four on Saturday night, the match became a much closer affair. Teams were tied at 0-0 after the first period, before Zach Evans blasted a marker homewards halfway through the second on a pretty two-on-one move from Holick, opening a 1-0 advantage as the game headed into the all important third period. Scoring leader Braydon Delorme ripped one into the twines for the Rebels at four minutes into the final frame with Bushy barring the door the rest of the way, giving the Senior Rebels a huge 2-0 victory. The Rebels also won the playoffs, taking the 2018-19 Notekeu League title for the 10th time in the last 12 years. Captain Al Sinclair accepted the league trophy and Bushy was selected as this year’s Playoff MVP, a very worth recipient, with some real clutch efforts, as he assisted with Rebels with their winning streak in the 2018-2019 season with some expert goaltending.
The Senior Rebels thank their many fans and supporting businesses for another successful year.
Captain Al Sinclair has announced his retirement. We thank Al for his many years of dedication to the Rebels. Time now for the wounds to heal, along with some rest and relaxation to set in. Until next season, have a fantastic summer.