Red Deer, AB – When it looked like more than 60 minutes would be needed to decide a winner between the RDC Kings and MacEwan University Griffins, Zach Webb eliminated that possibility. The Griffins first-year forward tallied with less than two minutes remaining to help his squad down the Kings 4-2.
The MacEwan University Griffins opened the scoring. At 18:30 of the first period, Cam Gotaas beat Kings goaltender Nathan Alalouf.
In the middle frame, Kings captain Scott Ferguson scored back-to-back markers. At 4:55, the Bachelor of Business Administration student connected on the power play. Then ten minutes later, he beat Marc-Olivier Daigle, providing the home team a one goal edge.
It looked like the Kings would skate into the intermission with the lead, but MacEwan University evened the contest. Cameron Reagan found open cage with 24 seconds remaining.
Overtime looked a viable possibility, but with 1:54 left in the third MacEwan's Colin Schmidt and Jordan Taupert set up Zach Webb for the eventual game winner. Kings Head Coach Trevor Keeper pulled Alalouf for the extra attacker, but Kole Gable tacked on their fourth. The MacEwan University Griffins took the road game 4-2.
Scott Ferguson was recognized as the Collegiate Sports Medicine Kings Player-of-the-Game. Zach Webb received the award for the Griffins.
The Kings outshot the Griffins 32-17.
RDC went one-for-five on the power play. MacEwan University couldn't connect on four man advantages.
The second place RDC Kings (12-2-1-0) will compete against the MacEwan University Griffins (10-5-0-0) in Edmonton on Saturday, Jan. 11 at 6:00 pm.