Rebel Game Report
Ottawa Rebel 12, New Jersey Storm 8
Ottawa Record: 3-3
New Jersey Record: 2-4
Ottawa Scoring: Kevin Howard 3 goals 2 assists; Mat Giles 2 goals 2 assists; Kevin Dostie 2 goals 1 assist; Eric Pacey 2 goals; Jason Clark 1 goal 4 assists; Chris Konopliff 1 goal 2 assists; Marc Landriault 1 goal; Scott Self 2 assists; Bruce Codd 1 assist; Matt Disher 1 assist; Steve Fannell 1 assist; Kyle Laverty 1 assist.
New Jersey Scoring: Scott Stewart 2 goals 1assist; Neal Powless 2 goals; Cam Bomberry 2 goals; Roy Colsey 1 goal 4 assists; Michael Ladouceur 1 goal; Mike Benedict 2 assists; Cory Leigh 2 assists; Dan Leidl 1 assist; Gordon Purdie 1 assist; Chris Sanderson 1 assist.
Ottawa Player of the Game: Goalie Matt Disher faced 56 shots on goal by New Jersey and made a number of key saves to preverse the victory, including a save on a penalty shot against former Rebel sniper Mike Benedict in the second quarter.
Synopsis (by Bill Cooney, Rebel Communications): Kevin Howard's three goals and the goaltending of player of the game Matt Disher proved to be too much for the visiting New Jersey Storm, as they fell to the Ottawa Rebel 12-8 at the Ottawa Civic Centre. Disher was stellar in between the pipes, stopping 48 shots, including former Rebel captain Mike Benedict's penalty shot in the second quarter. Rebel defender Eric Pacey's goal at 1:28 of the fourth quarter stood up as the game winner. The Rebel special teams were in high gear, going 4-for-7 on the power play, while Marc Landriault added a short-handed goal.
Fast Facts: The Rebel earned its second home victory of the season, a franchise record ... Orleans resident Kevin Dostie scored for the fifth consecutive game and has four multi-goal games in his last five contests ... Kevin Howard has at least one goal and one assist in each of the team's six games ... Chris Konopliff made his Rebel début (for this season) after being acquired in a trade with Buffalo in January. Konopliff spent the last two seasons in Ottawa but became Buffalo property during an off-season trade.
Next Rebel Game: Friday, February 7 @ Toronto Rock (7:30 p.m.), Air Canada Centre. Note: Ottawa is 0-5 against Toronto in franchise history (0-1 this season).
Next Rebel Home Game: Saturday, February 15 vs. Philadelphia Wings (3:30 p.m.), Civic Centre (Lansdowne Park).
Special Note: Check out the Renegades / Rebel interactive Fan Zone at Dow's Lake during 25th Anniversary Winterlude Festivities.
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