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Fort Macleod Rebels find scoring touch in Stavely

Cole Nathe recorded his first shutout of the season Sunday as Fort Macleod Rebels beat Nanton Palominos 9-0 in a Central Alberta Tier 4 Pee Wee Hockey League game.
The game was played at Stavely Arena because the Nanton rink is shut down due to structural problems.
Nathe was unbeatable between the pipes, blocking everything Nanton threw his way and controlling the rebounds so the Palominos got few second chances.
Defencemen Turner Sharp, Kaleb Many Fingers, Bill Potts and Josh Plourde limited Nanton’s chances with a strong collective game on the blue line.
Up front, Fort Macleod finally broke out of its scoring slump as centers Justin Delver and Michael McTighe and wingers Jayce Small Legs, Hunter Curran, Trent Morning Bull, Ty Greer and Stanley Morning Bull came at the Nanton goal in wave after wave.
It took eight minutes for the Rebels to get on the board when Justin Delver and Ty Greer combined to set up Michael McTighe.
That lead stood until 4 1/2 minutes into the second period when Delver and Kaleb Many Fingers set up Hunter Curran for his first.
Just over two minutes later Michael McTighe broke free and undressed the Nanton goalie for a shorthanded goal to make it 3-0.
Just 29 seconds later Fort Macleod scored again. This time it was Justin Delver setting up Hunter Curran for another shortie.
Just over a minute later Fort Macleod pulled ahead 5-0 when Turner Sharp scored. Billy Potts and Ty Greer assisted.
With two minutes left in the period Hunter Curran and Justin Delver combined to set up Stanley Morning Bull to make it 6-0 heading into the dressing room.
The onslaught continued in the third period when 2 1/2 minutes in Michael McTighe set up Turner Sharp for his second of the game.
The fast-paced play continued and with just under four minutes remaining the Rebels scored their eighth goal of the game. Michael McTighe fed the puck to Turner Sharp at the blue line and his shot was redirected by Kaleb Many Fingers.
Then with 1:31 to play Hunter Curran stormed down the right wing, cut to the goal and buried the puck to make it 9-0.
Blackie 3 Rebels 1
The visiting Blackie Tigers clawed their way to a tough 3-1 win Nov. 28 in Fort Macleod.
The game was the first one following the tiering round, and just like the earlier meeting between these two teams, proved to be a battle.
Michael McTighe staked Fort Macleod to a 1-0 lead 6 1/2 minutes into the game when he took a pass from Ty Greer and unleashed a shot that slithered up and over Blackie goalie Matt Bateman.
Fort Macleod continued to press throughout the opening period but Bateman sealed the door shut and the Rebels took a 1-0 led into the dressing room.
Rebels goalie Cole Nathe was unbeatable through the first and most of the second period, and he got plenty of support from defencemen Keeley Cook, Billy Potts, Josh Plourde, Turner Sharp and Stanley Morning Bull.
Fort Macleod’s 1-0 lead stood up until mid-way through the second period when Austin Smith managed to get a shot past Cole Nathe.
The teams continued their fierce back-and-forth battle with Blackie finally sneaking another goal past Cole Nathe mid-way through the third period. This time it was Quinn Groeneveld setting up Chase Groeneveld.
Rebels forwards Justin Delver, Ty Greer, Trent Morning Bull, Gabe Boutland and Davin Vanee poured it on but could not get the equalizer.
Austin Smith scored his second with just over a minute left to give Blackie the 3-1 win.

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