Red Deer Rebel Byron Froese and Edmonton Oil King Adrian Van de Mosselaer brace for impact during the Rebels home opener Saturday night. The Rebels won 8-1.

Rebels win home opener

It’s too bad the Red Deer Rebels can’t play the Edmonton Oil Kings everyday.

One day after dumping the Oil Kings 4-1 in their season opener at Rexall Place, the Rebels dominated in the back half of the home and home set, thumping Edmonton 8-1.

Andrej Kudrna, who opened the scoring just 38 seconds into the game, led the charge for Red Deer, scoring two goals and adding two assists, while Byron Froese, who was acquired from Everett earlier this year for Landon Ferraro, picked up a goal and two assists.

Darcy Kuemper, who arrived back in Red Deer on Thursday from Minnesota Wild training camp, got the start for a second straight night, and kicked away 21 of the 22 shots he faced.

Turner Elson and John Persson each tallied one goal and one assist, while rookie Chad Robinson picked up a pair of assists.

With the win, the Rebels improve to 2-0 and they’ll stay at home for the next little bit as they welcome the Kootenay Ice to the Enmax Centrium on Wednesday.

After that, the Rebels will hit the road for the first half of a Friday/Saturday home and home set with Medicine Hat.

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