The Junior B Rebels struggled in their first regular season game of the year.
Fort Saskatchewan got behind the Calgary Shamrocks early on Sunday (April 30) at the Jubilee Recreation Centre (JRC) and ended up losing 19-6.
The Shamrocks— who were last year's southern division champions—came into the JRC firing on all cylinders, causing the Rebels to struggle with penalties and offensive execution.
The Rebels were also missing some key players due to hockey tryouts, but the absence wasn't something defensive coach Chris Redford wanted to blame for the loss.
"Our goalie let in a pile of goals, but it honestly wasn't his fault," said Redford.
Next, the Junior B Rebels will host the Saskatchewan Swat on Friday (May 5) at the JRC.