Rattlers close season with a loss to Red Deer

Rattlers close season with a loss to Red Deer

On a beautiful day in Medicine Hat, The Red Deer Queens scored early and often handing the shorthanded, hometown Rattlers a 9-1 defeat in the Rattlers last game of the year. Victoria Dalziel opened the scoring in third minute putting Medicine Hat up 1-0.  Hayley Nassichuk-Dean scored the first of her 5 goals just two minutes later to tie the game.  Less then a minute later NAssichuk-Dean potted her second and Red Deer never looked back.  The score at halftime was Red Deer 5 - Medicine Hat 1.  The second continued with Red Deer firing on all cylinders and the scored four more times to end the game with a 9-1 victory.  Kassidy Suberlak was peppered with 26 shots on goal and made several outstanding saves or the score could have been worse.  The player of the game for the Queens was #16 Hayley Nassichuk-Dean who scored 5 goals.  The player of the game for the Rattlers was #8 Ardita Zejnullahu.