By Annie Fowler | Tri-City Herald
The Red Deer Rebels passed on hometown boy Justin Feser in the 2007 Western Hockey League bantam draft.
After Saturday night, they might be regretting their decision.
Feser scored two goals in leading the Tri-City Americans to a 5-2 victory over the Rebels before an announced crowd of 4,505 at Toyota Center.
“I grew up watching them,” Feser said of the Rebels. “It was nice to play good against them. It would have been nice to have been drafted by them, but I really can’t complain. I was fortunate to come here and play. (General manager) Bob (Tory) and (former coach) Don (Nachbaur) gave me a chance to play my game. It’s been a nice fit.”
In the second of an eight-game homestand, the Americans (11-6-1-1, 24 points) ended a three-game losing streak to the Rebels (9-9-1-1, 20 points), who are two games into a five-game trip.