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9 wins in a row! Rebels riding longest winning streak in the WHL this season!

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REBELS THIS WEEK

REBELS RECAP

The Rebels were once again perfect last week, going 2-0 to run their winning streak to 9 games – the longest in the WHL this season.

The club has also climbed into third place in the Eastern Conference, one point ahead of the Moose Jaw Warriors.

SAT. JAN. 27 – The Rebels held off a third period charge by the visiting Brandon Wheat Kings for a 5-3 win at the Peavey Mart Centrium. Kai Uchacz scored the game winner and added an empty net insurance tally to surpass 50 points on the season. Jhett Larson had a goal and an assist. Evan Smith and Carson Birnie also scored for the Rebels and Mats Lindgren had a pair of assists. Chase Wutzke made several key saves once again as he won his eighth-straight start.

FRI. JAN 26 – The Rebels exploded for six goals in the second period on their way to a 6-3 win over the visiting Edmonton Oil Kings at the Peavey Mart Centrium. Hunter Mayo scored twice and Matteo Fabrizi and Mats Lindgren once each as the Rebels got four of their six goals on the night from defencemen. Kalan Lind and Frantisek Formanek also scored for Red Deer. Kai Uchacz had three assists.

UPCOMING GAMES

The Rebels head east this week for a trip that will see the club play five games in seven days.

Jan. 31 at Prince Albert 6 p.m. MT

Feb. 2 at Brandon 6 p.m. MT

Feb. 3 at Moose Jaw 6 p.m. MT

Feb. 4 at Regina 3 p.m. MT

Feb. 6 at Swift Current 6 p.m. MT

(all games broadcast live on 106.7 REWIND Radio and CHL TV)

The next Rebels home game comes up on Friday, February 9th when they host the Moose Jaw Warriors.

Tickets for all Rebels home games are available at ticketsalberta.com.

80’S/NICKELODEON NIGHT

RE/MAX Presents: Nickelodeon Nights for Children’s Miracle Network is a charitable initiative driven by RE/MAX in partnership with Paramount Global, the parent company of global kids and family brand Nickelodeon. The 2022-23 edition saw nearly $160,000 raised in support of Children’s Hospital Foundations across Western Canada. The Rebels will be taking part when the host the Moose Jaw
Warriors on Friday, February 9th at 7 p.m. Stay tuned to Rebels social media in the days leading up to the game to see what Nickelodeon-themed special jerseys the club will be wearing that night.

SOCKEY DAY IN RED DEER

When the Rebels host the Lethbridge Hurricanes for a Family Day Matinee on Monday, February 19th at 2 p.m. it will once again be Sockey Day in Red Deer in support of United Way Central Alberta. Fans attending the game will receive a pair of socks, provided by generous community partners, or bring their own to toss on the ice during the game. These socks will be gathered by volunteers and distributed through various agencies to people in need throughout central Alberta. More details at caunitedway.ca.

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First 1,500 Rebel fans to Friday’s game to receive Arron Asham bobblehead

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The all-time leading scorer in Red Deer Rebels history is being honoured with his very own bobblehead.

Arron Asham was unveiled Tuesday by presenting sponsor Carpet One as the latest Rebels bobblehead, which will be given to the first 1,500 fans through the doors at this Friday’s game (March 1) at the Peavey Mart Centrium between the Rebels and Swift Current Broncos.

Asham played 266 regular season games with the Rebels from 1994-98, compiling a franchise best 292 points. He sits first in team history with 131 goals and second in assists with 161. Asham also had 37 points in 31 playoff games with the Rebels.

The Portage La Prairie, MB, native was drafted 71st overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft and went on to play 789 NHL games over 15 seasons with Montreal, the New York Islanders, New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and New York Rangers.

Asham becomes the ninth Rebels legend to be honoured with a bobblehead, joining Colby Armstrong, Matt Dumba, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Dion Phaneuf, Brandon Sutter, Cam Ward, Cam Moon, and Woolly Bully.

Asham, along with several other Rebels Alumni, will be in attendance at Friday’s game. Fans will be able to meet and get an autograph from Asham during the second intermission. 

Tickets for Friday’s game (doors open 6 p.m. with puck drop at 7 p.m.) at the Peavey Mart Centrium are available now through Tickets Alberta.

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Rebels stopping the competition – One of the hottest teams in Canada!

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REBELS THIS WEEK

REBELS RECAP

The Rebels were a perfect 3-0 on the week while running their season-long winning streak to seven games (tied with Everett for the longest current streak in the WHL).

SAT. JAN. 20 – Ollie Josephson scored late in the third period for his second game winning goal in as many nights as the Rebels edged the visiting Prince Albert Raiders 2-1 at the Peavey Mart Centrium. Kalan Lind scored in period one to run his point streak to five games. Chase Wutke made 26 saves on the night, including 14 in the third period. Prince Albert outshot Red Deer 27-18 and was 1-for-3 on the power play while the Rebels were 0-for-4.

FRI. JAN. 19 – The Rebels grounded the high-flying Medicine Hat Tigers for a 3-1 road win at Co-op Place. Kalan Lind had a power play goal and an assist. Ollie Josephson and Kai Uchacz (empty net) also scored while Chase Wutzke made 30 saves for the win. Medicine Hat outshot Red Deer 31-24 on the night and both teams were 1-for-5 on the power play.

WED. JAN. 17 – Hunter Mayo’s first career hat trick helped lead the Rebels to a thrilling 5-4 win over the top-ranked Saskatoon Blades at the Peavey Mart Centrium. Talon Brigley and Frantisek Formanek also scored for Red Deer. Kai Uchacz and Kalan Lind each had two assists. Chase Wutzke made 31 saves, several of them in spectacular fashion. Saskatoon outshot Red Deer 35-27 and was 1-for-3 on the power play while the Rebels were 1-for-1.

UPCOMING GAMES

Two more home games for the Rebels this weekend at the Peavey Mart Centrium. Both games start at 7 p.m.

FRI. JAN. 26 – The Edmonton Oil Kings are in town for the second time this month. The Rebels defeated Edmonton 4-1 at the Peavey Mart Centrium on January 13.

SAT. JAN. 27 – The Brandon Wheat Kings visit for Country and Western Night. It’s also the latest edition of the ever-popular Beer Special night ($10 for two domestic cans).

Tickets for all Rebels home games are available at ticketsalberta.com.

WUTZKE WINS AGAIN… AGAIN!

For the second-straight time and the third time this season, Rebels netminder Chase Wutzke has been named WHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending January 21. The 2024 NHL Draft-eligible puckstopper went 3-0-0-0 for the second consecutive week, posting a 2.00 goals-against average and .292 save percentage. He was the first star of the game in wins Friday at Medicine Hat and Saturday at home versus Prince Albert. The 6-foot-2 netminder was selected by Red Deer in the second round, 40th overall in the 2021 WHL Prospects Draft. NHL Central Scouting has ranked Wutzke 13th among North American goalies in its midterm draft rankings.

THE GOAL HUNTER

Hunter Mayo netted his first WHL hat trick January 17 vs. Saskatoon. It’s the first hat trick by a Rebels defenceman since Dion Phaneuf – January 26, 2003, vs. Medicine Hat.

ON THE RADAR

Four Red Deer Rebels are included in the NHL Central Scouting Bureau mid-season rankings for the 2024 NHL Draft.

North American Skaters                                   North American Goaltenders

Ollie Josephson – 43rd                                              Chase Wutzke – 13th

Samuel Drancak – 221st                                            Rhett Stoesser – 28th

Josephson will play at the 2024 Kubota CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game on Wednesday, January 24 in Moncton, New Brunswick.

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