By Sheldon Spackman
It was another tough outing for the Red Deer Rebels in Kennewick, Washington Wednesday night. They lost their second game of this current five-game western road trip 8-4 to the Tri-City Americans. That’s six straight games now without a win for the Rebels.
The first period was the killer for Red Deer, allowing four goals against after twenty minutes of play and not scoring any themselves. The Americans goals were scored by Morgan Geekie, which resulted in a quick goalie change for Red Deer. Starter Lasse Petersen was out and Riley Lamb went in after just 1:17 of play. The other Americans goals in the first period came from Juuso Valimaki, a short-handed one from Brett Leason and Jordan Topping on the power play.
Just 2:23 into the second period, Brett Leason scored his second of the night for Tri-City, which would later prove to be the eventual game winner to put the home team up 5-0. The game also continued to be a snarly affair, which actually started in the first period with multiple fighting majors and game misconducts. Tri-City then went up 6-0 when Dylan Coghlan scored to make any Rebel’s comeback even more difficult. Red Deer didn’t give up though as they went on to score four unanswered goal of their own at that point. The first one coming from Brandon Hagel who scored on the power play at the 14:52 mark to get the Rebels on the board. Over three minutes later, Akash Bains followed that up with a goal of his own to make it 6-2 Tri-City after forty minutes.
In the third period, the Rebels pressed on with goals from Jared Freadrich on the power play and Matthew Campese to make it 6-4 Americans with just over 13 minutes left to play. However, it would not be enough as Parker Aucoin scored for Tri-City at 12:37 to put the home team up 7-4. Another Americans goal came with 2:06 left to play when Nolan Yaremko scored a short-handed effort to end the game in an 8-4 final in favour of Tri-City.
The Americans win improves their record to 33-23-3-0 with 69 points and third place in the WHL’s US Division. Red Deer drops to 23-26-6-3 with 55 points and third place in the Central Division.
The Rebels next game is Friday, February 17th in Portland against the Winter Hawks. It’s an 8:00 pm face-off MST.
Today: Come meet Red Deer’s Silver Medalist Rebecca Smith
Submitted by Tourism Red Deer
Come celebrate with us and congratulate Red Deer’s own Rebecca Smith.
Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Tourism Red Deer invite you to meet Red Deer’s Summer Olympic Silver Medalist Rebecca Smith!
Rebecca was a part of Team Canada’s 4 x 100-meter freestyle relay swim team at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. She’ll be here to meet, greet, and show off her hardware.
Where: Alberta Sports Hall of Fame, 102-4200 Highway 2, Red Deer
When: Wednesday, August 25, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Access to Dawe Centre pool and community centre affected by expansion project – Details
Limited access to G.H. Dawe Community Centre this summer due to construction
As announced yesterday, City recreation centres are opening fully to the public as of July 1. With construction underway at the G.H. Dawe Community Centre, only limited services and areas will be available.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Starting July 2, fitness and gym areas will open from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., daily. In July, summer day camps that normally operate from the Dawe will operate from other facilities.
- The pool will remain closed until September.
- To accommodate interior heating and ventilation construction, the facility will fully close from July 26 to August 31. Some registered preschool and summer camp programming may proceed, but no rental or general admission options will be available.
- On September 1, we anticipate the pool will be open, but some other amenities, like the gym, may not be available. More information will be provided as construction progresses.
- Playing surfaces in the arena will not be available until construction is complete, which is expected to be early 2023.
We are currently offering a discounted monthly Value Pass for $27 for adults ($24.50 for seniors; $21.90 for students; $19.30 for youth; $14.20 for children, and $60.50 for a family. It provides unlimited access to all facilities. As of August the Value Pass will only provide access to the Recreation Centre and Michener Aquatic Centre; however, access to the Dawe will be included in the Value pass until the pool, gym and fitness areas are open.
About the G.H. Dawe Community Centre Project
Work is underway now on the G.H. Dawe Community Centre Project and some exciting changes are in store. We expect to welcome visitors to the transformed space in early 2023. Here’s just some of what you can expect:
- Two NHL standard playing surfaces
- Expanded fitness areas, including a running track
- Outdoor spray park with washroom facilities
- Improved accessibility
- Additional north entrance + site access from 67 Street
- Additional parking
During construction, there will be some changes and impacts to existing amenities and programs, and we’ll do you best to share this information in advance. Thanks for your patience as we complete this work.
For more information about the project, please visit reddeer.ca/DaweProject.
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