By Sheldon Spackman
A good battle at the Olds Sportsplex on Tuesday night as the hometown Grizzlys played host to the AJHL’s Viterra South Division leading Brooks Bandits.
Brooks came out hard in the first period, peppering Grizzly’s goalie Ben Giesbrecht with 16 shots and one of them going in at the 7:21 mark of the opening frame to give the Bandits a 1-0 lead after twenty minutes.
Olds made it tougher in the second period with both teams registering 13 shots and the Grizzlys tying it up at one after Ryley Smith scored at the 2:03 mark of the second period.
That set up an exciting third period where Brooks out shot Olds 18-13, including scoring back to back goals to go up 3-1 with 11:15 left to play. The Grizzlys Ryley Smith then scored his second of the night with 1:57 left in the game to close the gap to make it 3-2 Bandits but time ran out and Brooks came out with a 3-2 win.
The loss drops the Grizzlys record to 7-10-2 with 16 points and 7th place in the South Division, while the Bandits improve to 13-3-3 with 29 points and still first in the South.
The Grizzlys next game is Friday, November 11th when they host the 14-6-1 Calgary Canucks who currently sit in second place in the South Division, tied with the Brooks Bandits who also have 29 points.
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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