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Big Win For Rebels Over Prince George


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By Sheldon Spackman

A big 4-1 win for the Red Deer Rebels over the Prince George Cougars at the Enmax Centrium Tuesday night. With Prince George being one of the top teams in the Western Hockey League this year, the win is a good confidence builder for the Rebels.

It was the first period though that set the tone of the game for Red Deer. The Rebels out shot the Cougars 15-8 in the opening frame and scored three goals to lead 3-0 after twenty minutes. Red Deer’s goals came from Adam Musil on the power play, Evan Polei who scored the eventual game-winner and Austin Pratt to provide a little insurance on the lead.

Newcomer Lane Zablocki acquired from the Regina Pats on Tuesday, scored Red Deer’s only goal of the second period that gave the team a 4-0 lead after two periods.

Prince George scored the only goal of the third period to make it a 4-1 final in favour of the Rebels.

The win improves Red Deer’s record to 19-17-4-2 with 44 points and third place in the WHL’s Central Division. Prince George drops to 28-12-2-0 with 58 points and still first place in the B.C. Division.

The Rebels now head-off on a four-game road trip which starts Friday, January 13th in Prince Albert. The Raiders are 8-31-1-2 with 19 points and sixth place or last in the East Division.

It’s a 7:00 pm face-off.

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Today: Come meet Red Deer’s Silver Medalist Rebecca Smith

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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

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Access to Dawe Centre pool and community centre affected by expansion project – Details

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Limited access to G.H. Dawe Community Centre this summer due to construction

Due to construction, access to the G.H. Dawe Community Centre will be limited this summer, with a full closure planned for August.

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

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