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Blades Double Rebels In Saskatoon


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By Sheldon Spackman

The Red Deer Rebels are headed back home from Saskatchewan after splitting a pair of road games there over the weekend. A 6-3 win over the Raiders in Prince Albert Friday night but a 4-2 loss to the Blades in Saskatoon Saturday night.

The first period of Saturday’s game was a rough one for the Rebels. They were out shot 13-6 and the Blades were up 3-0 after 10:22 of play. Saskatoon’s goals came from Braylon Shmyr on the power play and two from Jesse Shynkaruk, one of them also coming on the power play. That’s when Rebel’s goaltender Lasse Petersen was pulled and Riley Lamb came in. Austin Glover however would finally get the Rebels on the board at the 14:22 mark to make it 3-1 Blades after twenty minutes.

The tone of the game would change though towards the end of the first period and it continued into the second which was filled with numerous penalties from both teams. No one scored.

More rough stuff continued into the third period which saw Red Deer’s Cameron Hausinger booted from the game but Evan Polei scoring a short-handed goal to make it 3-2 Saskatoon midway through the third. The Blades however would add a little insurance to their lead when Gage Ramsay scored to make it 4-2 Saskatoon. It turned out to be the final score on this night and improves the Blades record to 21-26-5-1 with 48 points and fifth place in the WHL’s East Division.

The Rebels drop to 23-22-5-3 with 54 points and third place in the Central Division. They’re next game is Wednesday, February 8th when they host the Lethbridge Hurricanes for a 7:00 pm face-off at the Enmax Centrium.

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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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