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Parker Thompson On The Podium Again!


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After sweeping the last 2 races at the Toronto Indy, Parker Thompson takes second place in the first of two races at the Cooper Tires USF2000 Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio.

The Friday afternoon race was won by 20 year old Florida driver Oliver Askew.  Meanwhile Red Deer’s Parker Thompson who started in third, had to maneuver around outside front row starter Lucas Kohl on his way to grabbing second place.  This is Thompson’s fifth podium finish of the season and the 17th of his career in the Mazda Road To Indy Circuit.  Third place went to Rinus VeeKay who also managed to pass Kohl, who started second, but finished fourth.

Thompson’s podium finish means another 25 points for the driver of Canada’s Exclusive Auto Sports Team which sits third in the overall standings in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Powered by Mazda season standings.

Askew’s lead was seriously threatened when he came up on a halted Moisés de la Vara in Turn 5.  Askew slowed the field down as they came through the final turn to take the green flag.  Then he was able to pull away from Thompson as they hit the turn in point for Turn 1.  Askew’s start was reviewed by USF2000 Race Control, but was deemed legal.

They’ll do it all again tomorrow at Lexington, Ohio.  The second USF2000 qualifying session begins at 6 a.m. (8 a.m. Eastern) Saturday morning.  The final race of the weekend starts at about 10:10 a.m.. (Noon Eastern).

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After 15 years as a TV reporter with Global and CBC and as news director of RDTV in Red Deer, Duane set out on his own 2008 as a visual storyteller. During this period, he became fascinated with a burgeoning online world and how it could better serve local communities. This fascination led to Todayville, launched in 2016.

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End of an era for Red Deer Minor baseball Braves

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From Red Deer Minor Baseball Board of Directors

Following many discussions within the Red Deer community, the baseball community, our association members, as well as our board of directors we have made the decision to move forward with rebranding our teams, currently known as the Braves. For our association the Braves name symbolized warrior strength, bravery and resilience, all qualities we were proud to align with; and although the initial moniker of our teams was never intended to carry a derogatory or disrespectful connotation, for some, it has. The topic of our rebrand has been polarizing and arguments both for and against have been passionately presented. We have made the decision to move forward in the direction we feel is best for our association.

In alignment with the membership majority vote, the Red Deer Minor Baseball Board of Directors is excited to announce that we will now be known as the Red Deer Rangers.

The Red Deer Rangers will retain our current navy and crimson colors and will not adopt the colors or logo of the MLB, NHL, or any other Rangers franchise. We are looking forward to forging our own identity and embracing our own look.

As you can appreciate this is a complex initiative that will take time. We will remain the Braves for the 2024 season and aim to have our rebrand complete for the 2025 season.

All participants that submitted the Rangers name during our rebranding poll, will be entered into a draw to receive the first Red Deer Rangers jersey.

We hope you will join us in celebrating this positive endeavor as we create a new inclusive legacy for our association that all can be proud of.

RDMBA Board of Directors

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Red Deer Minor Hockey is proud to announce our new General Manager Lane Moore

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From Red Deer Minor Hockey 

The Red Deer Minor Hockey Board of Directors is pleased & honored to announce, after an extensive search, that Lane Moore has accepted the position of General Manager of Red Deer Minor Hockey.  Lane will start his new role early in the new year & is very excited about leading our organization into the future as we aim to provide a positive learning and maturing experience for all of our young athletes & coaches in a minor hockey setting.

Lane comes into the role of General Manager with an extensive resume, in both hockey and administration.  Lane has led the Bentley school as principal for the last 17 years & was an educator prior to that.  On the hockey side, Lane’s passion for coaching & engaging with young athletes, dates back to 2002.  His most recent involvement as a coach with Red Deer Minor Hockey saw Lane lead the U17AAA North Star Chiefs for 2 seasons (21-22, 22-23).  Prior to his work with Red Deer Minor Hockey Lane served as President of Rimbey Minor Hockey for several seasons.

One of Lane’s biggest strengths is his ability to create highly effective teams by building a common mission & vision & then executing on those through visionary leadership.  These attributes shone through during this General Manager search and we are thrilled for Lane to lead this organization now & into the future as we aim to be one of the premier Minor Hockey Associations in the province.

Lane, his wife Kathleen & their three children Easton, Cooper & Lexi call Red Deer home.  His son Cooper is the captain of Red Deer U18AAA Optimist Chiefs & his older son Easton is pursuing his hockey career and post-secondary studies in Massachusetts.  Please join us in congratulating Lane Moore as the new General Manager of the Red Deer Minor Hockey Commission, welcome Lane!

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