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Rebels at home for 3 this week! Rare visits by Spokane and Tri-City

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REBELS THIS WEEK

REBELS RECAP
The Rebels have kicked off a busy January that will see them play eight of their 11 games this month at home.

FRI. JAN. 5 – Jhett Larson netted his second career hat trick to lead the Rebels to a 5-3 win over the Medicine Hat Tigers at the Peavey Mart Centrium. Carson Birnie scored twice for the Rebels. Talon Brigley had two assists while Ollie Josephson had one to run his point streak to five games. Rhett Stoesser earned his 10th win of the season. Red Deer outshot Medicine Hat 34-24 and was 1-for-1 on the power play while the Tigers were 1-for-3.

TUE. JAN. 2 – Medicine Hat scored with seven seconds left in overtime for a 3-2 win over the Rebels at Co-op Place. Matthew Gard and Hunter Mayo (power play) scored for Red Deer. Ollie Josephson had an assist to run his point streak to four games. Chase Wutzke was credited with 27 saves. Red Deer was 1-for-3 on the power play while Medicine Hat was 2-for-3.

UPCOMING GAMES

A pair of U.S. Division teams visit the Peavey Mart Centrium this week for the first time in nearly four years. Wednesday night (January 10) the Spokane Chiefs are in town followed by the Tri-City Americans on Friday (January 12). Then on Saturday, January 13, the Edmonton Oil Kings are back in town. Tickets for all Rebels home games are available through Tickets Alberta. All games this week start at 7 p.m. MT and are broadcast exclusively on 106.7 REWIND Radio and CHL TV.

CHASE-ING EXCELLENCE

Rebels netminder Chase Wutzke has been named WHL Goaltender of the Month for December and the Rebels Mitchell and Jewel Player of the Month Award for December. Wutzke, 17, went 5-0-0-1 with a 1.66 goals-against average and .941 save percentage, helping the Rebels win seven of 12 games and push their way up the WHL’s Eastern Conference standings during the month of December. A product of Debden, Sask., Wutzke was named WHL and CHL Goaltender of the Week on Monday, December 11, and is the third Rebels puck stopper earn the honour this season, joining Rhett Stoesser and Kyle Kelsey (now with Tri-City).

COLORADO ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH

Rookie forward Jeramiah Roberts has been a solid addition to the Rebels lineup since returning from a 22-game absence due to a concussion. The Colorado Springs, Colorado native scored a highlight reel goal for his first WHL tally Dec. 27 versus Medicine Hat. He picked up his first career assist versus the Tigers on January 2. Roberts, selected 14th overall by the Rebels in round one of the 2022 U.S. Priority Draft, won the Rebels TELUS Scholastic Player of the Month Award for the month of December.

UCHACZ A TOP 10 HIT

In his third season with the club, Kai Uchacz is now one of the top ten leading goal scorers in Rebels franchise history.

Player                    GP        Goals      Seasons               

Arron Asham          266         131           1994-1998

Justin Mapletoft    281          115           1996-2001

B.J. Young               151          112           1994-1997

Brandon Hagel       259         103          2015-2019            

Ben King                  165           97           2019-2023

Greg Schmidt         194           94            1994-1997

Shawn McNeil        144           91            1997-1999

Jon Zukiwsky         301           87           1993-1998

Kai Uchacz          156          86         2021-2024

Craig Reichert         138          84           1992-1994

GERRY, GERRY, GERRY

Gerry Paquette was honoured prior to the January 5 Rebels game versus Medicine Hat for over 30 years of volunteering as on off-ice official. Gerry was presented with a custom Bulova watch courtesy of Mitchell and Jewell.

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First 1,500 Rebel fans to Friday’s game to receive Arron Asham bobblehead

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The all-time leading scorer in Red Deer Rebels history is being honoured with his very own bobblehead.

Arron Asham was unveiled Tuesday by presenting sponsor Carpet One as the latest Rebels bobblehead, which will be given to the first 1,500 fans through the doors at this Friday’s game (March 1) at the Peavey Mart Centrium between the Rebels and Swift Current Broncos.

Asham played 266 regular season games with the Rebels from 1994-98, compiling a franchise best 292 points. He sits first in team history with 131 goals and second in assists with 161. Asham also had 37 points in 31 playoff games with the Rebels.

The Portage La Prairie, MB, native was drafted 71st overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft and went on to play 789 NHL games over 15 seasons with Montreal, the New York Islanders, New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and New York Rangers.

Asham becomes the ninth Rebels legend to be honoured with a bobblehead, joining Colby Armstrong, Matt Dumba, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Dion Phaneuf, Brandon Sutter, Cam Ward, Cam Moon, and Woolly Bully.

Asham, along with several other Rebels Alumni, will be in attendance at Friday’s game. Fans will be able to meet and get an autograph from Asham during the second intermission. 

Tickets for Friday’s game (doors open 6 p.m. with puck drop at 7 p.m.) at the Peavey Mart Centrium are available now through Tickets Alberta.

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9 wins in a row! Rebels riding longest winning streak in the WHL this season!

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Photo courtesy 0f the Red Deer Rebels / Taylor Lachance

REBELS THIS WEEK

REBELS RECAP

The Rebels were once again perfect last week, going 2-0 to run their winning streak to 9 games – the longest in the WHL this season.

The club has also climbed into third place in the Eastern Conference, one point ahead of the Moose Jaw Warriors.

SAT. JAN. 27 – The Rebels held off a third period charge by the visiting Brandon Wheat Kings for a 5-3 win at the Peavey Mart Centrium. Kai Uchacz scored the game winner and added an empty net insurance tally to surpass 50 points on the season. Jhett Larson had a goal and an assist. Evan Smith and Carson Birnie also scored for the Rebels and Mats Lindgren had a pair of assists. Chase Wutzke made several key saves once again as he won his eighth-straight start.

FRI. JAN 26 – The Rebels exploded for six goals in the second period on their way to a 6-3 win over the visiting Edmonton Oil Kings at the Peavey Mart Centrium. Hunter Mayo scored twice and Matteo Fabrizi and Mats Lindgren once each as the Rebels got four of their six goals on the night from defencemen. Kalan Lind and Frantisek Formanek also scored for Red Deer. Kai Uchacz had three assists.

UPCOMING GAMES

The Rebels head east this week for a trip that will see the club play five games in seven days.

Jan. 31 at Prince Albert 6 p.m. MT

Feb. 2 at Brandon 6 p.m. MT

Feb. 3 at Moose Jaw 6 p.m. MT

Feb. 4 at Regina 3 p.m. MT

Feb. 6 at Swift Current 6 p.m. MT

(all games broadcast live on 106.7 REWIND Radio and CHL TV)

The next Rebels home game comes up on Friday, February 9th when they host the Moose Jaw Warriors.

Tickets for all Rebels home games are available at ticketsalberta.com.

80’S/NICKELODEON NIGHT

RE/MAX Presents: Nickelodeon Nights for Children’s Miracle Network is a charitable initiative driven by RE/MAX in partnership with Paramount Global, the parent company of global kids and family brand Nickelodeon. The 2022-23 edition saw nearly $160,000 raised in support of Children’s Hospital Foundations across Western Canada. The Rebels will be taking part when the host the Moose Jaw
Warriors on Friday, February 9th at 7 p.m. Stay tuned to Rebels social media in the days leading up to the game to see what Nickelodeon-themed special jerseys the club will be wearing that night.

SOCKEY DAY IN RED DEER

When the Rebels host the Lethbridge Hurricanes for a Family Day Matinee on Monday, February 19th at 2 p.m. it will once again be Sockey Day in Red Deer in support of United Way Central Alberta. Fans attending the game will receive a pair of socks, provided by generous community partners, or bring their own to toss on the ice during the game. These socks will be gathered by volunteers and distributed through various agencies to people in need throughout central Alberta. More details at caunitedway.ca.

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