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Rebels Beat Blades 4-3 In OT


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By Sheldon Spackman

It took a little more than 60 minutes but the Red Deer Rebels eventually earned a victory over the Saskatoon Blades at the Enmax Centrium on Wednesday night. The Rebels beat the Blades 4-3 in overtime after it previously appeared as though they might go down to defeat early in the third period.

However, it was the Rebels Adam Musil who opened the scoring on the power play at the 14:27 mark of the opening frame to put the home team up 1-0. Saskatoon replied rather quickly though as less than a minute later, the Blades Wyatt Sloboshan scored to tie it up at 1-1 after twenty minutes of play.

The second period saw Saskatoon strike first with a goal from Jackson Caller at the 10:05 mark to put the Blades up 2-1 at the midway point of the game. That’s the way it would stay heading into the second intermission as well.

In the third period, the Blades Gage Ramsay scored on the power play at the 5:40 mark to put Saskatoon up 3-1 and inject a little concern into the Rebels crowd that this one might slip away on them. However, the Rebels had other plans as Evan Polei scored just 17 seconds later to make it a 3-2 game with still plenty of time to tie it up. That’s just what they did when Austin Pratt scored 3:42 later to make it a 3-3 draw after regulation time.

Red Deer’s game winner came 3:41 into extra time when Adam Musil got his second of the night to seal the comeback victory for the Rebels. That win improves their record to 13-11-2-2 with 30 points and second place in the WHL’s Central Division. Saskatoon drops to 10-16-2-0 with 22 points and fifth place in the East Division.

The Rebels next game is Friday, December 2nd in Lethbridge against the 12-11-1-2 Hurricanes who have 27 points and are third place in the Central Division.

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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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