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Rebels Beat Hitmen


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By Sheldon Spackman

Chalk up another two points for the Red Deer Rebels as they picked up their fourth straight win after beating the Calgary Hitmen 4-1 at the Enmax Centrium Friday night. The Hitmen were able to score first at the 1:18 mark of the first period but it was all Rebels after that.

Alexander Alexeyev put the Rebels on the board to tie it up at one a few minutes later at the 4:43 mark, then the eventual game winner came midway through the first with a goal from Michael Spacek who scored ten minutes and four seconds into the opening period to make it 2-1 Rebels after one.

The second period saw the Rebels Colton Bobyk net a power play goal at the 15:03 mark for some insurance for the home team, with Brandon Hagel scoring for the Rebs in the third period to make it a 4-1 final and sending the 4,809 people in attendance home happy.

The win gives the Rebels 14 points and a record of 6-3-3-1, good for second place in the WHL’s Central Division, 3 points behind the Division leading Medicine Hat Tigers.

The Rebels now host the 3-6-1 Prince Albert Raiders Saturday night for a 7 o’clock face-off. It’s also Sockey Night In Red Deer, so bring a brand new pair of socks to the game or purchase one at the rink to throw onto the ice in the second intermission. Those socks will be given to the United Way of Central Alberta who will in turn give them to those in our community who will need them this winter.

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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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