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Rebels Double Raiders In Prince Albert Friday And Face The Blades In Saskatoon Saturday


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By Sheldon Spackman

The Red Deer Rebels won the first of two games in Saskatchewan this weekend, doubling the Raiders 6-3 in Prince Albert Friday night.

The Rebels led 2-0 after twenty minutes thanks to goals from Evan Polei on the power play and the other from Michael Spacek.

In the second period, Prince Albert cut the lead to 2-1 when Simon Stransky scored on the power play a little over a minute into the period. Sean Montgomery then tied it up at 2-2 with a goal at the 4:05 mark. The Rebels then regained the lead when Cameron Hausinger scored at the 14:10 mark and Michael Spacek on the power play with his second of the night to make it 4-2 Red Deer. It later proved to be the game winner. However, Cavin Leth scored for the Raiders 25 seconds later to close out the second period with the Rebels leading 4-3.

Red Deer picked up two empty net goals from Evan Polei who earned his second of the night and Lane Zablocki in the last two minutes of the game to end it in a 6-3 final.

The win improves the Rebels record to 23-21-5-3 with 54 points and third place in the WHL’s Central Division. The Raiders drop to 13-36-3-2 with 31 points and sixth place or last in the East Division.

The Rebels next game is Saturday, February 4th in Saskatoon against the Blades. Saskatoon is 20-26-5-1 with 46 points and fifth place in the East Division. They’re currently on a four game losing streak.

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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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