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Rebels Edged By Broncos In Speedy Creek Shoot Out


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By Sheldon Spackman

A tough loss for the Red Deer Rebels in Swift Current on Sunday. After a hard fought 60 minutes and overtime frame, it was the hometown Broncos who eventually came out on top with a 5-4 shoot out victory.

Swift Current led 2-1 after twenty minutes, with the lone Rebels goal coming from Austin Glover. Glover scored Red Deer’s only goal of the second period as well, but it was the Broncos who had a 3-2 lead after two periods of play. Swift Current scored once and Red Deer twice more in the third period to make it a 4-4 tie after 60 minutes. Michael Spacek scored both of Red Deer’s goals in the final period.

With nothing settled in the overtime frame, it all came down to a shoot out. Swift Current’s Aleksi Heponiemi was the only one to score for either team, with each getting three shots a piece.

The Broncos win gives them a 25-13-3-5 record with 58 points and good for third place in the WHL’s East Division. The Rebels drop their second in a row and now have a 20-18-4-3 record with 47 points and remain in third place in the Central Division.

The Rebels final game of their four-game road trip takes place in Calgary on Wednesday, January 18th against the Hitmen. The Hitmen are 16-20-4-2 with 38 points and in fifth place in the Central Division.

It’s a 7:00 pm face-off.

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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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