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Rebels Lose 6-4 In Victoria


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By Sheldon Spackman

Tough night for the Red Deer Rebels in the B.C. Capital on Tuesday night as they fell 6-4 to the Royals in Victoria, despite out shooting the home team 44-37.

The high scoring affair saw Victoria hit the board first at the 8:07 mark of the opening frame to go up 1-0 on the Rebels. However, Red Deer responded with back to back goals from Grayson Pawlenchuk and Dawson Martin to take a 2-1 lead heading into the first intermission.

The second period saw the Royal score twice to regain the lead at 3-2 heading into the second intermission. The third period though saw both teams light the lamp multiple times.

Victoria began the third period scoring flurry at the 10:06 mark with a goal from Dante Hannoun to go up 4-2 on Red Deer but the Rebels weren’t about to quit. Josh Mahura scored twice in quick succession including one power play goal to tie it up at 4-4 with 4:43 left to play in the third period, setting up a dramatic finish. However, the Royals Ryan Peckford scored what turned out to be the game winner with 2:21 left to play to take a 5-4 lead. Victoria’s Ethan Price then got an empty net insurance goal with 32 seconds left to make it a 6-4 final in fabour of the Royals.

A tough pill to swallow for Red Deer as they have now lost three in a row, with their record now at 8-6-1-1 with 18 points and still second place in the WHL’s Central Division. Victoria improves to 9-7-2 with 20 points and second place in the B.C. Division.

The Rebels play game three of their eight game road trip Wednesday night in Everett against the 11-2-2 Silvertips. They have 24 points and are first place in the U.S. 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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