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Rebels Lose 7-2 To Tigers


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By Sheldon Spackman

It wasn’t the return home the Red Deer Rebels were hoping for on Friday night. A 7-2 loss to the Medicine Hat Tigers, the same team that started off the Rebels previous four game losing streak while they were about to begin their eight game road trip that they just came back from.

The Rebels troubles began early with a Tigers goal from Matt Bradley just 1:17 into the game to go up 1-0. However, the Rebels Adam Musil scored on the power play soon afterwards to tie it up at 1-1. Prior to the period coming to an end though, Medicine Hat’s John Dahlstrom scored a power play goal for the Tigers to give them a 2-1 lead heading into the break.

Period two saw the Rebels tie it up at 2-2 after Austin Strand put one behind Medicine Hat goalie Nick Schneider at the 3:41 mark. Less than a minute later though, the Tigers John Dahlstrom scored his second of the night and what eventually would turn out to be the game winner, to give Medicine Hat a 3-2 lead. The Tigers got their insurance goal from Clayton Kirichenko just before the period came to an end to give the visitors a 4-2 lead after forty minutes.

The third period was all Medicine Hat though, as the Tigers scored three unanswered goals from Matt Bradley, Tyler Preziuso and Kristians Rubins who scored on the power play respectively, to make it a 7-2 final. To give a little perspective on the game, the Tigers out shot the Rebels 54-20, making it a busy and rough night for Red Deer’s goalies. Lasse Petersen played almost 50 minutes for the Rebels before he was pulled in favour of Riley Lamb.

The loss drops the Rebels record to 10-10-2-1 with 23 points and still second place in the WHL’s Central Division. The Tigers build on their Central Division lead with a 15-5-1-0 record with 31 points. Red Deer’s next game is Tuesday, November 22nd at the Scotia Bank Saddledome in Calgary to play the 7-8-2-0 Hitmen who have 16 points and are fifth 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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