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Rebels Lose To Hurricanes


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By Sheldon Spackman

A tough night for the Red Deer Rebels at the Enmax Centrium Wednesday night, as the Lethbridge Hurricanes handed them a 7-3 loss in front of their home town crowd of 4,025.

The Rebels struck first with a goal from Dawson Martin at the 7:53 mark of the first period to go up 1-0 on Lethbridge. However, less than three minutes later, the Hurricanes would tie it up at 1-1 thanks to a goal from Zane Franklin.

The second period saw Lethbridge go up 2-1 after a goal from Zak Zborosky at the 1:25 mark but Red Deer’s Austin Glover scored a couple of minutes later to tie it back up at 2 goals a piece. The Hurricanes would regain the lead though when Brennan Menell scored at 10:20 on the power play to go up 3-2 on Red Deer. However, Lethbridge would capitalize on the power play again before the period came to an end when Egor Babenko scored at 14:44 to give the visitors a 4-2 lead after forty minutes. It would later prove to be the game winning goal.

In the third period, Tyler Wong would give the Hurricanes a 5-2 lead and a little insurance when he scored at the 7:18 mark. A couple of minutes later, Brent Sutter would pull Lasse Petersen from the net to give him a break from a hard night’s work. Riley Lamb would finish off the rest of the game for Red Deer between the pipes. As for the rest of the scoring, Lethbridge would benefit from another power play when Calen Addison lit the lamp to put the Hurricanes up 6-2 with 2:26 left to play. However, a minute later, Red Deer’s Lane Zablocki scored to cut the Hurricanes lead to 6-3 with 1:25 left in the period. Lethbridge would score once more though when Jadon Joseph scored to make it a 7-3 final in favour of the Hurricanes.

The win now gives Lethbridge a 32-15-4-3 record with 71 points and second place in the WHL’s Central Division. Red Deer has now lsot back to back games and drops to 23-23-5-3 with 54 points and still third place in the Central Division.

The Rebels next game is Friday, February 10th when they host the Swift Current Broncos for a 7:00 pm face-off at the Centrium.

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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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