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Rebels On Four Game Losing Skid


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By Sheldon Spackman

The Red Deer Rebels eight game road trip has been a tough one so far. Wednesday night in Everett, Washington, the Rebels lost 4-1 to the hometown Silvertips to extend their current losing streak to four games.

The Silvertips got off to a quick start in this one, scoring just 26 seconds into the game with a goal from Dominic Zwerger to make it 1-0 Everett. A minute and a half later, the Silvertips were on the board again with a goal from Patrick Bajkov to make it 2-0 for the home team. The Rebels were able to settle down after that and went into the first intermission down two goals.

However, the Silvertips Dominic Zwerger scored his second goal of the night at the 6:53 mark of the second period to put Everett up 3-0 and make it a tall order for Red Deer to come back. The Rebels did keep plugging away though and Michael Spacek managed to put one behind Silertip goalie Carter Hart to make it 3-1 Everett after two periods of play.

Just one goal in the third period though and it came on an Everett penalty shot 11 minutes and 11 seconds into the final frame. Eetu Tuulola got it past Rebels netminder Lasse Petersen to make it 4-1 Silvertips and a final score for the night.

The loss drops the Rebels record to 8-7-1-1 with 18 points but still second place in the WHL’s Central Division. Everett’s win improves their record to 12-2-2 with 26 points and first place in the U.S. Division.

Game four of the Rebels eight game road trip takes place Friday, November 4th in Spokane, Washington against the Chiefs. They sport a 6-6-2-1 record with 15 points and are 4th place in the U.S. Division.

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End of an era for Red Deer Minor baseball Braves

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From Red Deer Minor Baseball Board of Directors

Following many discussions within the Red Deer community, the baseball community, our association members, as well as our board of directors we have made the decision to move forward with rebranding our teams, currently known as the Braves. For our association the Braves name symbolized warrior strength, bravery and resilience, all qualities we were proud to align with; and although the initial moniker of our teams was never intended to carry a derogatory or disrespectful connotation, for some, it has. The topic of our rebrand has been polarizing and arguments both for and against have been passionately presented. We have made the decision to move forward in the direction we feel is best for our association.

In alignment with the membership majority vote, the Red Deer Minor Baseball Board of Directors is excited to announce that we will now be known as the Red Deer Rangers.

The Red Deer Rangers will retain our current navy and crimson colors and will not adopt the colors or logo of the MLB, NHL, or any other Rangers franchise. We are looking forward to forging our own identity and embracing our own look.

As you can appreciate this is a complex initiative that will take time. We will remain the Braves for the 2024 season and aim to have our rebrand complete for the 2025 season.

All participants that submitted the Rangers name during our rebranding poll, will be entered into a draw to receive the first Red Deer Rangers jersey.

We hope you will join us in celebrating this positive endeavor as we create a new inclusive legacy for our association that all can be proud of.

RDMBA Board of Directors

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Red Deer Minor Hockey is proud to announce our new General Manager Lane Moore

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From Red Deer Minor Hockey 

The Red Deer Minor Hockey Board of Directors is pleased & honored to announce, after an extensive search, that Lane Moore has accepted the position of General Manager of Red Deer Minor Hockey.  Lane will start his new role early in the new year & is very excited about leading our organization into the future as we aim to provide a positive learning and maturing experience for all of our young athletes & coaches in a minor hockey setting.

Lane comes into the role of General Manager with an extensive resume, in both hockey and administration.  Lane has led the Bentley school as principal for the last 17 years & was an educator prior to that.  On the hockey side, Lane’s passion for coaching & engaging with young athletes, dates back to 2002.  His most recent involvement as a coach with Red Deer Minor Hockey saw Lane lead the U17AAA North Star Chiefs for 2 seasons (21-22, 22-23).  Prior to his work with Red Deer Minor Hockey Lane served as President of Rimbey Minor Hockey for several seasons.

One of Lane’s biggest strengths is his ability to create highly effective teams by building a common mission & vision & then executing on those through visionary leadership.  These attributes shone through during this General Manager search and we are thrilled for Lane to lead this organization now & into the future as we aim to be one of the premier Minor Hockey Associations in the province.

Lane, his wife Kathleen & their three children Easton, Cooper & Lexi call Red Deer home.  His son Cooper is the captain of Red Deer U18AAA Optimist Chiefs & his older son Easton is pursuing his hockey career and post-secondary studies in Massachusetts.  Please join us in congratulating Lane Moore as the new General Manager of the Red Deer Minor Hockey Commission, welcome Lane!

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