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Rebels open up 13 point lead in WHL’s Central Division – Next 3 home games huge!

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REBELS THIS WEEK

RETURN OF THE KING

It was a busy three-game weekend for the Red Deer Rebels highlighted by the return of the WHL’s reigning goal scoring champion!

Ben King returned to the lineup Friday night at the Peavey Mart Centrium after missing 31 games to a lower body injury. King scored in the third period of a wild 8-5 win over the visiting Prince George Cougars. Kai Uchacz had a career high five points (two goals, three assists). Jayden Grubbe tied his career high with four points (one goal, three assists). Mats Lindgren also equalled his career best with three points on the night.

Saturday night was a much different game as the Rebels had to work right to the end for a 2-1 come from behind overtime win over the visiting Brandon Wheat Kings. Grubbe tied the game with a power play goal with just over two minutes left in the third period. Kalan Lind then came through with the overtime winner.

Sunday afternoon in Calgary, the Rebels fell to the Hitmen 4-2 at the Scotiabank Saddledome. It was Red Deer’s first loss in six games versus Calgary this season.

The Rebels are now 31-9-1-3 on the season for 66 points. They lead the Central Division by 13 points over the Lethbridge Hurricanes.

 

GAMES THIS WEEK

– Friday, Jan. 27 – The Saskatoon Blades visit the Peavey Mart Centrium for the second and final time this season

– Saturday, Jan 28 – The conference leading Winnipeg ICE visit the Peavey Mart Centrium on a night that will feature live music from See Alice, Post-game Disco Skate, and another Beer Night Special

– Tuesday, Jan. 31 – Connor Bedard and the Regina Pats pay their final visit of the regular season. This game is already sold-out! Stay tuned this week regarding standing-room tickets that may become available.

 

ON THE RADAR:
The Rebels have three players included on the NHL Central Scouting Midterm Rankings for the 2023 NHL Draft – Kalan Kind (F, ’05) 23rd North American Skaters, Kai Uchacz (F, ’04) 130th, Matteo Fabrizi (D, ’05) 215th.

Lind will also suit up for Team White at the 2023 Kubota CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game, January 25 in Langley, BC. The 18-year-old from Shaunavon, SK was the Rebels’ 1st round pick (6th overall) at the 2020 WHL Prospects Draft. He won gold with Team Canada at the 2022 Hlinka Gretzky Cup held at the Peavey Mart Centrium in Red Deer, July 31-August 6. Lind also played at the Capital City Challenge in Ottawa in November 2021.

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Share a special night with Great Big Sea’s Sean McCann this Saturday for the Child Advocacy Centre

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Tickets selling fast for Séan McCann – Sing, Share, Survive
In support of the CACAC
Séan McCann from Great Big Sea will be performing in support of the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre this Saturday, February 4th! 

Tickets are selling fast! In this powerful live music and storytelling event, you’ll learn the meaning of resiliency. Séan will be joined by special guest Sheldon Kennedy for this special performance!

Get your tickets today!
Tickets are $50 each through Red Deer Polytechnic ticket office.
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About Séan McCann – 

A survivor of sexual abuse as a teenager, Séan has spent the last ten years touring North America as a musical keynote speaker, singing and sharing his story with theatre audiences, front line workers, teachers, students, patients, inmates, veterans, and anyone who has struggled with their mental health. Séan believes that music is medicine and a song is never more powerful than when it is sung with a friend.

As part of this event, the CACAC is benefiting from an
online silent art auction, operated by JRADCLIFFE  Auctioneering.

These artworks were created and curated by Kathryn Fellowsand donated to this auction in her memory by her daughter Sharon Moffat.

Watch on social media for a link to this auction, which opens on February 4th.

#BuildtheFuture
We’re building a path forward for victims of child abuse, neglect, and sexual exploitation. The Centre of Excellence will house many partners in one building, including teams from Alberta Health Services, RCMP, and the Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre. 

We’ve created a strategic partnership with Red Deer Polytechnic to build this innovative centre right here in the heart of Central Alberta on RDP land.

Consider becoming a monthly donor today!
Your monthly contribution will help us #BuildtheFuture of healing, advocacy, and prevention. Click the button below, and select “recurring” to set up your monthly contribution to the Centre of Excellence. 
Help us build the future…so every child can have a bright one.
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Notre Dame Fine Arts Department invites you to see Roald Dahl’s Matilda, the Musical!

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From Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools

Roald Dahl’s Matilda, the Musical!

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Co-Directed by Jennifer Cocolicchio and Stephanie Layden starring Addy Penney, Jordana Woroniuk, Coryn Tardif, David Jones, and Mikayla Beever.

Please join the Notre Dame Fine Arts students for their interpretation of Matilda.

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical, from the Royal Shakespeare Company, revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. Book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin.

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!

Packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs and quick wit, Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

The shows take place at Red Deer’s Memorial Centre on February 9, 10, & 11 at 7:00pm. There is also a Matinee on February 11 at 1:00pm.

TICKETS ARE $25.00

TICKETS AVAILABLE in advance at Notre Dame’s front office, online at https://www.notredamehigh.ca/programs/fine-arts or on the date at the theatre door.

SPECIAL PREVIEW NIGHT on February 8 at 7:00pm – Free for all press representatives and pay what you can for the general public.

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