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Rebels Snap Eight-Game Losing Skid With Shootout Win In Prince George


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By Sheldon Spackman

It was an exciting game in Prince George on Tuesday night as the Red Deer Rebels snapped their eight-game winless streak with a 3-2 dramatic shoot out win over the Cougars.

The first period saw Prince George get on the board first when Radovan Bondra put one behind Rebel’s net minder Lasse Petersen at 7:56 to make it 1-0 Cougars. It was a strong first period for Prince George, out shooting the Rebels 15-7 after twenty minutes of play.

The second period saw Red Deer get on the board at 7:04 when Jared Freadrich scored on the power play to tie it up at one goal a piece. However, the Cougars Kody McDonald would put Prince George up 2-1 when he scored at the 17:16 mark, restoring the home team’s one goal lead heading into the second intermission.

In the third, the Rebels would tie it back up at 2-2 when Lane Zablocki scored at the 3:26 mark, which eventually sent the game into overtime.

No one scored in overtime though, so it came down to a shootout. The Rebels shot twice, the Cougars three times and Red Deer’s Brandon Hagel was the only one to score. It gave Red Deer a much needed victory and a positive end to their five-game western road trip where wins were hard to come by.

The Rebels now improve to 23-27-6-4 with 56 points and third place in the WHL’s Central Division. The Cougars drop to 38-19-3-1 with 80 points and first place in the B.C. Division. Red Deer’s next game is back home at the Enmax Centrium on Friday, February 24th for a 7 o’clock face-off with the Kootenay Ice.

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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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