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Rebels Win Again


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By Sheldon Spackman

Make that six wins in a row now for the Red Deer Rebels as they downed the visiting Brandon Wheat Kings 5-2 at the Enmax Centrium Wednesday night.

After a scoreless first period, the Rebels broke the ice at the 9:32 mark of the second with a goal from Brandon Hagel to go up 1-0. Grayson Pawlenchuk scored for the Rebels six minutes later to put Red Deer up 2-0, while Jared Freadrich netted a power play goal with 50 seconds left in the period to make it 3-0 Rebels heading into the second intermission. That goal turned out to be the eventual game winner.

However, it was an interesting third period as Brandon finally got on the board with a power play goal from Stelio Mattheos one minute and thirty seconds into  the period to make it 3-1 Red Deer. What turned out to be the Rebels insurance goal came at the 5:39 mark of the third when Alexander Alexeyev put one behind Brandon net minder Logan Thompson who faced 56 shots on the night. That made it 4-1 Rebels with 14:21 to go.

The Wheat Kings kept plugging away though and scored another power play goal at the 8:40 mark, this one from Tyler Coulter to close the gap at 4-2. The Rebels continued their press as well though and saw Josh Mahura score with just over two minutes left to play to to make it a 5-2 final.

The win improves the Rebels record to 8-3-1-1 and 18 points, good for first place in the WHL’s Central Division, over taking the Medicine Hat Tigers who are now one point behind Red Deer. Brandon drops to 6-4-2 and 14 points, fourth place in the East Division.

The Rebels next game action is Friday, October 28th when they host the 8-4-1 Medicine Hat Tigers, a battle for first 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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