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Rebels Win Fifth In A Row


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By Sheldon Spackman

Make that five wins in a row for the Red Deer Rebels after downing the Prince Albert Raiders 3-1 at the Enmax Centrium Saturday night. After a scoreless first period, the Rebels Michael Spacek put the home team on the board at the 3:34 mark of the second period to take a 1-0 lead.

What turned out to be the eventual game winner came later in the second when Red Deer’s Brandon Hagel put one behind Raiders net minder Nicholas Sanders at the 14:54 mark to give the Rebels a 2-0 lead heading into the second intermission.

However, the Raiders got on the board with a power play goal in the third period after the Rebels Quinn Martin was called for holding, cutting Red Deer’s lead to 2-1.

As the clock ticked down, Prince Albert pulled their goalie with a minute and a half to play but the Rebels took advantage and scored an empty netter with only 28 seconds left to make it a 3-1 final, sending the 4,788 in attendance home happy and celebrating another win.

That victory gives the Rebels 16 points and a 7-3-1-1 record, still good for second spot in the WHL’s Central Division, just one point back of the Division leading Medicine Hat Tigers.

The Rebels next game action is on Wednesday, October 26th when they play host to the 5-3-2 Brandon Wheat Kings who have 12 points and sit in 5th place in the WHL’s Eastern 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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