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Red Deer Senior AA Rustlers open inaugural season on the road

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RED DEER SENIOR AA RUSTLERS OPEN INAUGURAL SEASON IN DEVON

 

Photos courtesy of Dennis Berg.

The Red Deer Senior Rustlers set to kick off inaugural North Central Hockey League season against the Devon Oil Barons

After months of preparation and training, the Red Deer Senior Rustlers are primed to make their North Central Hockey League debut Saturday night against the Oil Barons in Devon.  Following a 6-2 pre-season win against the Eckville Eagles on Sunday, the Rustlers are set to embark on their inaugural regular season just five months after being accepted into the NCHL.

“It’s hard to believe our season opener is already here,” said Vice President and Assistant Captain Kyle Pess. “It seems like just yesterday we were sitting around just throwing out the idea of starting a Senior AA team, and now we’re days away from kicking our season off in Devon.”

The Rustlers’ first home game will go the following Saturday in Penhold, and Pess said there’s already plenty of buzz surrounding the team’s home opener.

“The support we’ve seen from the community has been incredible,” he said. “There’s been no shortage of support from both sponsors and fans, and we can’t wait to hit the ice in Penhold on October 13 in front of our home crowd.”

A familiar face in the Red Deer hockey community will be behind the bench for the Rustlers on Saturday night, as Scott Odegard has signed on to coach, ending the team’s search for a bench boss.

Following Saturday’s road game in Devon, the Rustlers will play four straight home games on October 13, 20, 27 and November 3.

For more information on the Red Deer Senior Rustlers, contact [email protected], or follow the team on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

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The Grand Opening is TODAY!

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A Day Filled With Hope – Years in the Making!
For years the CACAC has been walking hand-in-hand with many different partners, community members, donors, policy makers, and leaders in research and advocacy towards this moment.The Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence now stands in the heart of Central Alberta, the first Centre of its kind in North America, creating space for different strategic partners to operate alongside one another in the best interest of children, youths, and families who have experienced any form of abuse.

Now, during this momentous chapter in our history, we invite you to join us for the Grand Opening of the Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence. 

We’re excited to welcome you and your family to the Grand Opening of the Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence today!

Today’s events are family friendly, and there’s something for everyone!

From Noon to 5:00PM the public is welcome to come and see everything the building has to offer at the SKCOE Open House! Staff from every organization from within the SKCOE will be there to answer questions. This is a great opportunity to learn about why this Centre is so important for Central Alberta.

Beginning at 7:00PM, the public is also invited to the formal program at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, which is the building immediately North West of us across the parking lot. The formal program will have many messages and presentations from dignitaries, and you can pick up our Champions of Courage pin, which was minted for the Grand Opening only! Following the program there is a ribbon cutting ceremony.

There is a lot to celebrate, so come out and say hi!

When: Thursday, May 16

Where: Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence, and Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, Main Campus of Red Deer Polytechnic, Red Deer, AB.

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Open House

7:00 PM – Formal Program at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to follow.

How to get to the Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence

Please note that there will also be parking available at the lot directly North of the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre.

Detailed RDP Parking Map

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