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Red Deer’s Parker Thompson looking for strong finish to the Indy Pro 2000 season


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Parker Thompson Indy Pro 2000

From Parker Thompson Racing

With two events remaining in the 2019 Indy Pro 2000 by Cooper Tires Championship, Parker Thompson is focused on making a big impact. The Road to Indy veteran started the season in the best possible way, winning the opening two races with rookie team Abel Motorsports. Thompson has since become familiar with adversity. With Abel Motorsports, he has placed on the podium in six of twelve races, but struggles in other races put the team on its back foot entering the Oval Challenge of St. Louis this weekend.  A strong finish was critical to maintaining Thompson’s contention for the overall championship.

After a near miss in qualifying, the young Canadian started the race from ninth position. He would work his way up to sixth place before the checkered flag fell, but failed to gain any ground on other top Championship contenders. With four races remaining, and a 64-point deficit to the leader, Lindh, Thompson knows that there is little room for error.

Parker Thompson
“On these oval tracks where there is a short 2-lap qualifying stint, we’ve got a small window to earn a good starting position. Unfortunately, I had a near miss with the wall on one of my laps that cost us a lot of time. After starting near the back of the field, we are satisfied to at least move up to sixth. That said, with two events remaining, you can bet that we are looking for a strong finish to the season. Our team knows that we can run at the front of the field on the road courses. We are not going to let the season end without a big fight.”


Cooper Tires Indy Pro 2000 Oval Challenge of St. Louis – Rounds 13

Qualifying – Official (PDF)
Race – Official (PDF)
Overall Standings (PDF)

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August 30-31 – IP2000 Round 13 & 14 – Portland International Raceway, OR
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Red Deer RCMP investigate sexual assault involving youth

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News release from Red Deer RCMP

On Aug. 2, 2022, Red Deer RCMP received a report of a sexual assault that occurred the previous evening involving two youths, aged 13 and 14. Both youths are residents of Red Deer.

As a result of the investigation, Red Deer RCMP have charged Momodou Lamin Bah (30), a resident of Red Deer, with:

  • Sexual assault (x2)
  • Sexual interference (x2)
  • Invitation to sexual touching (x2)
  • Failing to comply with a release order

Bah has been remanded, and is set to appear before Red Deer Provincial Court on Aug. 11, 2022.

In order to eliminate the possibility of other victims, Red Deer RCMP are distributing a photograph of the accused.

Momodou Lamin Bah, who has also been known as “Lemon”, is described as:

  • 150 lbs
  • 6’2” tall
  • Black hair
  • Dark brown eyes

If you have any information, you are asked to contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) online at or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

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Rebels acquire Armstrong from Prince George

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Red Deer Rebels Owner/President/General Manager Brent Sutter today announced that the club has completed a trade with the Prince George Cougars.

The Rebels have acquired 19-year-old forward Craig Armstrong from the Cougars in exchange for a second-round selection at the 2023 Western Hockey League Prospects Draft, a fourth-round selection at the 2024

WHL Prospects Draft, and a fifth-round selection at the 2025 WHL Prospects Draft.

Armstrong, a native of Crossfield, AB, was selected by Prince George ninth overall in the first round of the 2018 WHL Prospects Draft. In 155 career regular season games with the Cougars, Armstrong has 20 goals and 36 assists for 56 points. He had 12 goals and 23 assists for 35 points in 67 games during the 2021-22 WHL Regular Season.

Craig Armstrong
Shoots: Left
Height: 5’7”
Weight: 174 lbs.
Birthdate: 2003-06-05
Hometown: Crossfield, AB
Draft: WHL – PG (2018) Round: 1 (#9)
2021-22 Season Stats:
67 12 23 35 -11 57

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