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With big Central Division lead Rebels lock up playoff spot


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The Red Deer Rebels have officially booked their spot in the 2023 WHL Playoffs. The next task for the club is to clinch first place in the Central Division. Red Deer currently owns a 12-point lead over Lethbridge atop the division standings. The Rebels have 11 games left in the regular season while Lethbridge has 10.


  Sat. Feb. 25 – Five different players found the back of the net as the Rebels downed the visiting Kelowna Rockets 5-1 at the Peavey Mart Centrium. Ollie Josephson, Jace Weir, Ben King, Jace Isley and Mats Lindgren each scored once. Jayden Grubbe and Kai Uchacz each had two assists. Kyle Kelsey was solid in making 29 saves as Kelowna outshot Red Deer 30-25 on the night. Red Deer was 2-for-3 on the power play while Kelowna was 0-for-4.

    Fri. Feb. 24 – The Rebels went toe to toe with the Winnipeg ICE but fell 2-1 to the CHL’s top ranked team at the Peavey Mart Centrium. Jace Isley scored Red Deer’s lone goal of the game 11 seconds into period two. Rebels netminder Kyle Kelsey finished with 29 saves. Winnipeg outshot Red Deer 31-30 and was 0-for-4 on the power play. Red Deer was 0-for-5 with the man advantage.

  Mon. Feb. 20 – The Medicine Hat Tigers defeated the Rebels 4-1 in Family Day Matinee action at the Peavey Mart Centrium. Kai Uchacz scored his team leading 44th goal of the year for the Rebels. Over 6,000 fans turned out for the game with many sticking around for the return of the postgame Paint the Ice party.


The Rebels are out east this week for a four-game-in-five-night road trip that starts Tuesday at Prince Albert. The trip continues Wednesday at Saskatoon and Friday in Brandon before wrapping up on Saturday, March 4 in Regina versus Connor Bedard and the Pats.

So far this season the Rebels are 2-1-0-0 versus Prince Albert, 1-1-1-0 versus Saskatoon, 1-1-0-1 versus Brandon and 2-1-0-0 versus Regina. This week marks the final time the Rebels play each of these teams during the regular season.


Forward Ben King has 94 career goals with the Rebels tying him for 5th on the team’s all-time list with Greg Schmidt (1994-97). Brandon Hagel (2015-19) is fourth on the Rebels all-time list with 103 goals.


With only five regular season home games remaining and the Rebels officially headed to the postseason, it’s time to look ahead to the Rebels playoff run! Visit to see the available options for playoff packages and how to guarantee your seat!


Four Red Deer Rebels represented their province at the 2023 Canada Winter Games in Prince Edward Island. Defenceman Luke Vlooswyk, Red Deer’s 17th overall pick at the 2022 WHL Prospects Draft, played for Team Alberta, while Forward Matthew Gard (Round 2, 39th) and defencemen Tate Dolinsky (Round 4, 69th) and Reece Gault (Round 5, 105th) all played for Team Manitoba. Current Rebels who played at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer include forwards Jayden Grubbe and Kai Uchacz for Team Alberta, and defenceman Marek Schneider for Team Saskatchewan.

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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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Red Deer Hospital Lottery – Second Chance Early Bird Prize!!!

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When we said there were prizes worth 1.29 million dollars to be won, we weren’t kidding – your chances to win just keep stacking up!

Buy your Red Deer Hospital Lottery tickets before May 27th and you could win our SECOND CHANCE EARLY BIRD PRIZE OF $10,000 CASH!


And don’t forget, you could win our Grand Prize Dream Home package valued at $1,072,624.00, including furnishings and accessories from Urban Barn. Or maybe you’ll take away the Tree Hugger Tiny Home valued at $163,798.00!   

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Thank you so much for your support, and best of luck in the draws. 


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