REBELS THIS WEEK, NOV. 13-19
The Rebels are back in Red Deer after wrapping up their week-long five-game trip west of the Rockies to battle the B.C. Division. It was an agonizingly tough trip for the Rebels as each of their four losses on the trip came by just one goal, including two via shootout.
4-3 L @ Prince George (Nov 10) SO 4-3 L @ Vancouver (Nov 8) 3-2 L @ Victoria (Nov 7)
3-1 W @ Kelowna (Nov 4) 4-3 L @ Kamloops (Nov 3) SO
A couple of highlights last Friday night in Prince George came when rookie forward Evan Smith (Kamloops, BC) scored his first WHL goal for the Rebels against reigning WHL Goaltender of the Week Joshua Ravensbergen, and when defenceman Hunter Mayo, in his return to the lineup after missing 10 games due to injury, scored late in the third period to send the game to overtime.
Also on the road trip, defenceman and Buffalo Sabres prospect Mats Lindgren played his 170th career WHL game and recorded his 100th career point with an assist Nov. 4 at Kelowna.
This week sees the Rebels take on the Calgary Hitmen in a home-and-home series, Friday (Nov. 17) at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, and Saturday (Nov. 18) at the Peavey Mart Centrium. Game time both nights is at 7 p.m.
Saturday will be the first Rebels home game in three weeks following the Canadian Finals Rodeo and AgriTrade. It’ll also be the second “Beer Night” of the season (two domestic cans for $10) and the first-ever “Rebels Running of the Pooches” during the first intermissions. Fans are encouraged to stay in their seats following the opening 20 minutes to catch all the four-legged race excitement on the ice at the Peavey Mart Centrium. Tickets are available through ticketsalberta.com.
All Rebels games home and away are broadcast exclusively on 106.7 Rewind Radio and CHL TV (watch.chl.ca).
ON THE RADAR
Two Red Deer Rebels are included in the NHL Central Scouting Preliminary Players to Watch list for the 2024 NHL Draft. Centre Ollie Josephson (Victoria, BC) has a ‘B’ rating as a potential a 2nd/3rd round draft pick. Forward Samuel Drancak (Strakonice, Czechia) has a ‘C’ rating as a potential 4th/5th round candidate.
UPDATE YOUR WARDROBE
The all-new Rebels alternate jersey is now available through the Rebels Team Store. Get yours by stopping by during regular business hours (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or head to our online store (link at reddeerrebels.com) to get yours. Also, watch soon for new Rebels merchandise coming ahead of the holiday season!
The Rebels are holding their annual Toque and Teddy Bear Toss in support of the Red Deer Christmas Bureau on Saturday, December 2 at the Peavey Mart Centrium when they host the Everett Silvertips. When the Rebels score their first goal, fans are asked to toss their items (toques, mitts, scarves, and socks) onto the ice! There will be items available for purchase at the game for $5. Look for the Christmas Bureau volunteers in the red plaid aprons. The Christmas Bureau is looking for new toques, mittens, gloves, scarves and socks to keep Red Deerians warm this winter!
For media inquiries, email [email protected]. For all other inquiries, including tickets, call 403-341-6000 or visit reddeerrebels.com.