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Rebels look to keep Memorial Cup run going

There is no rest for the weary in the MasterCard Memorial Cup.

Still riding an emotional high after a 2-1 overtime win, the Red Deer Rebels (2-1) hit the ice Thursday to prepare for their semifinal match against the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (1-2). READ

Baton handed off to new RDC x-country running coach

Out with the old, in with the new. Long time RDC cross-country coach Brian Stackhouse was honoured Tuesday as he received the CCAA Coaching Excellence Award at a news conference at RDC. At the same time it was announced Kari Elliott will take over as the new cross-country coach. READ

Nogier brings Memorial Cup experience to Rebels

Cracking a Memorial Cup-bound team’s lineup as a 16-year-old isn’t easy. Host teams tend to load up on older players, knowing they have a chance to compete for the title. Defenceman Nelson Nogier knew this heading into training camp ahead of the 2012-13 Saskatoon Blades season. The Blades hosted the Memorial Cup in 2013 and Nogier knew he had a challenge ahead of him to made the roster. READ

Rebels look for redemption against Wheat Kings

Second chances are hard to come by in hockey. READ

Knights earn bye into final

Parades usually have a bit of fanfare surrounding it. READ

Burke gets into game in front of "home" town crowd

What a long strange road it’s been, is more than just a high school grad quote for Brendan Burke. READ

Knights looking to finish round robin undefeated

The London Knights have steamrolled their first two opponents, but the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies are looking to buck the trend. READ

Knights shred Wheat Kings

It wasn’t just the London Knights top line that roughed up their opponents. READ

Statement game for Rebels as they prove they belong in Memorial Cup

Down two goals early in the first period, the Red Deer Rebels stared down a repeat of how they opened the tournament. READ

Huskies match Wheat Kings physical play in 5-3 win

The Brandon Wheat Kings found themselves in a hole early in their MasterCard Memorial Cup opening game. READ

Rebels regroup after disappointing start to Memorial Cup

The post-mortem of the Red Deer Rebels tournament opening loss reads like a laundry list. READ

Fort McMurray fire in hearts of players, coaches and leagues

Among the pressure and the spotlight, teams, players and the Canadian Hockey League have not forgotten about the tragedy in Fort McMurray. READ

Knights knock off Rebels

The London Knights have put the rest of the MasterCard Memorial Cup field on notice, their offence is a force. Showing no signs of slowing down, the Knights top line torched the Rebels for six goals in the opening two periods. And the host team just could not keep up with the Ontario Hockey League Champions. READ

Local Rebels players get a chance of a lifetime

As if lacing up the skates for the team they grew up watching wasn’t special enough. Among the 28 Red Deer Rebels on the roster for the Western Hockey League playoffs, three grew up in the city they now play for. READ

Rivals take similar path to Memorial Cup

Thirty years ago, Brent Sutter and Dale Hunter were fierce, competitive NHLers. Now they coach fierce, competitive Canadian Hockey League teams. Hunter bought the Ontario Hockey League’s London Knights in 2000 and has coached them ever since. Similarly, Sutter bought the Red Deer Rebels in 1999 and took over as head coach. READ

Memorial Cup coaches 'Excited for the challenge'

Before the hostilities of competing for the MasterCard Memorial Cup, the coaches of the four teams involved talked about how they’re getting ready to square off. The puck drops on the 10-day tournament on Friday, but Wednesday evening Brent Sutter, Red Deer Rebels head coach; Dale Hunter, London Knights head coach; Gilles Bouchard, Rouyn-Noranda Huskies head coach; and Kelly McCrimmon, Brandon Wheat Kings head coach gathered in the Centrium. READ

Riggers get redemption with win over A’s

Out for redemption, the Red Deer Riggers got an early taste of it with a 12-5 win over the Sherwood Park Athletics. Last August, the Athletics beat the Riggers in the provincial final. The loss left a sour taste in the Riggers’ mouths and they’ve had all offseason to rebound. READ

Junior golfers develop life skills on tour

Picking up his first golf clubs at three-years-old, Sam Hamelin has his sights set on one day playing on the Canadian tour. For now, the 15-year-old Stettler resident will tee-off on the McLennan Ross Junior Golf Tour. Last year, Hamelin won two tour events at the Whitecourt Golf and Country Club and the Blackhawk Golf Club in Spruce Grove. At Whitecourt he shot a 78 and at Blackhawk he shot a 71. READ

Memorial Cup participants set

In rapid succession, the Red Deer Rebels have gone from being the lone decided participant to knowing their Memorial Cup opponents in a matter of days. Over a three-day period, the Western Hockey League, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and Ontario Hockey League wrapped up their championship series. READ

Lightning lose Bishop but top Penguins 3-1 in Game 1

PITTSBURGH -- The Tampa Bay Lightning's 3-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on Friday night may have come at a heavy price. READ

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