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Pretty goal from Polei lifts Rebels over Tigers

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It was only fitting that Evan Polei was sporting the Red Deer Rebels’ player-of-the-game hat — a fireman’s helmet — following Friday’s Western Hockey League meeting with the visiting Medicine Hat Tigers. READ

Queens rally from deficit to beat Broncos in volleyball action

The Central Alberta showdown between the Red Deer College Queens and Olds College Broncos lived up to its billing as a meeting between two of the top women’s volleyball teams in the country. READ

Fleury highlights road to recovery in new book

For the first time in his life, Theo Fleury is happy with who he is. Considering where he was 10 years ago, to even be here now is nothing short of astonishing, let alone for him to be happy. His story has been told and rehashed many times in the last decade. READ

Cote making huge contributions

There’s a hockey rumour floating around suggesting that players who shoot on a more consistent basis enjoy more offensive success. Brett Cote is fine example of why the rumour has some teeth. All joking aside, the Red Deer Rebels defenceman is on course for his best Western Hockey League offensive season because he’s putting more rubber to the net. READ

Queens’ hard work pays off with win

The Red Deer College Queens finally were rewarded for out-playing their competition. The theme all Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference women’s hockey season has been to dominate on the ice but come up short where it mattered most: On the scoreboard. READ

Blackhawks soar past Flames

After a slow start, Chicago right-winger Patrick Kane is heating up offensively, which is good news for the Blackhawks and not-so-good news for everyone else. Kane made it goals in three straight games Thursday night, scoring the winner in the Chicago Blackhawks’ 4-3 victory over the Calgary Flames. READ

Eskimos defence keying in on Cornish for West final

Stop Jon Cornish. That will be both a primary focus of the Edmonton Eskimos on Sunday and also their biggest challenge in their attempt to beat the Calgary Stampeders in the CFL West final and earn a berth in the Grey Cup. READ

Queens youth movement paying off this season

Coaches can recruit for the future all they want, but they never know exactly what they have until those athletes get thrust into action. Ask the Edmonton Oilers about their success in how well top young talent has translated into success on the ice. The Red Deer College Queens women’s volleyball team, however, appears to be having more success in their reloading efforts. READ

Oilers drop another decision to Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks have made the most of their games against the Edmonton Oilers this season. Radim Vrbata scored a pair of goals and Daniel Sedin had three assists as the Canucks continued their domination of Edmonton this season, defeating the Oilers 5-4 on Wednesday. READ

Eugenie Bouchard comfortable in spotlight

Eugenie Bouchard would have chosen a different career path if she wasn’t comfortable with the spotlight. The 20-year-old Canadian tennis star surged from relative anonymity to household name in 2014, reaching two Grand Slam semis before making an appearance in July’s Wimbledon final. READ

Flames rally to down Ducks in shootout

Sean Monahan scored in the shootout to lead the Calgary Flames to a 4-3 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday. Dennis Wideman had a pair of goals for the Flames (12-6-2), who have won three straight games. READ

Rebels can’t take down Tigers

The Red Deer Rebels knew they’d have their hands full going up against the high-flying Medicine Hat Tigers Tuesday night. They were correct, and yet the Rebels made life too easy for their hosts. READ

Prince Albert’s new mascot stirs public controversy

A Saskatchewan junior hockey team is under fire after unveiling a new mascot that critics are calling offensive to Middle Eastern people. Prince Albert Raiders spokeswoman Amber Pratt said the mascot’s costume is based on the Western Hockey League team’s original logo introduced in 1982 which depicts an Arabian raider character holding a sword and a hockey stick. READ

Flames burn Sens

It’s easy to forget that Calgary Flames centre Josh Jooris is a rookie. READ

Generals sweep weekend games

The Bentley Generals swept both of their Chinook Hockey League games on the weekend, beating the Ft. Saskatchewan Chiefs on Saturday and the Okotoks Oilers 10-2 on Sunday. READ

No repeat for Riders

When the Edmonton offence couldn’t get it going, the defence more than made up for it on Sunday. READ

Tough road ahead for Rebels after win

The Red Deer Rebels took care of business during the weekend. READ

Als tame Lions, will face Hamilton

Montreal Alouettes coach Tom Higgins said this week he was waiting for his offence to explode, and they picked a playoff game to do it. READ

Howe’s health takes a turn for worse

Gordie Howe is “not doing well at all” several weeks after suffering a stroke, according to his son Mark. READ

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