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Rebels roll to win over Cougars

All for one and one for all.

There were no passengers on the Red Deer Rebels bench as the home side skated to a 6-3 WHL win over the Prince George Cougars in front of 4,669 fans Friday night at the Enmax Centrium. READ

Raiders head to final after win over Rams in high school football semifinals

There’s little surprise that the Lindsay Thurber Raiders are in the Central Alberta High School Football League final, but they certainly made it more interesting than it should have been. The Raiders will try to end the Hunting Hills Lightning’s two-year reign as league champions and earn a tier II provincial berth after beating the Lacombe Rams 33-15 in Friday’s semifinal at Great Chief Park. READ

Kings hold court in basketball opener

Much to the chagrin of their opposition, the RDC Kings will get better as the Alberta Colleges Men’s Basketball League season wears on. Even now they’re plenty good enough as they displayed in an 85-67 victory over the SAIT Trojans in their regular-season opener at RDC Friday. READ

Oilers tame Hurricanes for third straight win

It was just last week that the Edmonton Oilers and the Carolina Hurricanes were the two remaining teams without a win in the NHL. Things have picked up for one of those clubs. Jordan Eberle had two goals and an assist as the Oilers won their third straight game, defeating the Hurricanes 6-3 on Friday. READ

Stampeders rally late to down Roughriders

A fourth-quarter rally gave the Calgary Stampeders a 40-27 win over the visiting Saskatchewan Roughriders on Friday. Down 12 points after three quarters, quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell threw a touchdown pass to Jock Sanders, Matt Walter scored his second major of the game on a two-yard scamper and defensive back Jamar Wall ran an interception back for a major. READ

Rebels hitting reset button

The Red Deer Rebels coaching staff put their charges to work this week, with the practice sessions focused not only on physical components but also the players’ mental makeup. Certainly, there was much to work on with the Rebels having come out on the short end of their last five Western Hockey League outings and heading into a virtual must-win weekend. READ

Defence leads Lightning over Cougars

The Hunting Hills Lightning defence was electric on a cool Thursday evening at Great Chief Park. The Lightning defenders held the Notre Dame Cougars offence to 199 yards in total as Hunting Hills posted a 24-0 win in a Central Alberta High School Football League City Division semifinal played in front of 339 fans. The second semifinal, featuring the Lacombe Rams and favoured Lindsay Thurber Raiders, goes tonight at 7 p.m. at Great Chief. READ

Slow start stifles Queens in opener

It took the Red Deer College Queens 20 minutes to get going in their home opener, and once they did, they went blow for blow with the MacEwan University Griffins. The problem was the first 20 minutes put them in a hole they were unable to dig out of, as they lost 2-1 in the first game of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference women’s hockey season at Red Deer Arena on Thursday night. READ

Monahan leads Flames to blow out win over Hurricanes

Sean Monahan burst onto the scene as a rookie with the Calgary Flames last season with six goals in his first eight games. Through eight games this season, Monahan had just two assists and no goals, despite the fact he was second on the team with 20 shots. READ

RDC basketball teams optimistic as they get ready to open season

RDC’s basketball teams could not have ended last season with more different statuses. The Kings finished as Canadian Colleges Athletic Association silver medallists and the Queens missed out on the post season altogether. READ

Oilers take down Capitals

The Edmonton Oilers are improving — but they’re still struggling with defensive lapses. Ben Scrivens made 32 stops as the Oilers won their second game in a row, handing the Capitals their first loss in regulation this season with a 3-2 victory over Washington on Wednesday. READ

Many sports represented in Hall of Fame’s new class

Figure skater Elizabeth Manley didn’t feel any pressure before competing at the 1988 Winter Games in her home country. She was just happy that a case of pneumonia didn’t derail her Olympic dream. READ

Royals down Giants to even World Series

Salvador Perez and the pesky Kansas City Royals fought back from a Game 1 flop to beat the San Francisco Giants’ brilliant bullpen and even the World Series. Perez broke open Game 2 with a two-run double in a five-run sixth inning, and the Royals’ own cast of clutch relievers kept the Giants in check in a 7-2 victory Wednesday night that certainly spiced things up as the Series shifts to San Francisco for the next three games. READ

Sandhu excited for fresh start

As Tyler Sandhu was en route to Red Deer Tuesday after departing a flight from British Columbia, he gazed upon combined crop fields instead of the waters of Possession Sound that lap the shores of Everett, Wash. Now that’s truly a change of scenery, and precisely what the 18-year-old winger is hoping will help him rediscover the offensive touch that produced 19 goals as a Western Hockey League rookie two seasons ago. READ

Flames get zapped by Lightning in OT after late game rally

After a costly giveaway the night before that cost his team the game, Tampa Bay left-winger Ondrej Palat felt he owed his team. He didn’t wait long to make good on it. Palat scored the winning goal three minutes into overtime on Tuesday night as the Lightning salvaged a split of back-to-back games in Alberta with a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames. READ

Oilers upbeat after getting first win

The Edmonton Oilers returned to practice Tuesday minus the 300-pound gorilla on their backs. The Oilers won their first game of the season Monday, ending a spectacular face-plant out of the starting gate that had left a fragile fan base teetering on the abyss of despairing deja vu. READ

Bumgarner roughs up Royals in World Series opener

Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants put a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals’ perfect post-season roll. Bumgarner pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, Hunter Pence homered early and the Giants showed off their October poise, shutting down the Royals 7-1 Tuesday night in the World Series opener. READ

Rebels deal for some offence

While the Red Deer Rebels have given up far more goals through 11 games this season than what is deemed acceptable to the coaching staff, the club hasn’t exactly lit it up offensively, either. The Rebels have scored 33 goals to date and only six have come via a power play that is ranked 18th in the league with a 15 per cent success rate. READ

Oilers ground Lightning to get first win of season

The Edmonton Oilers are no longer the only team in the Western Conference without a win. Taylor Hall had a penalty-shot goal and added an assist and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored the game winner in the final minutes as the Oilers finally found their way into the win column, defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 on Monday. READ

More labour unrest in CHL faced with class action lawsuit

A class action lawsuit launched against the Canadian Hockey League alleges its players are underpaid and seeks millions in financial compensation. The suit claims players have been paid less than the minimum wage required by law in their regions and asks for $180 million in back wages, overtime and vacation pay, as well as punitive damages. READ

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