Year: 2012

Rebels stay undefeated at Mac’s
So far so good for the Red Deer Optimist Rebels Chiefs at the Mac’s midget AAA hockey tournament.

Advocate Staff / December 28, 2012

More guns: the illogical response
OK. You’re crazy. Wayne LaPierre, executive vice-president of the Nation Rifle Association, dared the public to call him crazy after his group suggested posting armed citizens in every U.S. school in response to the Newtown, Conn., massacre.

Advocate Staff / December 28, 2012

Rebels shut down Oil Kings
EDMONTON — One almost expects teams to be a little sluggish following the Christmas break. That wasn’t the case with the Red Deer Rebels, and in particular goaltender Bolton Pouliot, as they jumped into a 3-0 lead and went on to down the Edmonton Oil Kings 5-3 in Western Hockey League action before 9,297 fans at Rexall Place Thursday.

Advocate Staff / December 28, 2012

Subban stakes claim on starting job
UFA, Russia — Malcolm Subban’s acrobatics, experience and flair has made him Canada’s starting goaltender at the world junior hockey championship for now.

Advocate Staff / December 28, 2012

Volek will add skill to Rebels
When the phone rang at his home in Praha, Czech Republic, prior to Christmas Dominik Volek was in for an unexpected gift. Red Deer Rebels president/general manager/head coach Brent Sutter was one the other end of the line informing the 18-year-old the Rebels had secured his rights from the Regina Pats and wanted him to join the team following the Christmas break.

Advocate Staff / December 28, 2012

Fisher is taking the next step in stride
By the time Logan Fisher left the Red Deer Optimist Rebels Chiefs he was ready to take the next step. While he was solid on the offensive side the native of Red Deer had all the ingredients on the defensive side of the game to impress any Western Hockey League coach.

Advocate Staff / December 28, 2012

Canada rebounds to beat hosts at Spengler Cup
DAVOS, Switzerland — If there were any doubts about Canada’s scoring touch at the Spengler Cup, they were emphatically put to rest Thursday.

Advocate Staff / December 28, 2012

Westbrook rallies Thunder past Mavericks
OKLAHOMA CITY — Kevin Durant scored 40 points while Russell Westbrook added eight of his 16 points in overtime to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat Dallas 111-105 on Thursday night for their 11th straight win at home.

Advocate Staff / December 28, 2012

Seahawks’ Sherman wins banned substance appeal
RENTON, Wash. — Even when others were suggesting he drop his case and accept his punishment, Richard Sherman never strayed from his steadfast belief that his four-game suspension would be overturned.

Advocate Staff / December 28, 2012

HEROS program reaching out to disadvantaged
VANCOUVER — This holiday season, Norm Flynn attended 11 parties in eight cities across Canada. If things go according to plan, he will have a chance to travel to even more in 2013.

Advocate Staff / December 28, 2012

Information to be just a 211 call away
A 211 call system to connect Central Albertans to a range of community, health, government and social services information is expected to be up and running by next summer or fall.

Advocate Staff / December 28, 2012

Charity scam may have hit Lacombe
Lacombe police are looking for victims of an alleged fraudulent cancer society fundraiser who targeted donors in that city, as well as nearby Red Deer, to step forward.

Advocate Staff / December 28, 2012

Record storm has police using snowmobiles
MONTREAL — Authorities found themselves relying on snowmobiles and snowshoes to respond to some emergency calls as a historic hibernal blanket smothered a 1,200-kilometre stretch of Eastern Canada on Thursday.

Advocate Staff / December 28, 2012