By GREG MEACHEM

Rob Armitage of Red Deer makes a shot against the Brock Virtue rink from Calgary during the Red Deer Curling Classic on Saturday.

Virtue rink defeats Red Deer’s Armitage in curling classic

Brock Virtue and his supporting cast have revved up their engines recently as they attempt to join the World Curling Tour’s elite and also prepare for the upcoming Alberta provincial playdowns and their ultimate goal — a berth in the 2012 Brier.

Rob Armitage of Red Deer makes a shot against the Brock Virtue rink from Calgary during the Red Deer Curling Classic on Saturday.
Turner Elson

Rebels dominated in loss

The Rebels dominated the Everett Silvertips through the first two periods Friday, then watched as the visitors potted a pair of unanswered third-period goals and eventually pulled out a 3-2 Western Hockey League shootout win before a gathering of 4,768 at the Centrium.

Turner Elson

Pruden instrumental in Cougars’ win over Rams

The Notre Dame Cougars, with Keiran Pruden back at the controls, earned themselves a home playoff date Friday.

  • Oct 29, 2011
Red Deer vs Portland - Layne Viveiros of the Portland Winterhawks and Locke Muller of the Rebels try to regain their feet after battling for the puck in the centre ice area.

Rebels’ luck continues with shootout win over Winterhawks

The Red Deer Rebels, for the third consecutive outing, were outshot and outplayed and — presto — wriggled off the hook and posted a 2-1 Western Hockey League shootout win over the Portland Winterhawks Saturday before a gathering of 4,864 at the Centrium.

Red Deer vs Portland - Layne Viveiros of the Portland Winterhawks and Locke Muller of the Rebels try to regain their feet after battling for the puck in the centre ice area.
Kamloops Blazer goaltender Cam Lanigan and defensemen Bronson Maschmeyer defend against Red Deer Rebel Chad Robinson During second period action at the Centrium on Wednesday.

Bartosak stellar between the pipes

Muhammad Ali would have been proud. The Red Deer Rebels staged their own version of the rope-a-dope Wednesday at the Centrium. The Rebels bent, but in the end didn’t break and posted a 4-2 Western Hockey League win over the Kamloops Blazers before a recorded crowd of 4,231.

Kamloops Blazer goaltender Cam Lanigan and defensemen Bronson Maschmeyer defend against Red Deer Rebel Chad Robinson During second period action at the Centrium on Wednesday.
Lucas Grayson

Rebels trade defenceman Grayson

Ultimately, there was no more room on the Red Deer Rebels roster for Lucas Grayson.

Lucas Grayson