Former Rebel McBain arrested

Former Red Deer Rebels defenceman Mike McBain is accused of molesting his stepdaughter over a four-year period beginning in 2008 and faces nine felony charges.

Former Red Deer Rebels defenceman Mike McBain is accused of molesting his stepdaughter over a four-year period beginning in 2008 and faces nine felony charges.

The 35-year-old Las Vegas resident was arrested last month and is free on $75,000 bail. A preliminary hearing last week was continued until Oct. 2 before a Las Vegas justice of the peace who will hear evidence from prosecutors before deciding whether the case will go to trial.

McBain, who played for the Rebels from 1993 to 1997, was an assistant coach with the ECHL Las Vegas Wranglers during the 2008-09 season after playing five years with the Wranglers. He also played 64 games in the NHL with the Tampa Bay Lightning, who selected the Kimberley, B.C., native in the second round of the 1995 entry draft.