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Red Deer Central Lions looking to return to the ice shortly

Under normal circumstances the Red Deer Central Lions Speed Skating Club would…

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Defenceman Kaiden Ellertson, a Red Deer minor hockey product will play for the Blackfalds Bulldogs in their inaugural AJHL season next year. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Defenceman Kaiden Ellertson, a Red Deer minor hockey product will play for the Blackfalds Bulldogs in their inaugural AJHL season next year. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
The Gulls Stadium is still under construction, but the team is preparing for opening day in June 2021, with player announcements. (Photo Courtesy of TD Aerials - Central Alberta)

Gulls release schedule for 2021 WCBL season

The Sylvan Lake Gulls are set to make history this spring. Monday,…

The Gulls Stadium is still under construction, but the team is preparing for opening day in June 2021, with player announcements. (Photo Courtesy of TD Aerials - Central Alberta)
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Head coach Jason Chatwood, left, sports one of the Sylvan Lake Gulls’ first on-field hats next to Aqil Samuel, general manager and president of baseball operations, earlier this year.

Sylvan Lake Gulls ticket sales off to flying start

With the inaugural season quickly closing in, the Sylvan Lake Gulls hit…

Head coach Jason Chatwood, left, sports one of the Sylvan Lake Gulls’ first on-field hats next to Aqil Samuel, general manager and president of baseball operations, earlier this year.
Players at Canada’s World Junior selection camp in Red Deer last hit the ice Sunday in an intrasquad game. On Tuesday, it was announced that two players had tested positive for COVID-19 and the entire camp has since gone into isolation. (Photo by ROB WALLATOR/Hockey Canada Images)

Canada’s world junior camp to remain on pause for 14 days

Camp halted after two players contracted COVID-19

Players at Canada’s World Junior selection camp in Red Deer last hit the ice Sunday in an intrasquad game. On Tuesday, it was announced that two players had tested positive for COVID-19 and the entire camp has since gone into isolation. (Photo by ROB WALLATOR/Hockey Canada Images)
The Alberta Junior Hockey League has halted the season after the provincial government put in place new COVID-19 measures. (Photo courtesy of AJHL)

New COVID-19 restrictions bring pause to AJHL

The Alberta Junior Hockey League has postponed the season in the wake…

The Alberta Junior Hockey League has halted the season after the provincial government put in place new COVID-19 measures. (Photo courtesy of AJHL)
The Red Deer Games Foundation has made changes to its grant program as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo supplied)

Red Deer Games Foundation adjusts grant program due to COVID-19 pandemic

The Red Deer Games Foundation is encouraging athletes to apply for development…

The Red Deer Games Foundation has made changes to its grant program as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo supplied)
The tournament was cancelled because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (Image courtesy of WHL)

2020 WHL Cup cancelled

A tournament featuring the top under 16 male hockey prospects in Western…

The tournament was cancelled because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (Image courtesy of WHL)
Red Deer Rebels forward Chris Douglas (middle) will take on a different hockey challenge Saturday, playing NHL 21 in a virtual Memorial Cup competition against some of the best players in the Canadian Hockey League. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Rebel pumped to represent team in virtual Memorial Cup showdown

For more than 250 days, Chris Douglas hasn’t had a chance to…

Red Deer Rebels forward Chris Douglas (middle) will take on a different hockey challenge Saturday, playing NHL 21 in a virtual Memorial Cup competition against some of the best players in the Canadian Hockey League. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Hockey Canada president and CEO Scott Smith speaks during a news conference in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. Hockey Canada announced Tuesday that two players at its nation junior selection camp have tested positive for COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Two players at Canada’s World Junior selection camp test positive for COVID-19

Canada’s world junior hockey selection camp in Red Deer came to a…

Hockey Canada president and CEO Scott Smith speaks during a news conference in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. Hockey Canada announced Tuesday that two players at its nation junior selection camp have tested positive for COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Hockey Canada has opened its month-long camp at the Westerner Park Centrium ahead of the 2021 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships, slated to take place in Edmonton next month. (Photo courtesy of Rob Wallator/ Hockey Canada Images)

Goaltending another interesting one for Team Canada at World Juniors

Right behind Tim Horton’s coffee is Canada’s second great controversy– who will…

Hockey Canada has opened its month-long camp at the Westerner Park Centrium ahead of the 2021 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships, slated to take place in Edmonton next month. (Photo courtesy of Rob Wallator/ Hockey Canada Images)
The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum has a new exhibit looking at times when the sports world came to a halt, including during the current COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed Photo)

Alberta Sports Hall of Fame new exhibit titled ‘When Sports Stopped’

Will examine the global impact of past and present sports’ stoppages

The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum has a new exhibit looking at times when the sports world came to a halt, including during the current COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed Photo)
Forward Quinton Byfield shoots the puck during practice at the team Canada world juniors selection camp in Oakville, Ont., last December. Byfield is among six returnees who will be in Red Deer next month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Quinton Byfield looks to make his mark in second stint with Team Canada

In many ways, Quinton Byfield is nothing like the player or person…

Forward Quinton Byfield shoots the puck during practice at the team Canada world juniors selection camp in Oakville, Ont., last December. Byfield is among six returnees who will be in Red Deer next month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
The Olds Grizzlys will not add any WHL players to the roster ahead of the 2020-21 AJHL regular season. (Photo courtesy of Olds Grizzlys)

Olds Grizzlys forced to cancel games because of AJHL positive COVID-19 test

The Olds Grizzlys were frozen out of play this weekend after a…

The Olds Grizzlys will not add any WHL players to the roster ahead of the 2020-21 AJHL regular season. (Photo courtesy of Olds Grizzlys)
Hockey Canada has opened its month-long camp at the Westerner Park Centrium ahead of the 2021 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships, slated to take place in Edmonton next month. (Photo courtesy of Rob Wallator/ Hockey Canada Images)

Canada’s World Junior hopefuls settling in Red Deer

Players arrived this week for a month-long selection camp

Hockey Canada has opened its month-long camp at the Westerner Park Centrium ahead of the 2021 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships, slated to take place in Edmonton next month. (Photo courtesy of Rob Wallator/ Hockey Canada Images)
From Jan. 25-31, 2021, curlers from across the province will be taking over Sylvan Lake during the men’s and women’s provincial championships, known as the Sentinel Storage Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Sylvan Lake to host Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts

The NexSource Centre will host a combined Boston Pizza Cup-Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

From Jan. 25-31, 2021, curlers from across the province will be taking over Sylvan Lake during the men’s and women’s provincial championships, known as the Sentinel Storage Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts. (File photo by Advocate staff)
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RDC Queens guard Amy Szymanek rises up for a jump shot against the SAIT Trojans in Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference women’s basketball play last season. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

RDC withdraws from 2020-21 ACAC season

RDC cites ongoing COVID-19 health risks as major factor

RDC Queens guard Amy Szymanek rises up for a jump shot against the SAIT Trojans in Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference women’s basketball play last season. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
The Olds Grizzlys will not add any WHL players to the roster ahead of the 2020-21 AJHL regular season. (Photo courtesy of Olds Grizzlys)

Olds Grizzlys buck trend, won’t add WHLers to start year

The Olds Grizzlys are one of a handful of teams in the…

The Olds Grizzlys will not add any WHL players to the roster ahead of the 2020-21 AJHL regular season. (Photo courtesy of Olds Grizzlys)
After an epic seven game series in the Heritage Junior B Hockey League, the Sylvan Lake Wranglers and Red Deer Vipers will get the 2020-21 season started with a four-game mini-series. Game 1 will be played Friday night in Sylvan Lake. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Wranglers, Vipers set to tangle in HJHL season opener

Playoff hockey in October? Not exactly, but when the Red Deer Vipers…

After an epic seven game series in the Heritage Junior B Hockey League, the Sylvan Lake Wranglers and Red Deer Vipers will get the 2020-21 season started with a four-game mini-series. Game 1 will be played Friday night in Sylvan Lake. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)