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Players battle for the puck during the Ice Hockey World Championships Group A match between Russia and Denmark, in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday, May 12, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ivan Sekretarev

AHJL to drop puck March 12

The Alberta Junior Hockey League will return to the ice next Friday.…

Players battle for the puck during the Ice Hockey World Championships Group A match between Russia and Denmark, in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday, May 12, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ivan Sekretarev
The Red Deer Rebels hosted the Medicine Hat Tigers in the first game of the shortened 2020-21 season on Friday. The two teams faced off again in Medicine Hat Saturday (Photo by Rob Wallator/ Red Deer Rebels)

Red Deer Rebels fall to Medicine Hat Tigers on Saturday

Tigers 7 Rebels 2 The Red Deer Rebels have lost two straight…

The Red Deer Rebels hosted the Medicine Hat Tigers in the first game of the shortened 2020-21 season on Friday. The two teams faced off again in Medicine Hat Saturday (Photo by Rob Wallator/ Red Deer Rebels)
Red Deer Rebels defenceman Mason Ward battles with a Medicine Hat Tigers’ forward during the WHL Central Division season opener. (Photo by Rob Wallator/ Red Deer Rebels)

Tigers come back to spoil Red Deer Rebels home opener

It’s been nearly 345 days since the Red Deer Rebels last played…

Red Deer Rebels defenceman Mason Ward battles with a Medicine Hat Tigers’ forward during the WHL Central Division season opener. (Photo by Rob Wallator/ Red Deer Rebels)
Red Deer Rebels forward Josh Tarzwell is hoping to pick up where he left off last season as the 2020-21 WHL season kicks off Friday in Red Deer against the Medicine Hat Tigers. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Rebels set to host Tigers in WHL season opener

24-game WHL Alberta only season kicks off night Friday at the Centrium

Red Deer Rebels forward Josh Tarzwell is hoping to pick up where he left off last season as the 2020-21 WHL season kicks off Friday in Red Deer against the Medicine Hat Tigers. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
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Red Deer College esports league off to a good start

Red Deer College Kings hockey veteran Jacob Wozney has been involved in…

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Red Deer Rebels defenceman Kyle Masters returned to the lineup earlier this month after missing nearly three months with a lower-body injury. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Red Deer Rebels continue to prep for unique 24-game season

Red Deer Rebels defenceman Kyle Masters hasn’t had the best of luck…

Red Deer Rebels defenceman Kyle Masters returned to the lineup earlier this month after missing nearly three months with a lower-body injury. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
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Pitching came natural to Central Alberta’s Darby DeRuyter

The first time Darby DeRuyter watched a softball game she was intrigued…

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No positive COVID-19 tests for Alberta WHL teams

League tested players and staff twice this week

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Quinn knows the type of players to recruit for Blackfalds Bulldogs

After spending the majority of the past decade as head coach of…

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The Red Deer Rebels will finally kick off the WHL season later this month. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
The Red Deer Rebels will finally kick off the WHL season later this month. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Brian Dalshaug, former Sylvan Lake Minor Hockey Coach. (Photo Submitted)

Sylvan Lake hockey community mourns the loss of former coach

Brian Dalshaug is remembered as the “father of competitive hockey in Sylvan Lake.”

Brian Dalshaug, former Sylvan Lake Minor Hockey Coach. (Photo Submitted)
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Red Deer football player heading to UBC

Growing up, Kaden Schiller was involved in every sport he could play…

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Red Deer Bantam AAA Rebels forward Coy Pighin battles with a Southeast Tigers player Sunday in Game 1 of the Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League Division Final in March 2020. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Alberta minor hockey 2020-21 season officially cancelled

Alberta Hockey cancels season after restrictions make earliest return to play March 1.

Red Deer Bantam AAA Rebels forward Coy Pighin battles with a Southeast Tigers player Sunday in Game 1 of the Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League Division Final in March 2020. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Brett Gallant, left, and Jocelyn Peterman work a rock in the house as Tyrel Griffith and Nancy Faye Martin, right, look on in the gold medal game at the Canadian mixed doubles curling championships in 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Red Deer’s Jocelyn Peterman ready for another trip to the Scotties

2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts starts on Feb. 19, in a bubble environment in Calgary

Brett Gallant, left, and Jocelyn Peterman work a rock in the house as Tyrel Griffith and Nancy Faye Martin, right, look on in the gold medal game at the Canadian mixed doubles curling championships in 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Red Deer U15 AAA Rebels defenceman Dylan Ronald fakes a shot and cuts around the Leduc Oil Kings defender before scoring a goal during a game between the two squads at Servus Arena Saturday. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Hockey Alberta cancels remainder of AAA, AA seasons

Fate of Junior B, C, and Senior leagues to be determined by Feb. 8

Red Deer U15 AAA Rebels defenceman Dylan Ronald fakes a shot and cuts around the Leduc Oil Kings defender before scoring a goal during a game between the two squads at Servus Arena Saturday. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
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Schulzke retiring but not from coaching

The list of athletes to come out of Red Deer and area…

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The Red Deer Rebels celebrate a Josh Tarzwell goal in the first period of WHL action against the Swift Current Broncos at the Centrium in March 2020. The WHL was originally slated to start the season in December, but that was pushed to Jan. 8 in October and then pushed further after a league meeting early in 2021. (File photo byAdvocate Staff)
The Red Deer Rebels celebrate a Josh Tarzwell goal in the first period of WHL action against the Swift Current Broncos at the Centrium in March 2020. The WHL was originally slated to start the season in December, but that was pushed to Jan. 8 in October and then pushed further after a league meeting early in 2021. (File photo byAdvocate Staff)
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University of Saskatchewan Huskies recognize DeMale’s talent

Joel DeMale has the resume to be one of the top linebackers…

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Red Deer natives Matt Fraser (left) and Paul Postma (right) have been playing this season with Klagenfurt Athletic Club in Austria. The duo have combined for 20 points in their first 11 games since joining the team in December. (Photo courtesy Of Klagenfurt AC)

Fraser, Postma enjoying pro hockey life in Austria

Matt Fraser was training in early December in Red Deer, with his…

Red Deer natives Matt Fraser (left) and Paul Postma (right) have been playing this season with Klagenfurt Athletic Club in Austria. The duo have combined for 20 points in their first 11 games since joining the team in December. (Photo courtesy Of Klagenfurt AC)
Red Deer’s Shynelle Woroniuk is taking the next step in her volleyball career, committing to play for the University of Albany Great Danes next fall. The Great Danes play in the NCAA Division I. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Red Deer’s Shynelle Woroniuk lands spot at NCAA Divison I school

Woroniuk will play volleyball at University of Albany in New York next fall

Red Deer’s Shynelle Woroniuk is taking the next step in her volleyball career, committing to play for the University of Albany Great Danes next fall. The Great Danes play in the NCAA Division I. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)