With the Red Deer Rebels settling into “suite life” at the Westerner Park Centrium, they’ve got some experts on their side to help with mealtime.
The WHL team decided to use a protected environment inside the rink to house the players for the shortened 24-game season and with that, they’ve also welcomed some culinary experts.
Points West Living kitchen staff have taken up a temporary home in the Centrium kitchen after there was shut down in their kitchen during construction.
The kitchen staff is working out of their new home, whipping up meals and delivering them back to PWL community members.
The Rebels asked if it was possible to churn out for the 25-players who will be quarantined at the rink for the next several months and it was an easy answer for PWL Red Deer general manager Tracy Elliot.
“They said they’re more concerned about filling the players up than any fine dining. I said I could relate since I raised three sons,” said Elliot in a press release.
“I mentioned that our cook will be doing baking so there may be some sweet treats available. They were very excited about that as they want to try and make this as much like a home setting as they can for these guys.”
The Rebels will drop the puck on the WHL season on Feb. 26 at home, with a divisional clash against the Medicine Hat Tigers. Only the five Alberta teams will compete in the Central Division this season.