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Chicago Blackhawks' Jake McCabe (6) tries to stop Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid (97) during second period NHL action in Edmonton on Saturday January 28, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Connor McDavid continuing to raise the bar: ‘We need to talk about it more’

Jay Woodcroft is in a unique position. The Edmonton Oilers head coach…

Chicago Blackhawks' Jake McCabe (6) tries to stop Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid (97) during second period NHL action in Edmonton on Saturday January 28, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Red Deer Rebels forward Frantisek Formanek just misses the net on a two-on-one rush against the Regina Pats Tuesday night at the Peavey Mart Centrium. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Red Deer Rebels forward Frantisek Formanek just misses the net on a two-on-one rush against the Regina Pats Tuesday night at the Peavey Mart Centrium. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
The new Servus Arena in Red Deer will be home to the Hlinka Gretzky Cup in August. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Red Deer to host Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling event in 2024

Red Deer is set to play host to a major curling event…

The new Servus Arena in Red Deer will be home to the Hlinka Gretzky Cup in August. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
RDP Kings Dylan Esau passes the puck in the offensive zone against the Portage College Voyageurs Saturday afternoon at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)

Sports schedule Feb.1 – 5

Sports schedule for Red Deer this week

RDP Kings Dylan Esau passes the puck in the offensive zone against the Portage College Voyageurs Saturday afternoon at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Regina Pats forward Connor Bedard fights for position against Red Deer Rebels Kai Uchacz during a matchup in October earlier this season. (Photo by Rob Wallator/ Red Deer Rebels)
Regina Pats forward Connor Bedard fights for position against Red Deer Rebels Kai Uchacz during a matchup in October earlier this season. (Photo by Rob Wallator/ Red Deer Rebels)
RDP Kings outside hitter Colby Nemeth hits a ball past a pair of SAIT Trojans blockers on Saturday night in Alberta Colleges Athletic Association action. (Photo courtesy RDP Athletics)

Red Deer Polytechnic Kings volleyball run winning streak to 13

Both the Red Deer Polytechnic Kings and Queens volleyball teams had a…

RDP Kings outside hitter Colby Nemeth hits a ball past a pair of SAIT Trojans blockers on Saturday night in Alberta Colleges Athletic Association action. (Photo courtesy RDP Athletics)
Red Deer Rebels forward Jace Isley makes a move in the offensive zone Saturday night against the Winnipeg Ice at the Peavey Mart Centrium. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)

Rebels lose to league-best Winnipeg Ice 5-1

Powerplay goals in second period sink Rebels

Red Deer Rebels forward Jace Isley makes a move in the offensive zone Saturday night against the Winnipeg Ice at the Peavey Mart Centrium. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Former Red Deer Rebels colour commentator Mike Moller, left, was inducted into the Lethbridge Hurricanes hall of fame on Friday. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)
Former Red Deer Rebels colour commentator Mike Moller, left, was inducted into the Lethbridge Hurricanes hall of fame on Friday. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)
RDP Kings forward Jacob Kendall heads towards the net against the Portage College Voyageurs Saturday afternoon at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
RDP Kings forward Jacob Kendall heads towards the net against the Portage College Voyageurs Saturday afternoon at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Red Deer Rebels forward Jhett Larsen (23) digs for a rebound as Saskatoon Blades goaltender Ethan Chadwick tries to cover up the puck during a game between the two teams at the Peavey Mart Centrium Friday evening. (Photo by Sean McIntosh)

Kelsey leads Red Deer Rebels to 5-1 win over Saskatoon Blades

Rebels 5 Blades 1 Kyle Kelsey stopped 34 of 35 shots as…

Red Deer Rebels forward Jhett Larsen (23) digs for a rebound as Saskatoon Blades goaltender Ethan Chadwick tries to cover up the puck during a game between the two teams at the Peavey Mart Centrium Friday evening. (Photo by Sean McIntosh)
Red Deer’s Rebecca Smith, who swims for the University of Calgary Dinos had a banner year in 2021-22 and was named a top 8 Academic All-Canadians for the 2021-22 season by U SPORTS. (Photo by Swimming Canada)

Trio of Red Deer athletes earn top U SPORTS honours

Rebecca Smith, Eric Lutz and Shae Demale were named top 8 Academic All-Canadians

Red Deer’s Rebecca Smith, who swims for the University of Calgary Dinos had a banner year in 2021-22 and was named a top 8 Academic All-Canadians for the 2021-22 season by U SPORTS. (Photo by Swimming Canada)
Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell warms up before the CFL western semi-final football game against the B.C. Lions in Vancouver on Sunday, November 6, 2022. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced Tuesday that Mitchell has signed a three-year deal with the club. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Hamilton Tiger-Cats sign veteran quarterback Mitchell to three-year deal

Bo Levi Mitchell is a Hamilton Tiger-Cat. The veteran quarterback signed a…

Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell warms up before the CFL western semi-final football game against the B.C. Lions in Vancouver on Sunday, November 6, 2022. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced Tuesday that Mitchell has signed a three-year deal with the club. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Red Deer Polytechnic Queens basketball coach Avery Johnson talks to his team during a time out Friday night against the Briercrest College Clippers at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)

RDP Kings, Queens basketball win at home

Red Deer Polytechnic had a successful weekend against the Ambrose University Lions…

Red Deer Polytechnic Queens basketball coach Avery Johnson talks to his team during a time out Friday night against the Briercrest College Clippers at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
The RDP Kings relay team was able to capture a pair of medals at the Running Room Grand Prix in Edmonton over the weekend. (Contributed photo)

Red Deer Polytechnic Queens, Kings shine at opening meet of indoor track season

The RDP Queens track team started 2023 with a bang. At the…

The RDP Kings relay team was able to capture a pair of medals at the Running Room Grand Prix in Edmonton over the weekend. (Contributed photo)
Team Skrlik edged Casey Scheidegger 9-8 in Wetaskiwin to win the provincial championship. (Twitter photo)

Red Deer’s Brittany Tran, team Skrlik win Alberta provincial title

Alberta’s Kayla Skrlik and New Brunswick’s Andrea Kelly won their respective provincial…

Team Skrlik edged Casey Scheidegger 9-8 in Wetaskiwin to win the provincial championship. (Twitter photo)
Red Deer Rebels forward Frantisek Formanek scores on a breakaway against the Calgary Hitmen Thursday night at the Peavey Mart Centrium. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)

Rebels come up short against Hitmen

Hitmen 4 Rebels 2 Three games in three nights might have caught…

Red Deer Rebels forward Frantisek Formanek scores on a breakaway against the Calgary Hitmen Thursday night at the Peavey Mart Centrium. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Red Deer Rebels forward Kai Uchacz heads up ice against the Brandon Wheat Kings Saturday night in Western Hockey League action. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Red Deer Rebels forward Kai Uchacz heads up ice against the Brandon Wheat Kings Saturday night in Western Hockey League action. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
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