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Jay Kirkham had the start for the Riggers versus the Sherwood Park Athletics Friday night. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Jay Kirkham had the start for the Riggers versus the Sherwood Park Athletics Friday night. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Lacombe’s Brady McKinlay plays golf at Utah Valley University. (Photo by Alberta Golf)
Lacombe’s Brady McKinlay plays golf at Utah Valley University. (Photo by Alberta Golf)
Brett Wold was named the head coach of Team Alberta U18 Female hockey team. (Contributed photo)
Brett Wold was named the head coach of Team Alberta U18 Female hockey team. (Contributed photo)
File photo of the Sylvan Lake Gulls field during the home opener of the 2022 season. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
File photo of the Sylvan Lake Gulls field during the home opener of the 2022 season. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
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Canadian forward Dylan Cozens chips a puck past Nick Malik in the Czech Republic net on Saturday in a Hlinka Gretzky Cup pre-tournament game. The Czech Republic managed to knock off Canada 4-3 in the exciting contest. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Canadian forward Dylan Cozens chips a puck past Nick Malik in the Czech Republic net on Saturday in a Hlinka Gretzky Cup pre-tournament game. The Czech Republic managed to knock off Canada 4-3 in the exciting contest. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Medicine Hat Tigers goaltender Garin Bjorklund stops Red Deer Rebels forward Arshdeep Bains during Western Hockey League action at the Peavey Mart Centrium Saturday night. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Medicine Hat Tigers goaltender Garin Bjorklund stops Red Deer Rebels forward Arshdeep Bains during Western Hockey League action at the Peavey Mart Centrium Saturday night. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Athletes from Raiders Tennis at the Red Deer Tennis Club posed for a photo. (Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School/ Facebook)
Athletes from Raiders Tennis at the Red Deer Tennis Club posed for a photo. (Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School/ Facebook)
Rebels sign 2020 draft pick Carson Birnie to WHL Standard Player Agreement. (Submitted photo/ Red Deer Rebels)

2020 eighth-round draft pick signs with Rebels

Carson Birnie was selected 160th overall

Rebels sign 2020 draft pick Carson Birnie to WHL Standard Player Agreement. (Submitted photo/ Red Deer Rebels)
Ty Boudreau got the home opener nod from his head coach as starting pitcher. (Photo by: Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)

Sylvan Lake Gulls shutout by Dawgs in home opener

Gulls lose home in front of sold-out crowd

Ty Boudreau got the home opener nod from his head coach as starting pitcher. (Photo by: Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Red Deer Riggers second baseman, Mason Love-Hollman, 19, is having a blast playing for the team he grew up watching. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Red Deer Riggers second baseman, Mason Love-Hollman, 19, is having a blast playing for the team he grew up watching. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Red Deer Vipers director of media, marketing, and sponsorship Brady Sim (left), general manager Dale Scott (middle) and new head coach Fred Jones pose for a photo at a press conference Wednesday at Servus Arena. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)

Former Red Deer Viper steps in as new head coach

Fred Jones coached in minor hockey for 10 years

Red Deer Vipers director of media, marketing, and sponsorship Brady Sim (left), general manager Dale Scott (middle) and new head coach Fred Jones pose for a photo at a press conference Wednesday at Servus Arena. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Brooks Bandits lifting the Centennial Cup. (Brooks Bandits/ Twitter/ Murnaghan Photo)

Central Albertans win national Junior A title with Brooks Bandits

Josh Zinger and Noah Hackett helped Brooks go undefeated at nationals

Brooks Bandits lifting the Centennial Cup. (Brooks Bandits/ Twitter/ Murnaghan Photo)
Bayern's Alphonso Davies, front, duels for the ball with Stuttgart's Omar Marmoush during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayern Munich and Stuttgart, at the Allianz Arena, in Munich, Germany, Sunday, May 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Michael Probst )

Panama replaces Iran as Canada opponent in World Cup warmup

61st-ranked country will be opponent now for Sunday match in Vancouver

Bayern's Alphonso Davies, front, duels for the ball with Stuttgart's Omar Marmoush during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayern Munich and Stuttgart, at the Allianz Arena, in Munich, Germany, Sunday, May 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Michael Probst )
The Sylvan Lake Gulls show off their uniforms during media day Monday at the ball park. (Photo by: Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
The Sylvan Lake Gulls show off their uniforms during media day Monday at the ball park. (Photo by: Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
The Red Deer Rebels have signed their second pick from the 2022 WHL Prospects draft, Matthew Gard to a standard player agreement. (Photo courtesy of Red Deer Rebels)

Red Deer Rebels sign 2022 2nd round pick Matthew Gard

The six-foot-two, 160-pound forward is from Winnipeg

The Red Deer Rebels have signed their second pick from the 2022 WHL Prospects draft, Matthew Gard to a standard player agreement. (Photo courtesy of Red Deer Rebels)
Finland’s Sakari Manninen reacts to his game-winning goal during the Hockey World Championship final match between Finland and Canada, Sunday May 29, 2022, in Tampere, Finland. Finland won 4-3 in overtime. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Martin Meissner

Finland defeats Canada in overtime 4-3 to win world hockey championship

Canada took Finland into overtime with 2 last-minute goals, before losing

Finland’s Sakari Manninen reacts to his game-winning goal during the Hockey World Championship final match between Finland and Canada, Sunday May 29, 2022, in Tampere, Finland. Finland won 4-3 in overtime. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Martin Meissner
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Jason Spezza speaks to the media after being eliminated in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs during a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Spezza announced his retirement Sunday after a 19-season NHL career. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Veteran forward Jason Spezza announces retirement, will join Maple Leafs front office

Spezza played with the Senators and Dallas Stars before joing the Leafs in 2019

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Jason Spezza speaks to the media after being eliminated in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs during a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Spezza announced his retirement Sunday after a 19-season NHL career. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
15-year-old Owen Gadiano poses for a picture at the Western Canadian Karate Championships. (Photo by: Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)

‘Martial arts is definitely the way to go’: Competitors meet in Red Deer for karate championships

Red Deer resident Owen Gadiano explains his passion for martial arts at the Western Canadian Karate Championships

15-year-old Owen Gadiano poses for a picture at the Western Canadian Karate Championships. (Photo by: Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
The Red Deer Riggers are battling the Edmonton Cubs in the Sunburst Baseball League final. Advocate File Photo)

Riggers lose on the road in St. Albert on walk-off homerun

Riggers lose to St. Albert Tigers and move to 3-2 on the season.

The Red Deer Riggers are battling the Edmonton Cubs in the Sunburst Baseball League final. Advocate File Photo)