Red Deer Rebel goaltender Lasse Petersen was named the team’s starting goalie after Riley Lamb went down with an injury. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)

Petersen named Rebels starting goalie for season opener

Petersen named Rebels starting goalie for season opener

In a weird way, it turns out Rebels GM/head coach Brent Sutter did his best Nostradamus impression this training camp.

All along, the bench boss insisted his goalie situation would work itself out.

Earlier this week it did.

Starter Riley Lamb injured his thumb in practice and is expected to miss up to six weeks.

Enter returning 20-year-old netminder Lasse Petersen.

“Being a 20-year-old guy, that’s what you play for. There’s challenges every day in this business,” said Associate coach Jeff Truitt.

“Our trust is in Lasse for sure, and (Ethan) Anders is a guy who learns as the season goes on, but he’s another quality goaltender as well. Goaltender is one thing, but you have to have the entire group ahead of you playing well.”

Petersen split starts down the middle with Lamb last season and was expected to at least play backup until Lamb got injured this week.

Last season, the Herning, Denmark, native had a goals against average of 3.25 and a .896 save percentage through 40 games played.

In just two preseason games this year, he has a minuscule 1.50 GAA and a .941 SV%.

Puck drops on the regular season Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Centrium.

Just Posted

Contentious cannabis production facility clears another planning hurdle

190,000-square-foot facility to be built in Blindman Industrial Park

Downtown Red Deer businesses concerned non-profit will move into prominent Ross Street space

Concern builds over John Howard Society converting a retail bay into office space

Red Deer County allows more urban hens

Five urban hen permits now allowed in hamlets, up from two

Red Deer high schools considering fines to stem ‘epidemic’ of student vaping

They are considering applying city no-smoking bylaw on school grounds

High Level and central Alberta fire serve as reminder to Red Deerians to be prepared

Central Alberta hamlet of Marlboro was on evacuation alert over the weekend

Dogs and drugs don’t mix: Red Deer business wants to leave downtown after 18 years

One business owner is done with downtown Red Deer after 18 years.… Continue reading

Cast your votes for the Best of Red Deer

Nominations for the Best of Red Deer Readers’ Choice Awards are officially… Continue reading

Lowry scores 25 as Raptors even up series against Bucks with 120-102 win

Raptors 120, Bucks 102 (Best-of-seven series tied 2-2) TORONTO — Kyle Lowry… Continue reading

Hiker and his dog lived off the land while lost in Alaska

FAIRBANKS, Alaska — A hiker and his dog ate berries and moss… Continue reading

“Fun Guy” Kawhi the latest example of NBA branding

TORONTO — Kawhi Leonard’s likeness looks down from some 10 storeys high… Continue reading

Tarantino is back in Cannes, 25 years after ‘Pulp Fiction’

CANNES, France — Twenty-five years after premiering “Pulp Fiction” in Cannes, Quentin… Continue reading

Gordon Lightfoot on starring in a ‘legacy’ documentary about himself

TORONTO — Gordon Lightfoot didn’t need much convincing when filmmakers approached him… Continue reading

Burger King to expand sales of new meatless burger to Europe

COPENHAGEN — Burger King will launch in Sweden a version of its… Continue reading

Most Read