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Rebels add defenceman Schneider in trade with Blades

Schneider has eight points in 78 games
Red Deer Rebels defenceman Hunter Mayo battles with Marek Schneider for a loose puck last season when Schneider was a member of the Saskatoon Blades. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

The Red Deer Rebels have bolstered their blueline after a trade with the Saskatoon Blades.

On Wednesday the Rebels announced they’ve acquired defenceman Marek Schneider from the Blades. In return Red Deer has sent a fourth-round pick at the 2023 Western Hockey League (WHL) Prospects Draft, and a conditional fourth-round selection at the 2026 WHL Prospects Draft.

Schneider, who is a native of Prince Albert, Sask. has eight points in 78 games with the Blades. This season in 14 games he has contributed a goal and an assist on the backend.

The 19-year-old was picked 30th overall in round two of the 2018 WHL Prospects Draft and is the younger brother of New York Rangers defenceman Braden Schneider. Standing six feet two inches tall and approximately 196 pounds the Rebels have added depth and size to a defensive core who have been playing with just six defenceman.

Ian Gustafson

About the Author: Ian Gustafson

Ian began his journalism career as a reporter in Prince Albert, Sask. for the last three years, and was born and raised in Saskatchewan.
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