Red Deer Rebels will play four games against the Calgary Hitmen and Lethbridge Hurricanes during the 2022-23 WHL pre-season. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Red Deer Rebels will play four games against the Calgary Hitmen and Lethbridge Hurricanes during the 2022-23 WHL pre-season. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Red Deer Rebels first pre-season game on Sept. 9

Rebels to play the Hitmen and Hurricanes

Red Deer Rebels fans excited for the return of hockey at the Centrium will not have to wait as the pre-season is set to begin in September.

The Western Hockey League (WHL) has announced the pre-season schedule as well as the regular season start date for the 2022-23 season.

Teams will drop the puck for the regular season on Friday, Sept. 23 after the pre-season concludes. The Rebels will play four games against Alberta teams before the regular season begins this fall.

Their first matchup of the pre-season will be against the Calgary Hitmen on Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Seven Chiefs Sportsplex in Calgary.

The next day on Sept. 10 the Hitmen will face the Rebels at the Peavey Mart Centrium at 7 p.m.

On Sept. 16 Red Deer will play the Lethbridge Hurricanes at 7 p.m. at the Enmax Centre and again on Sept. 17 in Red Deer at 7 p.m.

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