The Red Deer Rebels celebrate a win, without fans in the stands during a WHL game this season. The Rebels spent the entire 24-game season, over 85 days living in the Westerner Park Centrium. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Red Deer Rebels release home dates for 2021-22 WHL season

The Red Deer Rebels will play the first of 34 home games in the 2021-22 WHL season on Oct. 2.

Red Deer will host the Edmonton Oil Kings that night and will only play Eastern Conference opponents during the season.

Only one home game in the first half of the year will be played at 4 p.m. on Dec. 4, with all the rest set for 7 p.m. at the Westerner Park Centrium.

Dec. 17 is the last home game before the 2022 World Junior Hockey Championships, which will be split between Edmonton and Red Deer. The Rebels will return to the Centrium on Jan. 7.

The full eastern conference schedule will be released at a later date.

With NHL participation in the 2022 Olympics not yet decided, arena availability in Edmonton and Calgary may be impacted and some Rebels’ home dates could change.

Saturday, Oct. 2 Edmonton

Friday, Oct. 8 Medicine Hat

Saturday, Oct. 16 Calgary

Friday, Oct. 22 Lethbridge

Saturday, Oct. 23 Brandon

Tuesday, Oct. 26 Winnipeg

Saturday, Oct. 30 Edmonton

Friday, Nov. 19 Calgary

Saturday, Nov. 20 Prince Albert

Friday, Nov. 26 Saskatoon

Saturday, Nov. 27 Regina

Friday, Dec. 3 Moose Jaw

Sunday, Dec. 5 (4pm) Calgary

Saturday, Dec. 11 Medicine Hat

Wednesday, Dec. 15 Swift Current

Friday, Dec. 17 Calgary

Friday, Jan. 7 Edmonton

Saturday, Jan. 8 Lethbridge

Wednesday, Jan. 12 Prince Albert

Friday, Jan. 14 Brandon

Saturday, Jan. 22 Moose Jaw

Friday, Jan. 28 Swift Current

Saturday, Jan. 29 Lethbridge

Friday, Feb. 11 Edmonton

Friday, Feb. 18 Saskatoon

Saturday, Feb. 19 Winnipeg

Friday, Feb. 25 Prince Albert

Saturday, Feb. 26 Regina

Friday, Mar. 11 Medicine Hat

Tuesday, Mar. 15 Saskatoon

Saturday, Mar. 19 Lethbridge

Friday, Mar. 25 Medicine Hat

Saturday, Mar. 26 Swift Current

Saturday, Apr. 2 Edmonton