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GUSTAFSON: Covering Hlinka a dream that became reality

It’s a privilege to be able to represent your country on an…

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Red Deer Riggers lose to the St. Albert Tigers 4-1 in a do or die game three of the Sunburst Baseball League semi-finals. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Red Deer Riggers lose to the St. Albert Tigers 4-1 in a do or die game three of the Sunburst Baseball League semi-finals. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
The Red Deer Pickleball Club is hosting its annual Open tournament as a fundraiser for the club. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
The Red Deer Pickleball Club is hosting its annual Open tournament as a fundraiser for the club. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
The U18 AAA CarStar Braves will represent Alberta at the Western Canadian Baseball Championships next week. They qualified after losing to the St. Albert Cardinals in the Baseball Alberta Elite League Provincial Championship game. (Photo by Baseball Alberta/ Twitter)
The U18 AAA CarStar Braves will represent Alberta at the Western Canadian Baseball Championships next week. They qualified after losing to the St. Albert Cardinals in the Baseball Alberta Elite League Provincial Championship game. (Photo by Baseball Alberta/ Twitter)
Red Deer’s Rebecca Smith won three medals during the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. (Photo courtesy of Swimming Canada)
Red Deer’s Rebecca Smith won three medals during the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. (Photo courtesy of Swimming Canada)
File photo of the Sylvan Lake Gulls field during the home opener of the 2022 season. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)

Sylvan Lake Gulls advance to West Division Final

They defeated the Giants in two games

File photo of the Sylvan Lake Gulls field during the home opener of the 2022 season. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Buccaneers player Dario Nazarit returns a punt during a regular season game against the Edmonton Elite of the Alberta Football League at Great Chief Park. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Buccaneers player Dario Nazarit returns a punt during a regular season game against the Edmonton Elite of the Alberta Football League at Great Chief Park. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
The Red Deer Rebels acquired Craig Armstrong via trade from the Prince George Cougars. (Red Deer Rebels/ Twitter)

Red Deer Rebels trade for veteran forward

He was drafted by the Cougars in 2018

The Red Deer Rebels acquired Craig Armstrong via trade from the Prince George Cougars. (Red Deer Rebels/ Twitter)
Red Deer Riggers pitcher Josh Edwards was the starting pitcher for the Riggers in game one of the Sunburst League playoffs against the St. Albert Tigers on Monday. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)

Red Deer Riggers lose to Tigers in game one of playoffs

Red Deer will play in St. Albert Wednesday

Red Deer Riggers pitcher Josh Edwards was the starting pitcher for the Riggers in game one of the Sunburst League playoffs against the St. Albert Tigers on Monday. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Kaden Zarowny high-fives a teammate after he touched home plate to score the Sylvan Lake Gulls opening run in game one of the WCBL semi-final against the Fort McMurray Giants on Monday. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Kaden Zarowny high-fives a teammate after he touched home plate to score the Sylvan Lake Gulls opening run in game one of the WCBL semi-final against the Fort McMurray Giants on Monday. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Alberta won four medals to open the 2022 Canada Summer Games in Niagara, Ont. (Team Alberta photo)

Central Albertans medal on day 1 of Canada Summer Games

Team Alberta earns four medals to kick off event

Alberta won four medals to open the 2022 Canada Summer Games in Niagara, Ont. (Team Alberta photo)
Colorado Avalanche assistant coach Ray Bennett poses for a photo with a young fan with the Stanley Cup at Twins Arena in Innisfail on Monday. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)

Innisfail’s Ray Bennett brings the Stanley Cup home

Donations went to Innisfail Minor Hockey

Colorado Avalanche assistant coach Ray Bennett poses for a photo with a young fan with the Stanley Cup at Twins Arena in Innisfail on Monday. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Red Deer Rebel Kalan Lind lifts the Hlinka Gretzky Cup above his head following the gold medal game on Saturday. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Red Deer Rebel Kalan Lind lifts the Hlinka Gretzky Cup above his head following the gold medal game on Saturday. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Team Finland poses for a team picture after winning the bronze medal on Saturday at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup at the Peavey Mart Centrium. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Team Finland poses for a team picture after winning the bronze medal on Saturday at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup at the Peavey Mart Centrium. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Sweden forward Edvin Nilsson and Czechia forward Adam Csabi skate up ice during the Hlinka Gretzky Cup semi-final Friday night at the Peavey Mart Centrium. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)

Sweden to play Canada in gold medal game Saturday

With a trip to the gold medal game on the line, Team…

Sweden forward Edvin Nilsson and Czechia forward Adam Csabi skate up ice during the Hlinka Gretzky Cup semi-final Friday night at the Peavey Mart Centrium. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Canadian Kalan Lind gets a shot off Finish goaltender Eemil Vinni during the Hlinka Gretzky Cup semi-finals at the Peavey Mart Centrium. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)

Canada advances to the gold medal game at Hlinka

Ratzlaff completed the game with 23 saves

Canadian Kalan Lind gets a shot off Finish goaltender Eemil Vinni during the Hlinka Gretzky Cup semi-finals at the Peavey Mart Centrium. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
The Red Deer Riggers are battling the St. Albert Tigers in the Sunburst Baseball League playoffs. (Advocate File Photo)
The Red Deer Riggers are battling the St. Albert Tigers in the Sunburst Baseball League playoffs. (Advocate File Photo)