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Rebels get win on Rustlers throwback night

It was important to Brent Sutter that his Red Deer Rustlers — err, Rebels — show their best stuff before a large gathering Saturday at the Centrium. Their 4-2 come-from-behind Western Hockey League victory over the Prince Albert Raiders was a bonus.

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Volek rounding into form

Dominik Volek is gradually rounding into the type of player Brent Sutter envisioned when he acquired the rights to the Czech forward from the Regina Pats in December. Volek has been hampered somewhat by a hip flexor and inconsistent play, but has appeared to be on the upswing in recent games, including Tuesday’s 3-2 win over the visiting Pats when his shootout goal was the winner.

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Photo by JEFF STOKOE/Advocate staffRebels pic 2 --Regina pats Darian Henry and Red Deer Rebel Matt Bellerive clash during second period action at the Centrium Tuesday.

Rebels escape with win over Pats

The Red Deer Rebels have played down to the level of their opposition all too often this Western Hockey League season. That was the case again Tuesday, at least through two periods. But a strong push in the final frame got the Rebels to overtime and then a shootout, and eventually a 3-2 win over the Regina Pats before a recorded gathering of 4,221 at the Centrium.

Photo by JEFF STOKOE/Advocate staffRebels pic 2 --Regina pats Darian Henry and Red Deer Rebel Matt Bellerive clash during second period action at the Centrium Tuesday.

Rebels get set for big week

Coming off an emotional week in which the team mourned the loss of good friend Kale Williams, the Red Deer Rebels are now looking at a week of opportunities. Opportunities such as moving into fourth place in the WHL’s Eastern Conference and/or opening some space between themselves and their closest pursuers.

DePape gelling with Rebels

With the exception of the two goaltenders and hockey operations assistant Davis Claffey, Jordan DePape was alone on the Centrium ice Thursday. But he’ll be skating alongside his new teammates as early as next week.

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Rebels win one for Williams

They won it for Kale. With heavy hearts following the Sunday death of Kale Williams — the son of Red Deer Rebels vice-president of marketing and sales Dean Williams and a close friend of the players — the Rebels turned in a spirited performance and defeated the Prince George Cougars 4-1 in a WHL game Wednesday.

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Dieno dynamite for Rebels

There was a time, not so long ago, when Rhyse Dieno was in the ‘best-kept-secret’ category. My, how times have changed.

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Rebels finish trip with a loss

The Red Deer Rebels concluded a three-game Western Hockey League road trip on a losing note Saturday, but GM/head coach Brent Sutter said his team performed like a winner.

Musil a sure bet for the Rebels

The Red Deer Rebels have previous experience at striking out in the first round of the Western Hockey League bantam draft. Examples? Connor Redmond, just six years ago, and Kevin Labbe in 1997 come to mind.

Bartosak leads Rebels to win over Cougars

The Red Deer Rebels didn’t get off to the start they wanted on their road trip but were able to get the win thanks to great goaltending from Patrik Bartosak.

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Rebels head west on big trip

The Red Deer Rebels headed west this morning knowing that bringing nothing less than their A-game will suffice during a crucial, three-stop trip. But then, what else is new?

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Photo by JEFF STOKOE/Advocate staffRebels 3 --Kootenay Ice Jon Martin and Red Deer Rebel Brandon Underwood collide in front of Rebel goaltender Patrik Bartosak during first period action at the Centrium Thursday.

Rebels shoot down Ice

The Red Deer Rebels started fast and finished strong Thursday. They weren’t sharp at various points in between, but it all added up to a 6-2 Western Hockey League win over the Kootenay Ice between a gathering of 4,274 at the Centrium.

Photo by JEFF STOKOE/Advocate staffRebels 3 --Kootenay Ice Jon Martin and Red Deer Rebel Brandon Underwood collide in front of Rebel goaltender Patrik Bartosak during first period action at the Centrium Thursday.
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DePape recovery on track

Jordan DePape had an important meeting this morning and you can bet that his future team was interested in the discussion.

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Matthew Dumba

Back to ‘Dub life’ for Dumba

From a jetliner to the ol’ iron lung, Mathew Dumba’s means of transportation will take a sharp turn now that he’s back with the Red Deer Rebels.

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Rebels survive Hurricanes

The Red Deer Rebels and Lethbridge Hurricanes nearly ran out of time before putting some numbers on the scoreboard Saturday at the Centrium.

Dumba back from early season stint with Wild

Mathew Dumba was rather Wild about his brief NHL experience. The Rebels star defenceman was on his way back to Red Deer Sunday after spending two weeks with the Minnesota Wild, who kept him in the press box for four games but insisted he had earned his stay with a strong showing in training camp.

Rebels looking to rebound

The Red Deer Rebels were all about perspiration and concentration in practice this week while atoning for the error of their ways in their last two games.

Wild being patient with Dumba

The Red Deer Rebels were still awaiting word Thursday on star defenceman Mathew Dumba and his hopefully impending return from the Minnesota Wild. The question is, why?

Rebels focus on the details

Associate coach Jeff Truitt had a definite plan of attack while running the Red Deer Rebels practice session Tuesday at the Kinex.

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Rebels handed pair of losses

That impressive and well-deserved 4-1 win the Red Deer Rebels posted over the defending WHL champion Edmonton Oil Kings last Thursday? Well, that must seem like a month or more ago to the Rebels following a pair of weekend setbacks, including an ugly 3-1 loss at home to the Prince George Cougars Saturday.

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