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Rebels get first win of the season

The Red Deer Rebels finally posted their first Western Hockey League win on Saturday, slipping past the Calgary Hitmen 3-2 in overtime before 7,765 fans at the Saddledome and in the process ridding themselves of a rather cumbersome guest.

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Rebels fade after strong start

The Red Deer Rebels looked good very early, but slumped as the game progressed and were soundly defeated by the Edmonton Oil Kings in a Western Hockey League contest played before 3,956 fans on Sunday at Rexall Place.

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Rebels looking for improvement

The Red Deer Rebels would prefer to crack their Western Hockey League preseason goose-egg this weekend, but simply improving their quality of play will be the priority in tonight’s 7:30 p.m. meeting with the Edmonton Oil Kings at Lacombe.

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Boomgaarden making sizable impact with Rebels

His physical dimensions are impressive; Riley Boomgaarden now has to refine his abilities. Standing just a shade under six-foot-three and testing the scales at 210 pounds, it’s no surprise that the Red Deer Rebels prospect prefers to use his size to punish opposing forwards.

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“We’ve got two games under our belt

Wallin likes what he sees from Rebels prospects

A win is a bonus during the Western Hockey League exhibition season, which consists mostly of a series of games showcasing players who are either on the cusp of breaking into the league or are at least another year away.

“We’ve got two games under our belt
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Rebels looking to forget nightmare season

The 2011-12 Western Hockey League season was a virtual nightmare for the Red Deer Rebels, who are hoping the upcoming campaign will be one long, sweet dream in comparison.

Jesse Wallin

Rebels pleased to acquire defenceman

The Red Deer Rebels are hopeful that they addressed a definite need with the selection of Czech defenceman Jan Bittner in Wednesday’s Canadian Hockey League import draft.

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Rebels shop for defence in off season

Red Deer Rebels GM/head coach Jesse Wallin knows what he wants in Wednesday’s Canadian Hockey League import draft.

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Dumba drafted by Minnesota

The Minnesota Wild felt that Mathew Dumba was (a) exactly what they were looking for in Friday’s NHL entry draft or (b) the best player available at No. 7.

Jesse Wallin and his wife Jennifer are helping to host a concussion awareness symposium at Westerner Park on June 9.

Rebels coach Jesse Wallin attends concussion conference

Red Deer Rebels head coach Jesse Wallin knew he was in trouble the day he picked up a hockey stick and trashed his garage.

Jesse Wallin and his wife Jennifer are helping to host a concussion awareness symposium at Westerner Park on June 9.

Rebels prepare for prospects camp

A mixture of bantam draft picks and list players will be evaluated by the Red Deer Rebels scouting staff Friday to Sunday at the Penhold Multiplex.

Rebels happy to land Musil at WHL draft

Randy Peterson isn’t convinced that the Seattle Thunderbirds got the best player in Thursday’s Western Hockey League bantam draft at Calgary.

Award surprise to Petrovic

A standout season put Alex Petrovic in good stead to win the Western Hockey League defenceman of the year award, but he didn’t necessarily see it coming.

Prospects working hard with Contacts

As Red Deer Rebels draft picks, Vukie Mpofu and Rod Southam are studiously working toward their goal of one day suiting up with the Western Hockey League club.

Joel Topping takes a shot during the midget AAA Red Deer Rebels practice at the Penhold Multi-Plex

Joel Topping invaluable to Rebels

The Lethbridge Hurricanes decided last fall that Joel Topping wasn’t quite ready for prime time Western Hockey League duty.

Joel Topping takes a shot during the midget AAA Red Deer Rebels practice at the Penhold Multi-Plex
“We’ve got two games under our belt

Canada meets Denmark in under-18 world hockey

After some travel headaches and exhibition wins over Germany and the Czech Republic, Canada kicks off the world under-18 hockey championship Thursday against Denmark.

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Year of adversity is over for Rebels

Some would call it a wasted season, a season in which the Red Deer Rebels were among the WHL’s top teams through the first two months and then were blind-sided with a severe rash of injuries that left the club short of a playoff berth.

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Rebels, veterans part ways

They came, they played, they left. And they won’t be forgotten any time soon.

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Rebels coach going to worlds

Jesse Wallin’s season isn’t over yet.

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Rebels impress coach with win

Rebels 4 Tigers 2 MEDICINE HAT — Red Deer Rebels GM/head coach Jesse Wallin watched his team perform from a different vantage point Tuesday and he enjoyed the view.

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