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Adam Kambeitz felt like he was blind-sided. Was he complaining? Not a chance.
The Red Deer Rebels are riding a five-game winning streak, but a successful team’s work is never done.
Red Deer Rebel hockey players looked like they were falling down drunk on Monday morning. Blame the goggles they were wearing.
The old rope-a-dope worked again. And this time it was an extreme example.
For a short time, at least, Stephen Hak wondered if his Western Hockey League career was over before it started. The Lethbridge Hurricanes saw Hak as a candidate to crack their roster this season, that is until the club drafted Swedish defenceman Albin Blomqvist in June’s CHL import draft and dropped the 17-year-old rearguard from their 50-man protected list.
Harbouring a grudge is never healthy, unless you’re a Western Hockey League team that fell well short of expectations the previous season.
For the Red Deer Rebels, it was more Medicine Hat misery. The Rebels, for whatever reason, had managed just one Western Hockey League win over the Medicine Hat Tigers in five meetings heading into Friday’s final regular-season meeting of the clubs.
Tonight’s visit by the Kootenay Ice might be precisely what the physician ordered in an attempt to snap the Red Deer Rebels out of their late-winter Western Hockey League doldrums.
One day after being named the WHL player of the week, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins took it to the next level Tuesday.
Call him a late bloomer. Or, at least, a late arrival.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins continues to evolve. A master playmaker through the course of this, his second Western Hockey League season, the Red Deer Rebels phenom is now starting to find the back of the net.
The shots on goal read 33-32 in favour of the Edmonton Oil Kings, suggesting that Saturday’s Western Hockey League contest at Rexall Place was decided by a bounce or two.
This time, the Red Deer Rebels prevailed in spite of themselves.
Goals have been hard to come by for Ryan Nugent-Hopkins this season, but the Red Deer Rebels forward isn’t worried.
On the seventh day they rested. The Red Deer Rebels were offered some leisure time Sunday, a reward for their 5-3 Western Hockey League win over the Tri-City American before 5,000 fans the night before at the Toyota Center in Kennewick. Wash.
The WHL Player of the Week is forward Andrej Kudrna of the Red Deer Rebels.
As a member of the Everett Silvertips, Byron Froese had seen plenty of the perennial Western Hockey League powerhouse Vancouver Giants over the past two seasons.
Darcy Kuemper turned aside 31 shots and earned first-star status Saturday as the Red Deer Rebels snapped a two-game Western Hockey League losing streak with a 4-2 win over the Spokane Chiefs.
An inability to cash in offensively and a late defensive miscue added up to a Western Hockey League loss for the Red Deer Rebels Friday at the Cranbrook Recreation Complex.
The idea was hatched 18 months ago and the end result debuted Oct. 2 when the Red Deer Rebels hosted the Medicine Hat Tigers.