Rebels

Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff                                Red Deer Rebel Evan Polei attempts to deflect a shot past Edmonton Oil Kings goaltender Patrick Dea earlier this season.

Rebels look for continual improvement to end regular season

The Red Deer Rebels will need to find a little bit of…

Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff                                Red Deer Rebel Evan Polei attempts to deflect a shot past Edmonton Oil Kings goaltender Patrick Dea earlier this season.
File photo by JEFF STOKOE/Advocate staff                                Red Deer Rebels Evan Polei sported a solid playoff beard last season and expects to grow one again this year. Here the forward is pictured fighting with Lethbridge Hurricane Igor Merezhko from earlier this season. The Rebels and Hurricanes will meet in the opening round of the Western Hockey League playoffs.

From peach fuzz to Yeti: breaking down the Red Deer Rebels playoff beard chances

It’s been only a few days since the Red Deer Rebels earned a spot in the post season

File photo by JEFF STOKOE/Advocate staff                                Red Deer Rebels Evan Polei sported a solid playoff beard last season and expects to grow one again this year. Here the forward is pictured fighting with Lethbridge Hurricane Igor Merezhko from earlier this season. The Rebels and Hurricanes will meet in the opening round of the Western Hockey League playoffs.
Rebels clinch third in central with win over Hitmen

Rebels clinch third in central with win over Hitmen

The Red Deer Rebels look like a well-oiled machine at the perfect time of the year.

Rebels clinch third in central with win over Hitmen
Rebels clinch playoff spot with win in Medicine Hat

Rebels clinch playoff spot with win in Medicine Hat

The Red Deer Rebels scored four third period goals in just two minutes and 15 seconds

Rebels clinch playoff spot with win in Medicine Hat
Red Deer Rebels forward Lane Zablocki (left) had four points in 6-1 win over the Kootenay Ice Saturday night at the Centrium. (Photo by Byron Hackett/Advocate Staff)

Rebels melt Ice in 6-1 win

Lane Zablocki is enjoying a coming out party with the Red Deer Rebels

Red Deer Rebels forward Lane Zablocki (left) had four points in 6-1 win over the Kootenay Ice Saturday night at the Centrium. (Photo by Byron Hackett/Advocate Staff)
Rebels earn vital 4-1 win over Ice

Rebels earn vital 4-1 win over Ice

The Red Deer Rebels picked up a crucial victory in Cranbrook

Rebels earn vital 4-1 win over Ice
File Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff                                Red Deer Rebels Adam Musil and Evan Polei celebrate Musil’s first period goal against the Prince George Cougars in January.

Red Deer Rebels search within to fill the absence of captain Adam Musil

The Red Deer Rebels resorted to no deep symbolism or sympathy with the loss of their captain

File Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff                                Red Deer Rebels Adam Musil and Evan Polei celebrate Musil’s first period goal against the Prince George Cougars in January.
Red Deer Rebels drop second straight in overtime

Red Deer Rebels drop second straight in overtime

The Red Deer Rebels lost 2-1 to Saskatoon Blades Tuesday night at home

Red Deer Rebels drop second straight in overtime
Red Deer Rebel Brandon Schuldhaus carries the puck behind his teams goal with Swift Current Bronco Glenn Gawdin giving chase during first period WHL Hockey action in Red Deer Friday night. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)

Rebels give up lead late and fall to Swift Current in overtime

The Red Deer Rebels roller coaster ride to the playoffs continued

Red Deer Rebel Brandon Schuldhaus carries the puck behind his teams goal with Swift Current Bronco Glenn Gawdin giving chase during first period WHL Hockey action in Red Deer Friday night. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)
Rebels bounce back with big 7-2 win over Calgary

Rebels bounce back with big 7-2 win over Calgary

The Red Deer Rebels were determined not to let another lead get away Sunday afternoon.

Rebels bounce back with big 7-2 win over Calgary
Rebels give up six unanswered goals in 6-3 loss to Calgary

Rebels give up six unanswered goals in 6-3 loss to Calgary

The Red Deer Rebels absolutely imploded in the third period on Saturday

Rebels give up six unanswered goals in 6-3 loss to Calgary
Red Deer Rebels owner, general manager and head coach Brent Sutter leads a practice Thursday at the Kinex. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)

Youth movement being served on Rebels’ defence

The Red Deer Rebels have been forced to dress an unusual amount of rookies on defence this season.

Red Deer Rebels owner, general manager and head coach Brent Sutter leads a practice Thursday at the Kinex. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)
Rebels get a point but lose eighth in a row.
Rebels get a point but lose eighth in a row.
Red Deer Rebels suffer seventh straight loss in Portland

Red Deer Rebels suffer seventh straight loss in Portland

Winterhawks 4 Rebels 3 Slow starts are beginning to sound like a…

Red Deer Rebels suffer seventh straight loss in Portland
Red Deer Rebels battle tough with Regina Pats but fall 4-3 in OT

Red Deer Rebels battle tough with Regina Pats but fall 4-3 in OT

Rebels take one point off league leading Regina Pats

Red Deer Rebels battle tough with Regina Pats but fall 4-3 in OT
Rebels take too many penalties and fall to Swift Current Broncos

Rebels take too many penalties and fall to Swift Current Broncos

Spending more than half a period in the penalty box makes it…

Rebels take too many penalties and fall to Swift Current Broncos
Confidence growing everyday for Red Deer Rebels forward Akash Bains

Confidence growing everyday for Red Deer Rebels forward Akash Bains

In his first WHL game this season, Red Deer Rebels forward Akash Bains also scored his first goal.

Confidence growing everyday for Red Deer Rebels forward Akash Bains
Red Deer Rebels embarrassed in 7-3 loss to Lethbridge Hurricanes

Red Deer Rebels embarrassed in 7-3 loss to Lethbridge Hurricanes

Brent Sutter rarely steps off the back stoop of the Red Deer Rebels bench

Red Deer Rebels embarrassed in 7-3 loss to Lethbridge Hurricanes
Red Deer Rebels pull off 6-3 win in Prince Albert

Red Deer Rebels pull off 6-3 win in Prince Albert

Rebels 6 Raiders 3 The Red Deer Rebels stumped the red-hot Prince…

Red Deer Rebels pull off 6-3 win in Prince Albert
Rebels fall 3-2 in tough overtime loss to Lethbridge

Rebels fall 3-2 in tough overtime loss to Lethbridge

The Red Deer Rebels lost to central division rival Lethbridge Hurricanes 3-2 on Wednesday night.

Rebels fall 3-2 in tough overtime loss to Lethbridge