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Central Alberta Buccaneers runningback Isiah Lawrence avoids a tackle and scrambles for a first down last season against the Fort McMurray Monarchs. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Start of Central Alberta Bucs Alberta Football League season delayed

The regular season will now wrap on on Aug. 15

  • Mar 26, 2020
Central Alberta Buccaneers runningback Isiah Lawrence avoids a tackle and scrambles for a first down last season against the Fort McMurray Monarchs. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Wetaskiwin & County Sports Hall of Fame — 1981’s Men’s Volleyball Club to be honoured

Wetaskiwin & County Sports Hall of Fame — 1981’s Men’s Volleyball Club to be honoured

1981 Wetaskiwin Avalanche Juvenile men’s volleyball team is to be inducted.

  • Mar 20, 2020
Wetaskiwin & County Sports Hall of Fame — 1981’s Men’s Volleyball Club to be honoured
Carson Duggan skating for St.Lawrence University

Carson Duggan’s induction to the Wetaskiwin & County Sports Hall of Fame

Local athlete Carson Duggan is being celebrated for her achievements in her hockey career.

Carson Duggan skating for St.Lawrence University
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The Spokane Chiefs scored in the first period against the Red Deer Rebels on March 6, 2020. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
The Spokane Chiefs scored in the first period against the Red Deer Rebels on March 6, 2020. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
Marilyn Snedden is being inducted into the Wetaskiwin & County Sports Hall of Fame. (Photo submitted)
Marilyn Snedden is being inducted into the Wetaskiwin & County Sports Hall of Fame. (Photo submitted)
PHOTOS: Sledz and Treadz 2nd annual Poker Rally

PHOTOS: Sledz and Treadz 2nd annual Poker Rally

Ma-Me-O Beach Community Hall filled with positive energy and excitement from the volunteers

PHOTOS: Sledz and Treadz 2nd annual Poker Rally
It was a rough ride for Jayden Grubbe and the Red Deer Rebels against the Edmonton Oil Kings on Feb. 29, 2020. (Todd Colin Vaughan /LACOMBE EXPRESS)

Oil Kings shutout Rebels 4-0

Rebels win streak ended after four games

It was a rough ride for Jayden Grubbe and the Red Deer Rebels against the Edmonton Oil Kings on Feb. 29, 2020. (Todd Colin Vaughan /LACOMBE EXPRESS)
Allen York was drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League and he played professional hockey for six years in the NHL, the American Hockey League and the East Coast Hockey League. He also played for Team Canada in the Spengler Cup. (Photo submitted)

Wetaskiwin-born Allen York heading to Wetaskiwin County Sports Hall of Fame

York was drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets and played professional hockey for 6 years

Allen York was drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League and he played professional hockey for six years in the NHL, the American Hockey League and the East Coast Hockey League. He also played for Team Canada in the Spengler Cup. (Photo submitted)
Two goals by Ben King pushes Rebels over Tri-city

Two goals by Ben King pushes Rebels over Tri-city

7-5 game a high-scoring, runaway according to Rebels forward Chris Douglas

Two goals by Ben King pushes Rebels over Tri-city
Red Deer Rebels goalie Byron Fancy turned away this open shot by Chase Wheatcroft during their Feb. 5 contest. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
Red Deer Rebels goalie Byron Fancy turned away this open shot by Chase Wheatcroft during their Feb. 5 contest. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
Red Deer Rebels Chris Douglas celebrated a first period goal against the Brandon Wheat Kings on Jan. 29. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)

Rebel Ben King scores huge winner in 5-4 final against Brandon

Rebels bounce back after pair of 5-2 losses against Hitmen

Red Deer Rebels Chris Douglas celebrated a first period goal against the Brandon Wheat Kings on Jan. 29. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
Red Deer Rebel Keaton Sorenson drove in on Prince Albert Raider Netmind Carter Serhyenko early in the first period during their game on Jan. 18, 2020. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
Red Deer Rebel Keaton Sorenson drove in on Prince Albert Raider Netmind Carter Serhyenko early in the first period during their game on Jan. 18, 2020. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
Kaurna Boomerang ice hockey team players Jasmine Harding and Michael Burgoyne. Web photos

UPDATE: Game cancelled due to Boomerangs unsanctioned

The Kaurna Boomerangs are making their international debut in Alberta Jan. 13

Kaurna Boomerang ice hockey team players Jasmine Harding and Michael Burgoyne. Web photos
Red Deer Rebels Arshdeep Bains would cash in this first period goal to put his team up 1-0 early over the Saskatoon Blades during their game on Jan. 3, 2020. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)

Late overtime goal puts Blades over Rebels

Rebels will look to regroup Saturday against Moose Jaw

Red Deer Rebels Arshdeep Bains would cash in this first period goal to put his team up 1-0 early over the Saskatoon Blades during their game on Jan. 3, 2020. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
Chance Abbott and the AA Lacombe Generals had little difficulty getting past the Blackfalds Wranglers defence on Dec. 21, 2019. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)

AA Lacombe Generals dominate Blackfalds 8-3 to finish 2019

Lacombe Generals play again Jan. 4 against Fort Sask

Chance Abbott and the AA Lacombe Generals had little difficulty getting past the Blackfalds Wranglers defence on Dec. 21, 2019. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
Red Deer Rebel Zak Smith got things going for his team, scoring the first goal of the game and sparking hundreds of teddy-bears, toques, mitts and socks being thrown on to the ice in support of the Red Deer Christmas Bureau. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)

Rebels win two straight heading into Christmas break

Two third period goals give Red Deer 3-1 win over Swift Current

Red Deer Rebel Zak Smith got things going for his team, scoring the first goal of the game and sparking hundreds of teddy-bears, toques, mitts and socks being thrown on to the ice in support of the Red Deer Christmas Bureau. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
PODCAST: The Expert welcomes AA Lacombe General Jared Williams

PODCAST: The Expert welcomes AA Lacombe General Jared Williams

Lacombe resident joined Red Deer Advocate Sports Reporter Byron Hackett and Host Todd Vaughan

PODCAST: The Expert welcomes AA Lacombe General Jared Williams
Ben King eyed up a busy crease early in the Red Deer Rebels game against the Moose Jaw Warriors on Dec. 4, 2019. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)

Rebels win second in row 5-2 over Moose Jaw

32 saves from Goalie Byron Fancy leads the way for Red Deer

Ben King eyed up a busy crease early in the Red Deer Rebels game against the Moose Jaw Warriors on Dec. 4, 2019. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
Pats hand Rebels fourth straight loss

Pats hand Rebels fourth straight loss

Rebels will look to regroup against Calgary tomorrow night

Pats hand Rebels fourth straight loss
Prince Albert Raider Evan Herman tucked a goal past Ethan Anders to make it 3-0 late in the second period of their game on Nov. 20, 2019. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)

Red Deer Rebels beat up 7-1 by Raiders

Rebels look to rebound Saturday at home against Hurricanes

Prince Albert Raider Evan Herman tucked a goal past Ethan Anders to make it 3-0 late in the second period of their game on Nov. 20, 2019. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)