|The Red Deer Rebels will wear sweaters similar to this one|
when they honour the Red Deer Rustlers on Feb. 23.
THE MacBETH REPORT:
D Roman Teslyuk (Kamloops, Tri-City, 2003-07) was added to the roster of Buran Voronezh (Russia, Russia Vysshaya Liga) from Arlan Kokshetau (Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan Vysshaya Liga). He had five goals and three assists in 17 games with Arlan this season. . . .
F Jordan Krestanovich (Calgary, 1997-2001) was replaced as head coach of the Braehead Clan (Scotland, UK Elite) by former NHL player and assistant coach Paul Gardner. Krestanovich has informed the club that he wishes to leave within the next two weeks; he was player-head coach. He has 11 goals and 22 assists in 36 games and had a 14-18-5-0 record as head coach this season. . . .
F Mark Santorelli (Chilliwack, 2006-08) signed a contract with Västerås (Sweden, Allsvenskan) after his release by Tingsryd (Sweden, Allsvenskan). He had four goals and nine assists in 34 games with Tingsryd this season, where he was team captain. In Västerås, Santorelli is reunited with his coach from last season in Tingsryd, Joakim Fagervall, who said: "He is a skilled player who will improve our offensive game. He works hard and is a good guy, on and off the ice."
The Red Deer Rebels will salute the Red Deer Rustlers on Feb. 23.
With the Prince Albert Raiders in town, the Rebels will play host to Red Deer Rustlers Heritage Night.
The Rebels will wear replica jerseys of those worn by the 1979-80 Rustlers, who won the Centennial Cup as national junior A champions. (Junior A teams now play for the RBC Cup.)
The jerseys will be auctioned off, with proceeds going to the Central Alberta Chapter of the Canadian Cancer Society.
The Rustlers played in the AJHL from 1967-1989, although the franchise took a year’s leave of absence in 1985-86. The Rustlers won the AJHL championship eight times and the Centennial Cup in 1971 and 1980.
Brent Sutter, the Rebels’ owner, general manager and head coach, played on the 1979-80 Rustlers.
All Rustlers alumni are asked to contact the Rebels at 403-341-6000 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information about attending that night.
The Edmonton Oil Kings visit Red Deer tonight and the Rebels, according to Greg Meachem of the Red Deer Advocate, will have D Cody Thiel back from injury. However, D Mathew Dumba remains with the NHL’s Minnesota Wild.
Meachem reports that Dumba, who was expected to return to Red Deer today, will stay with the Wild through the weekend.
A story recently appeared in the Toronto Star that about sums up the state of minor hockey in Canada. From the cost to the concussions, and everything in between, it’s all right here.
In Prince Albert, F Sam Reinhart scored 26 seconds into OT as the Kootenay Ice got past the Raiders, 3-2. . . . Reinhart finished off a 2-on-1 with F Jaedon Descheneau to win it. . . . Reinhart finished with two goals, giving him 22 this season. . . . Descheneau scored his 10th goal and added two assists. Last season, in 54 games, he had 14 points, including three goals. This season, in 42 games, he’s got 39 points, 10 of them goals. . . . The Raiders led this one 2-0 at 9:15 of the first period. . . . Kootenay G Mackenzie Skapski stopped 38 shots. . . . The Ice has won nine of 10. . . . The Ice also has won back-to-back road games for the first time this season. . . .
In Vancouver, F Jesse Mychan scored three times to help the Tri-City Americans to a 9-5 victory over the Giants. . . . Mychan, a 20-year-old from Saskatoon, went into the game with two goals in 32 games this season. . . . The Americans, who have won three in a row, scored the game’s first five goals and led 5-0 early in the second period. . . . Mychan also had an assist. . . . D Drydn Dow and F Justin Feser each had a goal and two assists for the winners, while F Parker Bowles scored twice. . . . F Travis McEvoy had a goal and two assists for the Giants, who have lost five of six. . . .
In Kelowna, the Rockets won their 18th straight home game, beating the Spokane Chiefs, 5-3. . . . The Rockets scored the game’s first four goals, then watched as the Chiefs got back to within one. . . . F Alessio Bertaggia, in his first game with Spokane since being acquired from Brandon a week ago, scored twice. He scored shorthanded at 16:36 of the third period and on the PP at 17:53. . . . Kelowna F Zach Franko iced it with an empty-netter at 18:58. . . . The Rockets have won 24 of 29 games since Nov. 1. . . . Kelowna will play in Spokane on Friday. . . .
In Victoria, D Tyler Stahl scored in the eighth round of the circus to give the Royals a 3-2 victory over the Kamloops Blazers. . . . Stahl has five goals in 177 regular-season games, four of them coming in 30 games this season. . . . The Royals had beaten the Blazers 6-4 on Tuesday night. . . . Victoria F Steven Hodges scored twice in each game. . . . Kamloops D Joel Edmundson was ejected from Tuesday’s game, with a boarding major and game misconduct, for a hit on Victoria F Alex Gogolev. The WHL rescinded that penalty yesterday, allowing Edmundson to play last night.
From Portland Winterhawks F Chase De Leo (@Dels9): “Parents are flying in today, excited to see them! #BeenAwhile #Family”
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