Wednesday, August 26, 2015

#RebelsTC15 The Rookies

For you diehards... here are the rookie rosters for Red Deer Rebels training camp...

2015 Red Deer Rebels Rookie Camp                                   
                                   
                                   
    Team Burgundy                                                                   Team Grey       
                                   
    Goaltenders                                                                       Goaltenders       
Burgundy    Ben Rishaug    Sherwood Park, AB    00         Grey    Lucas Leisen    Edmonton, AB    99
Blue            Riley Kohonick    White City, SK    00              Green    Lukas Shaw     Vancouver, BC    00
                                   
    Defence                                                                             Defence       
2    Carson Sass     Melville, SK    99                            2    Jacob Herauf    Sherwood Park, AB    00
3    Jace Foskey    Southlake, TX    00                          3    Boo Grist    North Saanich, BC    99
4    Matthew Kasowski    St. Albert, AB    99                 4    Jacob Thomson    Brandon, MB    00
5    Holden Parsons    Sherwood Park, AB    99           5    Spencer McHardy    Calgary, AB    00
6    Kelton Travis    Strathmore, AB    00                      6    Christian Riemer    Regina, SK    00
7    Sam Pouliot    North Vancouver, BC    00               7    Evan Simpson    Kitscoty, AB    99
                                   
                                   
    Forwards                                                                          Forwards       
8    Chase Stevenson    West Kelowna, BC    99          8    Jake Mulder    Abbotsford, BC    00
9    Eli Zummack    Kelowna, BC    00                          9    Brendan Budy    Langley, BC    00
10    Cole Basnett    Fairview, AB    00                         10    Brayden Labant    St. Paul, AB    99
11    Dylan Bourlai    Edmonton, AB    99                     11    Chance Adrian    Dalmeny, SK    99
12    Brandon Cutler    Stony Plain, AB    00                 12    Chase Lowry    Edmonton, AB    00
13    Jack Langenhahn    St. Albert, AB    99                13    Parker Saretsky    Wainwright, AB    99
14    Randen Schmidt    Regina, SK    00                      14    Bryce Osepchuk    Smoky Lake, AB    00
15    Martin Rudolf    St. Albert, AB    00                       15    D-Jay Jerome    Lethbridge, AB    99
16    Deklan Whillans    Grande Prairie, AB    99          16    Sam Robinson    Sherwood Park, AB    99
17    Chase Nameth    Regina, SK    00                         17    Joshua Belcher    Rapid City, MB    00
18    Eric Sorensen    Grimshaw, AB    00                     18    Hunter Floris    Vanderhoof, BC    00

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

#RebelsTC15 Main Camp Roster



Well, here we go.

The long journey to the 2016 Mastercard Memorial Cup begins Friday with the start of training camp for your Red Deer Rebels.

Ice times at the Enmax Centrium are posted on the Rebels website and are open to the public as always.

Here's a look at the main camp roster. The rookie camp roster will be out in the next day or so.


Of note, forward Meyer Nell has informed the team he is leaving to attend the University of Manitoba.

Three listed players have been invited to main camp (Burk, Donald, Sherban) while McClelland is a free agent invite.

EIGHT players are scheduled to attend various NHL camps in September: Fleury CAR, Bleackley COL, Musil STL, Nogier and Spacek WPG, Polei DET and Pederson and Wyatt Johnson ANA























Team Black





Team White













Goaltenders





Goaltenders


Black
Trevor Martin
Ardrossan, AB
96


White
Rylan Toth
Saskatoon, SK
96
Yellow
Solomon Burk
Castlegar, BC
98


Red
Dawson Weatherill
Red Deer, AB
99











Defence





Defence


2
Haydn Fleury
Carlyle, SK
96


2
Josh Mahura
St. Albert, AB
98
3
Kayle Doetzel
Rosetown, SK
95


3
Nelson Nogier
Saskatoon, SK
96
4
Colton Bobyk
Red Deer, AB
96


4
Ethan Sakowich
Athabasca, AB
99
5
Ryan Pouliot
North Vancouver, BC
98


5
Austin Strand
Calgary, AB
97
6
Austin Shmoorkoff
Edmonton, AB
97


6
Boedy Donald
Star City, SK
98
7
Cale Chalifoux
Edmonton, AB
98



























Forwards





Forwards


8
Akash Bains
Delta, BC
99


7
Ivan Nikolishin
Moscow, RUS
96
9
Michael Spacek
Pardubice, CZR
97


8
Lane Pederson
Saskatoon, SK
97
10
Adam Musil
Delta, BC
97


9
Zac Gladu
Medicine Hat, AB
98
11
Jack McClelland
Wichita, KS
96


10
Tyler Kirkup
Virden, MB
98
12
Jeff de Wit
Red Deer, AB
98


11
Conner Bleackley
High River, AB
96
13
Wyatt Johnson
Saskatoon, SK
95


13
Austin Pratt
Lakeville, MN
99
14
Evan Polei
Wetaskiwin, AB
96


14
Presten Kopeck
Medicine Hat, AB
95
15
Tanner Sidaway
Victoria, BC
99


15
Shane Sherban
Lanigan, SK
98
16
Reese Johnson
Saskatoon, SK
98


16
Grayson Pawlenchuk
Ardrossan, AB
97

Thursday, May 7, 2015

REBELS: Bantam Draft Recap

Hi All,

As you have noticed... I've done a superb job of neglecting this site for the past few months. That's because I've been posting my Rebels blogs to my radio station's website at www.1067thedrive.fm.

If you'd want to check out my Rebels Bantam Draft recap by clicking on this here link --> http://www.1067thedrive.fm/?p=13810

TG

Monday, January 5, 2015

Rebels and Pats Make A Rather Big Deal

Fans of The Godfather will best appreciate what happened at Rebels headquarters today.

Regina Pats VP of Hockey Operations and Head Coach John Paddock made Brent Sutter an offer he couldn’t refuse. In the process, he pried away one of the Rebels most tantalizing prospects.

Sutter sent forward Jake Leschyshyn to the Pats on Monday in exchange for Regina’s leading scorer, 19 year old forward Connor Gay. The Rebels also get Regina’s 1st round Bantam Pick in 2016, 2nd round pick in 2015 and 7th round pick in 2017. 

"It’s a hard thing to do to trade away your first round pick that you took sixth overall," Sutter admitted while speaking about the trade Monday afternoon. "It was something I was approached on by Regina [to see] if I was interested in moving a player like that. To be quite honest, I really wasn’t and yet we got into discussions and one thing led to another."

Monday, December 29, 2014

Rebels: December Deals Have Memorial Cup In Mind



The WHL Trade Deadline does not arrive for another two weeks (January 10).
Brent Sutter isn’t waiting that long to make what he hopes are drastic improvements to his Red Deer Rebels club.
Four new names have been added to the Rebels roster since December 1…

  • Riley Sheen, F, 20, acquired from Lethbridge along with a conditional 5th round selection in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft in exchange for 20-year old Devan Fafard and 17-year old forward Brayden Burke

  • Nelson Nogier, 18, D, and Austin Adamson, F, 18, acquired from Saskatoon in exchange for in exchange for 17-year old forward Mason McCarty, the Rebels 1st round selection in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft, and a 2nd round pick in 2015

  • Colton Bobyk, D, 18, acquired from Spokane along with a 4th round selection in 2016 in exchange for 19-year old defenceman Nick Charif, a 2nd round pick in 2015 and a conditional 6th round selection in 2016

Clearly, the Rebels have paid high prices to bring these players in. It is also clear that Sutter believes these players are the right fit for his club.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Fleury Working To Rock It Like A Hurricane



[Here goes my latest attempt at blogging, based on some good interviews we've had on recent Rebels broadcasts]

Haydn Fleury hasn’t exactly been piling up the points this season with the Red Deer Rebels. But, that doesn’t mean his play isn’t trending in the right direction.


Last weekend, the Carolina Hurricanes, sent a familiar face to Red Deer to get a firsthand look at the progress of their first round draft pick.


Glen Wesley is the Director of Defencemen Development for the Hurricanes. The Red Deer native knows a thing or two about patrolling NHL blue lines, having done so for 1457 games joining Carolina’s hockey staff.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

WHL Coaching Carousel

As I start getting some things ready for Rebels broadcasts this season, I put together a quick list of all of the offseason coaching changes in the WHL.  I figured I might as well share it with you...



TEAM
2013-14
2014-15
Calgary
Mike Williamson
Mark French
Edmonton
Derek Laxdall
Steve Hamilton
Kamloops
Dave Hunchak
Don Hay
Kelowna
Ryan Hunka
Dan Lambert
Moose Jaw
Mike Stothers
Tim Hunter
Portland
Mike Johnston
Jamie Kompon
Regina
Malcolm Cameron
John Paddock
Saskatoon
Dave Struch
Bob Woods
Tri City
Jim Hiller
Mike Williamson
Vancouver
Don Hay
Troy Ward