Thursday, May 30, 2013

Rebels Go Prospecting

Even though I’ll only be around for the first day, I’m quite looking forward to this year’s edition of the Red Deer Rebels annual prospects camp.

34 players will hit the ice at the Penhold Multiplex Friday (3-5pm), Saturday (3:45-5:45pm) and Sunday (9-11am) with all three sessions open to the public.

If 34 seems like a high of players number that’s because, compared to past years, it is. Usually, somewhere around two dozen players come to town for this annual camp. The increased camp roster will provide a new and interesting dynamic.
“We’ll have enough players that we can have 17 on each team, so we’ll scrimmage more than we did in the past,” Rebels GM / Head Coach Brent Sutter told Greg Meachem (@GregMeachem) of the Red Deer Advocate.
It makes sense. It can only help these up and coming players to put them head to head and see what they’re made of. Let them measure themselves against each other so see where they are now and where they need to be in order to someday make this team.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Rebels: WHL Bantam Draft

Even when it's finally nice outside it's fun to talk hockey.

The 2013 WHL Bantam Draft took place today in Calgary.  Here's who the Rebels selected...

Player                         Selected                                  POS    Birthdate        Hometown    

Jeff de Wit                   1st round, 14th overall              C          Mar. 14, 1998  Red Deer, AB
Joshua Mahura             2nd round, 36th overall              D         May 6, 1998    St. Albert, AB
Caleb Riess                  4th round, 70th overall              RW      Aug. 20, 1998  Rocanville, SK
Nick Darling                6th round, 113th overall            D         Feb. 12, 1998  Saskatoon, SK
Cale Chalifoux             6th round, 124th overall            D         May 15, 1998  Edmonton, AB
Joshua Logel                7th round, 137th overall            C          Apr. 17, 1998  Calgary, AB
Max Salpeter                8th round, 168th overall            D         Apr. 2, 1998    St. Albert, AB
Tyler Kirkup                9th round, 190th overall            C          Apr. 3, 1998    Virden, MB
Kyle Sargent                9th round, 195th overall            D         Mar. 2, 1998    Carlyle, SK