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A day-long celebration of female hockey comes to Red Deer Dec. 15th

A day-long celebration of female hockey comes to Red Deer Dec. 15th

Hockey Alberta to hosts its inaugural Female Hockey Day at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre

Group behind proposed CFL franchise in Halifax closer to landing deal

Group behind proposed CFL franchise in Halifax closer to landing deal

Potential deal would see a multi-use sports and entertainment hub built on Dartmouth side of Halifax harbour

Red Deer cross-country runner Jared Howse impressed sporting officials with his endurance skills Sunday during the RBC Training Ground held at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express

Young athletes hope to achieve Olympics dreams through RBC Training Ground

Olympic sport talent scouting event took place in Red Deer Sunday morning

NHL called in Cree helps revive, sustain Indigenous language: hockey analyst

NHL called in Cree helps revive, sustain Indigenous language: hockey analyst

The only other NHL broadcast in an Canadian Indigenous language happened Jan. 30, 2010

NHL called in Cree helps revive, sustain Indigenous language: hockey analyst
CFL rules committee recommending second challenge for head coaches

CFL rules committee recommending second challenge for head coaches

Committee makes a number of recommendations in Friday report

CFL rules committee recommending second challenge for head coaches
Skip Chelsea Carey, of Calgary, calls to teammates during Olympic curling trials action against Team Flaxey Tuesday December 5, 2017 in Ottawa. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)
Skip Chelsea Carey, of Calgary, calls to teammates during Olympic curling trials action against Team Flaxey Tuesday December 5, 2017 in Ottawa. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)
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The 2019 NTT IndyCar season began earlier this month in St. Petersburg, Florida, and Red Deer native Parker Thompson was there to race in the Indy Pro 2000 category. Meanwhile, a full season commitment will require extended sponsorship support.                                photo submitted

Parker Thompson makes a big splash to start the 2019 Road to Indy race season

Double victories in St. Petersburg indicate 2019 could be Thompson’s best season yet

The 2019 NTT IndyCar season began earlier this month in St. Petersburg, Florida, and Red Deer native Parker Thompson was there to race in the Indy Pro 2000 category. Meanwhile, a full season commitment will require extended sponsorship support.                                photo submitted
Two Red Deer athletes have secured spots in Taekwondo for the 2019 Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru.

Red Deer athletes qualify for Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru

The official Pan American Games will be held from July 26th to Aug. 11th

Two Red Deer athletes have secured spots in Taekwondo for the 2019 Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru.
VIDEO: Boston Bruins alumni team lends helping hand to raise money for two Red Deer charities

VIDEO: Boston Bruins alumni team lends helping hand to raise money for two Red Deer charities

Fundraising goal for Sunday’s game between Bruins alumni team and Red Deer Community HOPE Stars is $60,000

VIDEO: Boston Bruins alumni team lends helping hand to raise money for two Red Deer charities
Duke University’s R.J. Barrett could potentially help Canada through a tough group stage at the 2019 FIBA World Cup (via @timandsid/Twitter).

Canada drawn into tough World Cup group with Lithuania, Australia and Senegal

Canada’s men’s basketball team will face No. 6-ranked Lithuania, No. 11 Australia and 37th-ranked Senegal

Duke University’s R.J. Barrett could potentially help Canada through a tough group stage at the 2019 FIBA World Cup (via @timandsid/Twitter).
Rebels Captain Reese Johnson scored all three goals for the team in a 4-3 loss Friday night at the Centrium. Red Deer has clinched a spot in the playoffs after the Brandon Wheat Kings lost 5-4 to the Regina Pats. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express
Rebels Captain Reese Johnson scored all three goals for the team in a 4-3 loss Friday night at the Centrium. Red Deer has clinched a spot in the playoffs after the Brandon Wheat Kings lost 5-4 to the Regina Pats. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express
Alberta forward Luke Philp earns top player award in U Sports men’s hockey

Alberta forward Luke Philp earns top player award in U Sports men’s hockey

Philp led the Canada West conference in scoring for the second season in a row

Alberta forward Luke Philp earns top player award in U Sports men’s hockey
Montreal Canadiens’ Tomas Tatar, left, celebrates with teammate Phillip Danault, right, after scoring against the Detroit Red Wings during first period NHL hockey action in Montreal, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

Historic broadcast: Believed to be first NHL game in Plain Cree language

APTN will use Sportsnet’s production capabilities to air the program featuring Cree commentary and analysis

Montreal Canadiens’ Tomas Tatar, left, celebrates with teammate Phillip Danault, right, after scoring against the Detroit Red Wings during first period NHL hockey action in Montreal, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)
Ottawa unveils plan to fight harassment, abuse, discrimination in sport

Ottawa unveils plan to fight harassment, abuse, discrimination in sport

Minister announces investigation unit and toll-free confidential helpline

Ottawa unveils plan to fight harassment, abuse, discrimination in sport
Grant Kozak and other members of the Dopamain Gym show off some moves during a Red Deer College Adaptive Physical Education class. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express

Red Deer College students learn how boxing can help improve the lifestyle of those with Parkinson’s

Boxing gym helping to reverse, reduce and delay the symptoms of serious nervous system disorder

Grant Kozak and other members of the Dopamain Gym show off some moves during a Red Deer College Adaptive Physical Education class. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express
Red Deer students McKinley Penninga, left, and Ava Kay ski toward the finish line Tuesday afternoon during the Ski Loppet held at the River Bend Golf Course. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express
Red Deer students McKinley Penninga, left, and Ava Kay ski toward the finish line Tuesday afternoon during the Ski Loppet held at the River Bend Golf Course. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express
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Boston Bruins Alumni team heads to Red Deer soon for good cause

Game will fundraise for The Mustard Seed and Shalom Counselling Centre

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Canada’s Connor Braid (6) jumps for the ball against Samoa’s Elisapeta Alofipo (10) during World Rugby Sevens Series action in Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday March 9, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ben Nelms
Canada’s Connor Braid (6) jumps for the ball against Samoa’s Elisapeta Alofipo (10) during World Rugby Sevens Series action in Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday March 9, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ben Nelms
Rebels win a big one in stunning comeback victory Friday

Rebels win a big one in stunning comeback victory Friday

Red Deer takes the final playoff spot from Brandon for Eastern Conference

Rebels win a big one in stunning comeback victory Friday
The Lacombe Rams had trouble penetrating in their Game 2 semifinal game against the Lindsay Thurber Raiders. The Raider’s 76-43 punched their ticket to the 4A Provincials in Edmonton. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express

Lacombe Ram boys fall in two games to Raiders; Raider Girls overcome Lightning

Lacombe Rams season ended after being down two starters in Game 2

The Lacombe Rams had trouble penetrating in their Game 2 semifinal game against the Lindsay Thurber Raiders. The Raider’s 76-43 punched their ticket to the 4A Provincials in Edmonton. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express