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Red Deer Rebels Captain Reese Johnson signed a three-year contract worth $925,000 annually with the Chicago Blackhawks Wednesday. Photo credit/Rob Wallator

Red Deer Rebels Forward Reese Johnson inks deal with Chicago Blackhawks

Three-year contract worth $925,000 annually runs through the 2021-22 season

Red Deer Rebels Captain Reese Johnson signed a three-year contract worth $925,000 annually with the Chicago Blackhawks Wednesday. Photo credit/Rob Wallator
Rebuilt Humboldt Broncos make playoffs after devastating bus crash

Rebuilt Humboldt Broncos make playoffs after devastating bus crash

The Broncos finished sixth out of 12 teams with 35 wins in 58 games and 74 points

Rebuilt Humboldt Broncos make playoffs after devastating bus crash
Lacombe Rams drop Game 1 at home to LTCHS 81-71

Lacombe Rams drop Game 1 at home to LTCHS 81-71

Game 3 will be in Red Deer Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

Lacombe Rams drop Game 1 at home to LTCHS 81-71
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Professional wrestler King Kong Bundy dead at age 61

Professional wrestler King Kong Bundy dead at age 61

Promoter and longtime friend David Herro says Bundy died on Monday

Professional wrestler King Kong Bundy dead at age 61
Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer waves the Canada Games flag before passing it to the Niagara Region official. The next Summer Games will take place in Ontario’s Niagara Region in 2021. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express

PHOTOS: Closing Ceremony marks the end of 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer

2021 Canada Summer Games to take place in Niagara Region in Ontario

Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer waves the Canada Games flag before passing it to the Niagara Region official. The next Summer Games will take place in Ontario’s Niagara Region in 2021. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express
Red Deer gymnast Kalena Soehn holds up her medals beside the Centennial Cup which was awarded to Team Alberta for showing the greatest improvement from one Winter Games to the next. Robin Grant/Red Deer Exp

Team Alberta earns Centennial Cup and Jack Pelech Award

Games competitions ended Saturday afternoon

Red Deer gymnast Kalena Soehn holds up her medals beside the Centennial Cup which was awarded to Team Alberta for showing the greatest improvement from one Winter Games to the next. Robin Grant/Red Deer Exp
Captain Danielle Serdachny called the win an incredible moment. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express

Team Alberta wins gold at women’s hockey finals

Alberta beat Quebec 2-1 on last day of competitions at 2019 Canada Winter Games

Captain Danielle Serdachny called the win an incredible moment. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express
Team B.C. goalie Kiara Stecko watches as a puck flies into her net in the third period Friday. The goal, scored by Kassy Betinol, was Team Alberta’s first goal of the game. Alberta edged B.C. in the semifinals 2-1 in OT.

Team Alberta edges B.C. in female hockey semifinals

Alberta will play for gold Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at the Servus Arena

Team B.C. goalie Kiara Stecko watches as a puck flies into her net in the third period Friday. The goal, scored by Kassy Betinol, was Team Alberta’s first goal of the game. Alberta edged B.C. in the semifinals 2-1 in OT.
Lubenson Pannebecker and the Lacombe Rams upset the Hunting Hills High School Lighting 61-51 in City Semifinal action on Feb. 28th, 2019. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express
Lubenson Pannebecker and the Lacombe Rams upset the Hunting Hills High School Lighting 61-51 in City Semifinal action on Feb. 28th, 2019. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express
Team Quebec took home gold at the synchro gymnastic finals Thursday night at the Collicutt Centre. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express
Team Quebec took home gold at the synchro gymnastic finals Thursday night at the Collicutt Centre. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express
Viral video shows tiny Nova Scotia hockey players tumbling adorably onto ice

Viral video shows tiny Nova Scotia hockey players tumbling adorably onto ice

The seven- and eight-year-olds had trouble navigating the deep drop into the rink

Viral video shows tiny Nova Scotia hockey players tumbling adorably onto ice
Canada head coach Damian McGrath speaks during a news conference in Vancouver, Wednesday, March 8, 2017. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press)

Canada rugby sevens men open play in Las Vegas with one eye on Vancouver

The Canadians stand 11th after four events on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series

Canada head coach Damian McGrath speaks during a news conference in Vancouver, Wednesday, March 8, 2017. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press)
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Team Alberta earns 17 medals in biggest day to date at Games

Alberta now sits in third place of the medal standings with 81 medals

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Members of Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 hockey team reunited at Red Deer College to play some road hockey. Carlie Connolly/Red Deer Express
Members of Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 hockey team reunited at Red Deer College to play some road hockey. Carlie Connolly/Red Deer Express
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Team Alberta adds another 13 medals to their count

This was the most medals earned in a single day at the Games in Red Deer

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Carlie Connolly/Red Deer Express
Carlie Connolly/Red Deer Express
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Seven medals earned for Team Alberta on Monday

Local athlete Kalena Soehn won the Trampoline gold medal

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Savanna Martel and Kobi Chant of Alberta took the gold in the Pre-Novice Mix in the figure skating dance. Carlie Connolly/Red Deer Express
Savanna Martel and Kobi Chant of Alberta took the gold in the Pre-Novice Mix in the figure skating dance. Carlie Connolly/Red Deer Express
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) reacts to a call against the New Orleans Pelicans in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

NBA reminding teams to keep cool when hot with referees

Playoff-race pressure is real, and the NBA thinks — or hopes — that some tantrums in recent weeks can be attributed to that

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) reacts to a call against the New Orleans Pelicans in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)
Week two of Canada Winter Games kicked off Sunday with new sports and athletes

Week two of Canada Winter Games kicked off Sunday with new sports and athletes

Chef Pat Lechelt said Team Alberta should finish within the top three provinces

Week two of Canada Winter Games kicked off Sunday with new sports and athletes