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The Red Deer Rebels are a Western Hockey League junior ice hockey team based in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada.

Red Deer Rebels
Red Deer Rebels logo.svg
CityRed Deer, Alberta
LeagueWestern Hockey League
ConferenceEastern
DivisionCentral
Founded1992
Home arenaENMAX Centrium
ColoursBurgundy, black, white and silver
                   
General managerBrent Sutter
Head coachBrent Sutter
Championships2001 Memorial Cup
2001 WHL Champions
Websitewww.reddeerrebels.com/
Original Rebels "Skate" logo, used 1992-1997.

A "Name the Team" contest ran in Red Deer from October 7 to 17, 1991. The top three ideas from the over 1000 entries were "Rebels", "Renegades", and "Centurions". Rebels management chose the name "Rebels". On February 5, 1992, the Rebels selected Mike McBain as their first player in the Bantam Draft. The Rebels' first game was on September 25, 1992 in Red Deer against the Prince Albert Raiders (the Rebels won 6 to 3 in front of 5240 fans). The original owner of the team was Terry Simpson, the original General Manager was Wayne Simpson and the original Coach was Peter Anholt. The Rebels had their first sell-out game at the Centrium on January 9, 1993 (6476 in attendance).[citation needed]

Goalie Jason Clague was credited with a goal on March 28, 1994 during a playoff game against the Lethbridge Hurricanes. David Hruska scored 5 goals in one game on October 20, 1995 in a game against the Medicine Hat Tigers. BJ Young set a team record for fastest goal at the start of a game at 0:06 of the first period on December 6, 1995, against the Medicine Hat Tigers. On May 28, 1997, the Rebels changed their logo to the current one used. On May 11, 1999, Brent Sutter purchased the team from Terry and Wayne Simpson.[citation needed]

The Rebels were a very successful team in the early 2000s winning three consecutive division and conference titles between 2000–01 and 2002–03. This period began with a WHL and Memorial Cup championship in 2001 when Jeff Smith scored the overtime winner against the Val-d'Or Foreurs. The Rebels were unable to duplicate this feat, however, falling in the league championship series the next two seasons.[citation needed]

President and owner Brent Sutter was also highly successful while serving as Team Canada's coach at both the 2005 and 2006 World Junior Hockey Championships. His older brother, Brian, took over the reins of the team for the 2007-08 season. Brent Sutter was named as the new head coach on November 14, 2012.[citation needed]

The Rebels had the first overall pick in the 2008 WHL Bantam Draft, choosing Burnaby, British Columbia native Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, who was also selected number one overall at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Other notable first round draft picks include Cam Ward, Dion Phaneuf, Mathew Dumba and Jesse Wallin.[citation needed]

The Rebels were the host team of the 2016 Memorial Cup tournament.[citation needed]

ChampionshipsEdit

Division titles won: 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2010-11
Regular season titles won: 2000–01, 2001–02
League Championships won: 2001
Memorial Cup Titles: 2001

WHL finalsEdit

Season-by-season recordEdit

Legend: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties OTL = Overtime losses Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA Points Standing Playoffs Head coach Assistant coach General manager
1992–93 72 31 39 2 - 284 329 64 6th East Lost in first round Peter Anholt Rick Pankiw, Mike Moller Wayne Simpson
1993–94 72 35 36 1 - 310 334 71 6th East Lost in first round Peter Anholt Mike Moller Wayne Simpson
1994–95 72 17 51 4 - 209 356 38 9th East Out of playoffs Peter Anholt Mike Moller Wayne Simpson
1995–96 72 28 39 5 - 263 300 61 4th Central Lost East Conference semi-final Rick Carriere Jim Hammett Wayne Simpson
1996–97 72 43 26 3 - 317 297 89 2nd Central Lost East Conference final Rick Carriere Doug Hobson Wayne Simpson
1997–98 72 27 40 5 - 281 323 59 3rd Central Lost East Conference quarter-final Rick Carriere, Doug Hobson Doug Hobson, Kurt Lackton Wayne Simpson
1998–99 72 34 33 5 - 274 250 73 2nd Central Lost East Conference semi-final Terry Simpson Peter Anholt Wayne Simpson
1999–00 72 32 31 9 0 227 229 73 3rd Central Lost East Conference quarter-final Brent Sutter Peter Anholt, Dallas Gaume Brent Sutter
2000–01 72 54 12 3 3 304 168 114 1st Central Won Championship & Memorial Cup Brent Sutter Dan McDonald, Dallas Gaume Brent Sutter
2001–02 72 46 18 7 1 264 184 100 1st Central Lost final Brent Sutter Dallas Gaume Brent Sutter
2002–03 72 50 17 3 2 271 160 105 1st Central Lost final Brent Sutter Dallas Gaume Brent Sutter
2003–04 72 35 22 10 5 167 169 85 2nd Central Lost Eastern Conference final Brent Sutter Dallas Gaume Brent Sutter
2004–05 72 36 26 6 4 206 200 82 4th Central Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final Brent Sutter Dallas Gaume Brent Sutter
2005–06 72 26 40 1 5 166 220 58 5th Central Out of playoffs Brent Sutter Jesse Wallin, Dallas Gaume Brent Sutter
2006–07 72 35 28 4 5 206 214 79 4th Central Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final Brent Sutter Jesse Wallin, Dallas Gaume Brent Sutter
2007–08 72 18 47 4 3 145 255 43 6th Central Out of playoffs Brian Sutter Jesse Wallin, Dallas Gaume Brent Sutter
2008–09 72 25 37 1 9 172 250 60 6th Central Out of playoffs Jesse Wallin Dallas Gaume, Bryce Thoma
2009–10 72 39 28 0 5 202 222 83 4th Central Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final Jesse Wallin Dallas Gaume, Bryce Thoma
2010–11 72 48 16 4 4 268 159 104 1st Central Lost Eastern Conference semi-final Jesse Wallin
2011–12 72 32 34 1 5 204 231 70 5th Central Out of playoffs Jesse Wallin
2012–13 72 39 26 5 2 208 204 85 3rd Central Lost Eastern Conference semi-final Jesse Wallin, Brent Sutter Bryce Thoma
2013–14 72 35 32 1 4 214 224 75 5th Central Lost eighth place tiebreaker vs Prince Albert
Out of Playoffs
Brent Sutter Steve O'Rourke, Jeff Truitt Taylor Dakers
2014–15 72 38 23 5 6 240 227 87 3rd Central Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final Brent Sutter Steve O'Rourke, Jeff Truitt Taylor Dakers
2015–16 72 45 24 1 2 260 205 93 2nd Central Lost Eastern Conference final
Qualified for Memorial Cup as hosts
Lost Semi-Final
Brent Sutter Steve O'Rourke, Jeff Truitt
2016–17 72 30 29 9 4 239 258 73 3rd Central Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final Brent Sutter Steve O'Rourke, Jeff Truitt
2017–18 72 27 32 10 3 209 250 67 3rd Central Lost Eastern Conference Quarter-final Brent Sutter Steve O'Rourke, Jeff Truitt
2018–19 68 33 29 4 2 223 225 72 5th Central Lost Eastern Conference Quarter-final Brent Sutter Steve O'Rourke, Jeff Truitt

Team captainsEdit

Current rosterEdit

Updated September 1, 2019.[1]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Drafted
31   Ethan Anders G R 18 2017 Regina, Saskatchewan Undrafted
20   Arshdeep Bains LW L 18 2017 Surrey, British Columbia Undrafted
5   Dawson Barteaux (A) D R 19 2016 Foxwarren, Manitoba 2018, 168th Overall, DAL
23   Brett Davis C L 20 2018 Oakbank, Manitoba 2017, 163rd Overall, DAL
12   Chris Douglas RW R 19 2017 Richmond, British Columbia Undrafted
35   Byron Fancy G L 18 2016 Claresholm, Alberta Undrafted
27   Ryan Gottfried D L 18 2016 Winnipeg, Manitoba Undrafted
10   Cameron Hausinger RW R 20 2018 Anchorage, Alaska Undrafted
8   Jacob Herauf D L 19 2015 Sherwood Park, Alberta Undrafted
26   Chase Leslie D L 17 2017 Camrose, Alberta Eligible 2020
21   Dallon Melin LW L 17 2018 Camrose, Alberta Eligible 2020
6   Ethan Sakowich D L 20 2014 Athabasca, Alberta Undrafted
4   Christoffer Sedoff D L 17 2019 Helsinki, Finland Eligible 2020
7   Joel Sexsmith D L 17 2019 Edmonton, Alberta Eligible 2020
11   Zak Smith LW L 18 2018 Austin, Manitoba Undrafted
16   Blake Sydlowski LW L 17 2018 St. Albert, Alberta Eligible 2020
19   Josh Tarzwell C L 19 2017 Red Deer, Alberta Undrafted

NHL alumniEdit

WHL awardsEdit

AirBC Trophy (Playoff MVP award)

  • 2001 - Shane Bendera

WHL Plus-Minus Award

St. Clair Group Trophy (Marketing/public relations award)

  • 1996/97 - Pat Garrity
  • 2001/02 - Greg McConkey

Doug Wickenheiser Memorial Trophy (Humanitarian of the year award)

Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy (Regular season champion)

  • 2000/01 - Red Deer Rebels
  • 2001/02 - Red Deer Rebels

Lloyd Saunders Memorial Trophy (Executive of the year)

Dunc McCallum Memorial Trophy (Coach of the year)

Del Wilson Trophy (Top goaltender)

Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy (Rookie of the year)

Bill Hunter Trophy (Top defenceman)

Brad Hornung Trophy (Most sportsmanlike player)

Bob Clarke Trophy (Top scorer)

Four Broncos Memorial Trophy (Player of the year)

CHL awardsEdit

CHL Humanitarian of the Year

CHL Goaltender of the Year

CHL Rookie of the Year

CHL Top Draft Prospect Award

Brian Kilrea Coach of the Year Award

Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy Memorial Cup MVP

Memorial Cup

  • 2000/01 - Red Deer Rebels

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ WHL Network, Western Hockey League, retrieved 2019-09-01

External linksEdit