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The Red Deer Rebels celebrated a first period goal by Ethan Rowland in their game against the Brandon Wheat Kings on Nov. 16. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)

Rebels ride 3-goal first period to 4-3 win over Brandon

Goaltender Byron Fancy with key saves in third period to save game

The Red Deer Rebels celebrated a first period goal by Ethan Rowland in their game against the Brandon Wheat Kings on Nov. 16. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
WATCH: AJHL approves relocation of Calgary Mustangs to Blackfalds under new ownership

WATCH: AJHL approves relocation of Calgary Mustangs to Blackfalds under new ownership

Blackfalds will play its inaugural season in the Blackfalds Multi-Plex for the 2021-2022 campaign

WATCH: AJHL approves relocation of Calgary Mustangs to Blackfalds under new ownership
Rebels drop sixth straight to T-Birds in shootout
Rebels drop sixth straight to T-Birds in shootout
Rebels extend losing streak to 5 against ‘Canes

Rebels extend losing streak to 5 against ‘Canes

4-3 loss comes after a disappointing 6-5 S/O loss on Saturday

Rebels extend losing streak to 5 against ‘Canes
The Red Deer Rebels could do nothing but watch as the Edmonton Oil Kings jumped out to an 5-1 on a Friday night game in Red Deer. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)

Rebels drop third straight against Oil Kings

Rebels have given up 19 goals, scord 2 in three games

The Red Deer Rebels could do nothing but watch as the Edmonton Oil Kings jumped out to an 5-1 on a Friday night game in Red Deer. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
Winterhawks ice Rebels 5-0

Winterhawks ice Rebels 5-0

Rebels take on Medicine Hat on the road Saturday night

Winterhawks ice Rebels 5-0
Cougars Quarterback Jakob Lewis makes a run for one of his three touchdowns.

Stettler Cougars sit atop the CAFL after 5th straight victory

With five straight wins this season the Cougars are sitting at the top of the Central Alberta Football League

  • Oct 9, 2019
Cougars Quarterback Jakob Lewis makes a run for one of his three touchdowns.
Castor Minor Sports is hosting a ‘Battle of Alberta’ NHL Alumni game on March 29th, 2020

Castor Minor Sports is hosting a ‘Battle of Alberta’ NHL Alumni game on March 29th, 2020

Eleven community members per team will skate side by side with NHL veterans

  • Sep 19, 2019
Castor Minor Sports is hosting a ‘Battle of Alberta’ NHL Alumni game on March 29th, 2020
Stettler and Erskine residents competed in the first Alberta Master Games at Rocky

Stettler and Erskine residents competed in the first Alberta Master Games at Rocky

Local residents wrapped up the event with solid showings in their age categories

  • Aug 26, 2019
Stettler and Erskine residents competed in the first Alberta Master Games at Rocky
John Kisser photo

Images from the Stettler Junior and Senior High School Rodeo

All the action took place at the Stettler Ag Society Aug. 23rd to 25th

  • Aug 26, 2019
John Kisser photo
Carter Zuk pitched 76 pitches in the championship game. The 15U AA Tier IV Provincial Championships ran July 26th through to the 28th. John Kisser photo

PHOTOS: Stettler Storm are the champs!

The 15U AA Tier IV Provincial Championships ran July 26th through to the 28th

Carter Zuk pitched 76 pitches in the championship game. The 15U AA Tier IV Provincial Championships ran July 26th through to the 28th. John Kisser photo
Central Alberta Buccaneers Wide Receiver Axsivier Lawrence caught the last pass of the first pass for the touchdown. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express

Buccaneers pillage Irish 36-0

Central Alberta bounces back after off week against Wolfpack

Central Alberta Buccaneers Wide Receiver Axsivier Lawrence caught the last pass of the first pass for the touchdown. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express
The Lacombe Generals are ceasing operations as of June 1st, just months after the team captured their fourth Allan Cup on home ice. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express

Lacombe Generals withdraw from ACHW and cease operations

Lack of teams, difficult regulations and ACHW ‘internal animosity’ leads to decision

The Lacombe Generals are ceasing operations as of June 1st, just months after the team captured their fourth Allan Cup on home ice. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express
Wildfire receiving Gold Medallions. (Front, left to right) Rachel Seale—captain, Brittyn Sveahun, Makena Robbins, Shay Sorken. (Back, left to right) Matthew Blouin—assistant coach, Shailee Patterson—assistant captain, Catharina Brosinsky, Jessica Hadwin, Kailyn Horon. Missing—Halle Weinkauf.                                photo submitted

Wildfire wins Division 2 Gold at Nationals

Volleyball Canada divided the 144 teams entered in Nationals into four Divisions

  • May 27, 2019
Wildfire receiving Gold Medallions. (Front, left to right) Rachel Seale—captain, Brittyn Sveahun, Makena Robbins, Shay Sorken. (Back, left to right) Matthew Blouin—assistant coach, Shailee Patterson—assistant captain, Catharina Brosinsky, Jessica Hadwin, Kailyn Horon. Missing—Halle Weinkauf.                                photo submitted
The Stettler Wildcats rugby team have been triumphing lately, trouncing Olds 61-0 and Red Deer’s St. Joseph High School team 49-0 as well. They are now gearing up to take on Hanna on May 28th and Wetaskiwin on May 30th. Both of those games will be held in Stettler. Team coaches this year include Ron Silva, Megan Weir and Gabor Meszaros.                                photo submitted

Steady wins for the Stettler Wildcats

Home games coming up May 28th and May 30th

  • May 16, 2019
The Stettler Wildcats rugby team have been triumphing lately, trouncing Olds 61-0 and Red Deer’s St. Joseph High School team 49-0 as well. They are now gearing up to take on Hanna on May 28th and Wetaskiwin on May 30th. Both of those games will be held in Stettler. Team coaches this year include Ron Silva, Megan Weir and Gabor Meszaros.                                photo submitted
The Lacombe Composite High School Rams Senior Rugby team squared off against Stettler on May 1st, 2019. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express

Lacombe Rams Rugby ride scorching first half to victory over Stettler

31-24 win comes after Stettler blew out Lacombe last year

The Lacombe Composite High School Rams Senior Rugby team squared off against Stettler on May 1st, 2019. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express
Defenceman Ian Barteaux hoisted the Allan Cup after his Lacombe Generals defeated the Innisfail Eagles 5-2 on home ice. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express

Lacombe Generals hoist Allan Cup after storybook 2019 tournament

5-2 win over the Innisfail Eagles gives Lacombe fourth Allan Cup

Defenceman Ian Barteaux hoisted the Allan Cup after his Lacombe Generals defeated the Innisfail Eagles 5-2 on home ice. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express
Lacombe General Nolan Huysmans scored the second goal of the game in the 2019 Allan Cup semifinal against the Rosetown Red Wings. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express

Lacombe Generals march to third straight Allan Cup Final

3-1 win over Rosetown sets up finals match with the Innisfail Eagles

Lacombe General Nolan Huysmans scored the second goal of the game in the 2019 Allan Cup semifinal against the Rosetown Red Wings. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express
Colton Hayes celebrated with his fellow Innsifail Eagles after scoring a first period powerplay goal against the Stoney Creek Generals in the 2019 Allan Cup Semifinals. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express
Colton Hayes celebrated with his fellow Innsifail Eagles after scoring a first period powerplay goal against the Stoney Creek Generals in the 2019 Allan Cup Semifinals. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express
Innisfail Eagle Shawn Bates dropped in a first period goal against the Stoney Creek Generals in Game 3 of the 2019 Allan Cup in Lacombe. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express

Stoney Creek score two late to put away Innisfail in Allan Cup action

4-1 loss means Eagles need to win three straight to potentially win Allan Cup

Innisfail Eagle Shawn Bates dropped in a first period goal against the Stoney Creek Generals in Game 3 of the 2019 Allan Cup in Lacombe. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express