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Rebels this Week

January 8, 2024 - Western Hockey League (WHL)
Red Deer Rebels News Release

The Rebels have kicked off a busy January that will see them play eight of their 11 games this month at home.

FRI. JAN. 5 - Jhett Larson netted his second career hat trick to lead the Rebels to a 5-3 win over the Medicine Hat Tigers at the Peavey Mart Centrium. Carson Birnie scored twice for the Rebels. Talon Brigley had two assists while Ollie Josephson had one to run his point streak to five games. Rhett Stoesser earned his 10th win of the season. Red Deer outshot Medicine Hat 34-24 and was 1-for-1 on the power play while the Tigers were 1-for-3.

TUE. JAN. 2 - Medicine Hat scored with seven seconds left in overtime for a 3-2 win over the Rebels at Co-op Place. Matthew Gard and Hunter Mayo (power play) scored for Red Deer. Ollie Josephson had an assist to run his point streak to four games. Chase Wutzke was credited with 27 saves. Red Deer was 1-for-3 on the power play while Medicine Hat was 2-for-3.


A pair of U.S. Division teams visit the Peavey Mart Centrium this week for the first time in nearly four years. Wednesday night (January 10) the Spokane Chiefs are in town followed by the Tri-City Americans on Friday (January 12). Then on Saturday, January 13, the Edmonton Oil Kings are back in town. Tickets for all Rebels home games are available through Tickets Alberta. All games this week start at 7 p.m. MT and are broadcast exclusively on 106.7 REWIND Radio and CHL TV.


Rebels netminder Chase Wutzke has been named WHL Goaltender of the Month for December and the RebelsMitchell and Jewel Player of the Month Award for December. Wutzke, 17, went 5-0-0-1 with a 1.66 goals-against average and .941 save percentage, helping the Rebels win seven of 12 games and push their way up the WHL's Eastern Conference standings during the month of December. A product of Debden, Sask., Wutzke was named WHL and CHL Goaltender of the Week on Monday, December 11, and is the third Rebels puck stopper earn the honour this season, joining Rhett Stoesser and Kyle Kelsey (now with Tri-City).


Rookie forward Jeramiah Roberts has been a solid addition to the Rebels lineup since returning from a 22-game absence due to a concussion. The Colorado Springs, Colorado native scored a highlight reel goal for his first WHL tally Dec. 27 versus Medicine Hat. He picked up his first career assist versus the Tigers on January 2. Roberts, selected 14th overall by the Rebels in round one of the 2022 U.S. Priority Draft, won the Rebels TELUS Scholastic Player of the Month Award for the month of December.


In his third season with the club, Kai Uchacz is now one of the top ten leading goal scorers in Rebels franchise history.

Player GP Goals Seasons Player GP Goals Seasons

Arron Asham 266 131 1994-1998 Greg Schmidt 194 94 1994-1997

Justin Mapletoft 281 115 1996-2001 Shawn McNeil 144 91 1997-1999

B.J. Young 151 112 1994-1997 Jon Zukiwsky 301 87 1993-1998

Brandon Hagel 259 103 2015-2019 Kai Uchacz 156 86 2021-2024

Ben King 165 97 2019-2023 Craig Reichert 138 84 1992-1994


Gerry Paquette was honoured prior to the January 5 Rebels game versus Medicine Hat for over 30 years of volunteering as on off-ice official. Gerry was presented with a custom Bulova watch courtesy of Mitchell and Jewell.

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