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Red Deer Rebels goalie Byron Fancy turned away this open shot by Chase Wheatcroft during their Feb. 5 contest. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
Red Deer Rebels goalie Byron Fancy turned away this open shot by Chase Wheatcroft during their Feb. 5 contest. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
Sylvan Lake snowboarders jumping through competition season

Sylvan Lake snowboarders jumping through competition season

Silas Lehr and Solomon Wynnyk have a few competitions lined up for this season

Sylvan Lake snowboarders jumping through competition season
(l-r) Charlie West, Sophie Moffet, Ruby Wynnyk and Halle Murray pose for a photo at Premier Academy in Red Deer on Feb. 3. The four Sylvan Lakers are a part of a cheer team set to compete at Worlds in Florida. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lakers cheer their way to Walt Disney World

The girls’ team, Ivy League, received a bid to the Cheerleading World Championship on Jan. 26

(l-r) Charlie West, Sophie Moffet, Ruby Wynnyk and Halle Murray pose for a photo at Premier Academy in Red Deer on Feb. 3. The four Sylvan Lakers are a part of a cheer team set to compete at Worlds in Florida. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
Camden Lund hangs upside down as he tries to overcome an obstacle in the Western Canada Youth Boulder Regionals. Lund went into the competition in fourth place and fished with a spot on the podium. Photo by Paul Hildebrand

Sylvan Lake athlete earns bronze medal in rock climbing

Camden Lund competed in the Western Canada Youth Boulder Regionals where he finished third

Camden Lund hangs upside down as he tries to overcome an obstacle in the Western Canada Youth Boulder Regionals. Lund went into the competition in fourth place and fished with a spot on the podium. Photo by Paul Hildebrand
Owen Green battles shoulder to shoulder with a member of the visiting Royals on Feb. 1. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Hockey Central Panthers claw to victory over St. Albert

The Hockey Central Panthers defeated the visiting Royals 11-4 at the NexSource Centre on Feb. 1

Owen Green battles shoulder to shoulder with a member of the visiting Royals on Feb. 1. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
The Atom B Lakers swept their home tournament over the weekend with four straight wins, including a 4-2 win over the Calgary Inferno-Girls in the gold medal game. Photo Submitted

Sylvan Lake Atom B Lakers win gold at home tournament

The Lakers won four straight games to take the top spot in the tournament

The Atom B Lakers swept their home tournament over the weekend with four straight wins, including a 4-2 win over the Calgary Inferno-Girls in the gold medal game. Photo Submitted
Red Deer Rebels Chris Douglas celebrated a first period goal against the Brandon Wheat Kings on Jan. 29. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)

Rebel Ben King scores huge winner in 5-4 final against Brandon

Rebels bounce back after pair of 5-2 losses against Hitmen

Red Deer Rebels Chris Douglas celebrated a first period goal against the Brandon Wheat Kings on Jan. 29. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
Taite Opdendries take a shot on net late in the first period of play, Jan. 26. against the Rocky Rams. Opdendries went on to earn one assist and the game winning goal. Photos by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake Wranglers overcome Rocky Rams for the win

The Wranglers faced the Rams for a hard-fought 4-3 victory

Taite Opdendries take a shot on net late in the first period of play, Jan. 26. against the Rocky Rams. Opdendries went on to earn one assist and the game winning goal. Photos by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News
Kyle Imesch gets physical as he pushes past a defending Flyer on Jan. 19. Imesch is credited with an assisted during the Wranglers’ game against High River on Sunday night. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake Wranglers soar over High River Flyers

The Sylvan Lake Wranglers came out of the Sunday night game with a 5-3 victory on home ice

Kyle Imesch gets physical as he pushes past a defending Flyer on Jan. 19. Imesch is credited with an assisted during the Wranglers’ game against High River on Sunday night. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
Brayden Norem flies down ice towards the Medicine Hat Hounds’ net on Saturday evening. Norem is credited for one assist in the Jan. 18 game. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Bantam West Central Tigers claw to victory over Medicine Hat

The West Central Tigers defeated the Medicine Hat Hounds 4-2 at the NexSource Centre on Jan. 18.

Brayden Norem flies down ice towards the Medicine Hat Hounds’ net on Saturday evening. Norem is credited for one assist in the Jan. 18 game. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
Red Deer Rebel Keaton Sorenson drove in on Prince Albert Raider Netmind Carter Serhyenko early in the first period during their game on Jan. 18, 2020. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
Red Deer Rebel Keaton Sorenson drove in on Prince Albert Raider Netmind Carter Serhyenko early in the first period during their game on Jan. 18, 2020. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
Team Olsen, made up of: Kevin Olson, Skip; Kale Levy, 3rd; Lawrence Farries, 2nd and John Obelienius, Lead, won first place in the B Division of the Sylvan Lake Curling Club’s Men’s Bonspiel, Jan. 3-5. Photo by Stacey Tompkins Photography
Team Olsen, made up of: Kevin Olson, Skip; Kale Levy, 3rd; Lawrence Farries, 2nd and John Obelienius, Lead, won first place in the B Division of the Sylvan Lake Curling Club’s Men’s Bonspiel, Jan. 3-5. Photo by Stacey Tompkins Photography
A Laker attempted to chip one in around the Eagles’ goaltender towards the end of the first period, Jan. 11. Photos by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News
A Laker attempted to chip one in around the Eagles’ goaltender towards the end of the first period, Jan. 11. Photos by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News
Zaxten Belanger gets physical with a member of visiting Red Deer at the NexSource Centre on Jan. 4. Belanger scored one of the Atom 1 Sylvan Lake Lakers’ goals in the 4-2 loss. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake Atom 1 Lakers fall short against Red Deer

The Atom 1 Lakers lost 4-2 to Red Deer in their first game of 2020 at the NexSource Centre on Jan. 4

Zaxten Belanger gets physical with a member of visiting Red Deer at the NexSource Centre on Jan. 4. Belanger scored one of the Atom 1 Sylvan Lake Lakers’ goals in the 4-2 loss. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
Red Deer Rebels Arshdeep Bains would cash in this first period goal to put his team up 1-0 early over the Saskatoon Blades during their game on Jan. 3, 2020. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)

Late overtime goal puts Blades over Rebels

Rebels will look to regroup Saturday against Moose Jaw

Red Deer Rebels Arshdeep Bains would cash in this first period goal to put his team up 1-0 early over the Saskatoon Blades during their game on Jan. 3, 2020. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
Chance Abbott and the AA Lacombe Generals had little difficulty getting past the Blackfalds Wranglers defence on Dec. 21, 2019. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)

AA Lacombe Generals dominate Blackfalds 8-3 to finish 2019

Lacombe Generals play again Jan. 4 against Fort Sask

Chance Abbott and the AA Lacombe Generals had little difficulty getting past the Blackfalds Wranglers defence on Dec. 21, 2019. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
No. 12 Kennedy Sisson battles with a member of the Red Deer Chiefs during the Sylvan Lake Peewee A Lakers’ game on Dec. 14. Sisson is credited for two assists for the Saturday afternoon game. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake Peewee A Lakers tie with Red Deer

The Red Deer Chiefs made the trip Dec. 14 to find a tied score with the Lakers at the final buzzer

No. 12 Kennedy Sisson battles with a member of the Red Deer Chiefs during the Sylvan Lake Peewee A Lakers’ game on Dec. 14. Sisson is credited for two assists for the Saturday afternoon game. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
Payton Wright looks to launch the puck towards the Ponoka Stampeders net during the first period of the Wranglers Sunday night game. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake Wranglers stampede over Ponoka

The Wranglers added another to the win column with a 7-1 victory over Ponoka Sunday night, Dec. 15

Payton Wright looks to launch the puck towards the Ponoka Stampeders net during the first period of the Wranglers Sunday night game. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
Red Deer Rebel Zak Smith got things going for his team, scoring the first goal of the game and sparking hundreds of teddy-bears, toques, mitts and socks being thrown on to the ice in support of the Red Deer Christmas Bureau. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)

Rebels win two straight heading into Christmas break

Two third period goals give Red Deer 3-1 win over Swift Current

Red Deer Rebel Zak Smith got things going for his team, scoring the first goal of the game and sparking hundreds of teddy-bears, toques, mitts and socks being thrown on to the ice in support of the Red Deer Christmas Bureau. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
Rookie Kyle Richmond barrels down the ice in the first period of the Dec. 8 game, looking for an open shot on net. Richmond scored once for the Wranglers in the third period.

Sylvan Lake Wranglers fall in close game to Coaldale Copperheads

The Wranglers face the Southern Division second place team Sunday night at the NexSource Centre

Rookie Kyle Richmond barrels down the ice in the first period of the Dec. 8 game, looking for an open shot on net. Richmond scored once for the Wranglers in the third period.