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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)
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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.
PODCAST: The Expert welcomes AA Lacombe General Jared Williams

PODCAST: The Expert welcomes AA Lacombe General Jared Williams

Lacombe resident joined Red Deer Advocate Sports Reporter Byron Hackett and Host Todd Vaughan

PODCAST: The Expert welcomes AA Lacombe General Jared Williams
Jhonier Batista, Reuben Braitenback, Brett Bylsma, Daxton Bylsma, Jacob Gauvin, Brody Henry, Zane Johnson, Ardan Kasha, Cole Matthews, Cody Peever and Warren Stewart-Brown pose for a photo after being named all-stars for the HJ Cody Lakers.

HJ Cody Lakers football members receive two major awards at football league banquet

HJ Cody hosted the annual CAHSFL All Star Awards and Banquet Dec. 5

Jhonier Batista, Reuben Braitenback, Brett Bylsma, Daxton Bylsma, Jacob Gauvin, Brody Henry, Zane Johnson, Ardan Kasha, Cole Matthews, Cody Peever and Warren Stewart-Brown pose for a photo after being named all-stars for the HJ Cody Lakers.
Lakewood Golf Resort near Sylvan Lake expanding to 18-hole course

Lakewood Golf Resort near Sylvan Lake expanding to 18-hole course

Lakewood Golf Resort was approved for the expansion by Red Deer County at a recent meeting

Lakewood Golf Resort near Sylvan Lake expanding to 18-hole course
Ben King eyed up a busy crease early in the Red Deer Rebels game against the Moose Jaw Warriors on Dec. 4, 2019. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)

Rebels win second in row 5-2 over Moose Jaw

32 saves from Goalie Byron Fancy leads the way for Red Deer

Ben King eyed up a busy crease early in the Red Deer Rebels game against the Moose Jaw Warriors on Dec. 4, 2019. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
Zane Bennett battles with a member of the Cubs behind the Medicine Hat net on Nov. 30. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake Wranglers add a win after back-to-back home games

Wranglers fell 6-2 to the Medicine Hat Cubs Nov. 30, but won 3-0 over the Cochrane Generals Dec. 1

Zane Bennett battles with a member of the Cubs behind the Medicine Hat net on Nov. 30. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
Tyson Scanland signs his name to a poster of him in his Bears football uniform, which will hang near the front door at Hockey Central.

Sylvan Lake photographer makes local athletes the star in online contest

Tyson Scanland was named the first winner of the Game Breaker Contest by 6 Hearts Creative Sports

Tyson Scanland signs his name to a poster of him in his Bears football uniform, which will hang near the front door at Hockey Central.
Pats hand Rebels fourth straight loss

Pats hand Rebels fourth straight loss

Rebels will look to regroup against Calgary tomorrow night

Pats hand Rebels fourth straight loss
Dixon Dunkle, 26, is trying to bring spring basketball clubs to Central Alberta. Photo Provided.

Basketball coach looking to bring spring ball to Sylvan Lake

Dixon Dunkle, 26, is looking to bring clubs to Sylvan Lake, Stettler, Lacombe and Drumheller

Dixon Dunkle, 26, is trying to bring spring basketball clubs to Central Alberta. Photo Provided.