Red Deer Rebels

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Red Deer Rebels
Red Deer Rebels logo.svg
City Red Deer, Alberta
League Western Hockey League
Conference Eastern
Division Central
Founded 1992
Home arena ENMAX Centrium
Colours Burgundy, black, white and silver
                   
General manager Brent Sutter
Head coach Brent Sutter
Championships

2001 Memorial Cup Champions

2001 WHL Champions

Website
www.reddeerrebels.com/
Original Rebels "Skate" logo, used 1992-1997.

The Red Deer Rebels are a Western Hockey League junior ice hockey team based in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. They play their home games at the ENMAX Centrium to a maximum crowd of 7,819.

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).

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.

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 Doug Lynch 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.

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.

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.

The team have produced several different collectibles over the seasons including Red Deer Rebels Hockey Cards, game programs, pocket schedules, magnetic schedules, team posters, uncut sheets of hockey cards, and assorted branded merchandise.

The Rebels were the host team of the 2016 Memorial Cup tournament. The team lost the semi-final game.

Championships[edit]

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

Season by Season Record[edit]

WHL Season GP W L T OTL GF GA Points Division Finish Playoffs Head Coach Assistant Coach Goalie Coach Trainer General Manager
1992–93 72 31 39 2 - 284 329 64 6th East Lost in first round Peter Anholt Rick Pankiw, Mike Moller Andy Nowicki Scott Grimwood Wayne Simpson
1993–94 72 35 36 1 - 310 334 71 6th East Lost in first round Peter Anholt Mike Moller Andy Nowicki Scott Grimwood Wayne Simpson
1994–95 72 17 51 4 - 209 356 38 9th East Out of playoffs Peter Anholt Mike Moller Andy Nowicki Scott Grimwood Wayne Simpson
1995–96 72 28 39 5 - 263 300 61 4th Central Lost East Conference semi-final Rick Carriere Jim Hammett Andy Nowicki Dave Horning Wayne Simpson
1996–97 72 43 26 3 - 317 297 89 2nd Central Lost East Conference final Rick Carriere Doug Hobson Andy Nowicki Dave Horning 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 Andy Nowicki Dave Horning Wayne Simpson
1998–99 72 34 33 5 - 274 250 73 2nd Central Lost East Conference semi-final Terry Simpson Peter Anholt Andy Nowicki Dave Horning 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 Andy Nowicki Dave Horning Brent Sutter
2000–01 72 54 12 3 3 304 168 114 1st Central Won Championship & Memorial Cup Brent Sutter Dan McDonald, Dallas Gaume Andy Nowicki Dave Horning Brent Sutter
2001–02 72 46 18 7 1 264 184 100 1st Central Lost final Brent Sutter Dallas Gaume Cam Ondrik Dave Horning Brent Sutter
2002–03 72 50 17 3 2 271 160 105 1st Central Lost final Brent Sutter Dallas Gaume Cam Ondrik Dave Horning Brent Sutter
2003–04 72 35 22 10 5 167 169 85 2nd Central Lost Eastern Conference final Brent Sutter Dallas Gaume Cam Ondrik Dave Horning Brent Sutter
2004–05 72 36 26 6 4 206 200 82 4th Central Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final Brent Sutter Dallas Gaume Cam Ondrik Dave Horning Brent Sutter
2005–06 72 26 40 1 5 166 220 58 5th Central Out of playoffs Brent Sutter Jesse Wallin, Dallas Gaume Dave Horning 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 Andy Nowicki Dave Horning Brent Sutter
2007–08 72 18 47 4 3 145 255 43 6th Central Out of playoffs Brian Sutter Jesse Wallin, Dallas Gaume Andy Nowicki Dave Horning Brent Sutter
2008–09 72 25 37 1 9 172 250 60 6th Central Out of playoffs Jesse Wallin Dallas Gaume, Bryce Thoma Andy Nowicki
2009–10 72 39 28 0 5 202 222 83 4th Central Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final Jesse Wallin Dallas Gaume, Bryce Thoma Andy Nowicki
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 Brent Belecki
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 Taylor Dakers Dave Horning

Red Deer Rebels

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

WHL Championship History[edit]

Team Records[edit]

Team records for a single season
Statistic Total Season
Most Points 114 2000–01
Least Points 38 1994-95
Most Wins 54 2000–01
Most Losses 51 1994–95
Most Ties 4 1994–95
Most Goals For 317 1996–97
Least Goals For 145 2007–08
Most Goals Against 356 1994–95
Least Goals Against 159 2010–11
Most Overtime Losses 5 2003–04
Most Shootout Games 14 2008–09
Most Shootout Wins 9 2012–13
Most Shutout Wins 13 2010–11
Most Shutout Losses 9 2010–11
Most Wins in a Row 14 2001-02
Most Wins in a Row, Road 7 1996-97
Single Game
Statistic Player Total Season
Fastest Goal to Start a Game BJ Young 0:06 Dec 6. 1995
Fastest Goal to Start a Period Luke Egener 0:05 Dec 6, 2005
Most Goals in a period Shawn McNeil 3 Mar 27, 1999
Fastest 2 Goals Curtis Cardinal 0:09 Dec 28, 1993
Fastest 3 Goals Shawn McNeil 4:08 March 27, 1999
Fastest 2 Goals Against v/s Calgary Hitmen 0:02 Oct 3, 1998
Fastest 3 Goals Against v/s Brandon Wheat Kings 1:55 Dec 16, 1994
Fastest 4 Goals Against v/s Brandon Wheat Kings 3:20 Dec 16, 1994
Most Power Play Goals v/s Swift Current Broncos 5 March 12, 1994
Longest Game i ii iii
Worst Loss v/s Portland Winterhawks 13-1 Nov 10, 1993
Best Win v/s Brandon Wheat Kings 10-0 Jan 2, 2016
Most Shots Against v/s Medicine Hat Tigers 55 Oct 25, 1994
Most Goals Scored v/s Calgary Hitmen 10 March 14, 1997
Least Shots On Goal (tie) v/s Swift Current Broncos 16 Nov 30, 1994
Least Shots On Goal (tie) v/s Tri-City Americans 16 Feb 22, 1995
Largest Crowd (home) i ii iii
Largest Crowd (away) v/s Calgary Hitmen 18,279 Mar 11, 2005

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Individual Player Records[edit]

Regular Season

Single Game Single Season Rebels Career
Category Position Record Player Date Record Player Date Record Player Date
Most Games Played Forward 72 Dean Tiltgen 1992-93 301 Jonathan Zukiwsky 1993-98
Defenceman 72 Jessie Wallin and Terry Lindgren 1994-95 292 Kayle Doetzel 2011-16
Goalie 69 Shane Bendera 1999-00 179 Darcy Kuemper 2008-11
Goalie (playoff games) 23 Cam Ward 2002 Playoffs i ii iii
Goalie (playoff mins) 1,503 Cam Ward 2002 Playoffs i ii iii
Most Hat Tricks Forward 1 Eddy Marchant Oct 9, 1992 3 B. J. Young 1995-96 4 Dean Tiltgen 1992-95
Defenceman i ii iii iv v vi vii viii ix
Most Goals Forward 5 David Hruska Oct 20, 1995 58 B. J. Young 1996-97 131 Arron Asham 1994-98
Defenceman i ii iii 23 Darren Van Impe 1992-93 64 Dion Phaneuf 2001-05
Goalie
Most Assists Forward 6 Tyler Quiring Jan 2, 1994 77 Justin Mapletoft 2000-01 161 Arron Asham 1994-98
Defenceman i ii iii 64 Darren Van Impe 1993-94 117 Alex Petrovic 2007-12
Goalie i ii iii 5 Jason Clague 1993-94 10 Chris Wickenheiser 1993-97
Most Points Forward 7 Tyler Quiring Jan 2, 1994 120 Justin Mapletoft 2000-01 292 Arron Asham 1994-98
Defenceman i ii iii 84 Darren Van Impe 1993-94 154 Darren Van Impe 1992-94
Goalie i ii iii 5 Jason Clague 1993-94 10 Chris Wickenheiser 1993-97
Most PIM Forward i ii iii 300 Peter Leboutillier 1993-94 743 Peter Leboutillier 1992-95
Defenceman i ii iii 192 Stuart Kerr 2003-04 714 Jim Vandermeer 1997-01
Goalie i ii iii 12 Patrik Bartosak 2013-14 46 Darcy Kuemper 2008-11
Most Wins Coach 54 Brent Sutter 2000-01 vii viii ix
Most Wins Goalie 45 Darcy Kuemper 2010-11 102 Cam Ward 2001-04
Lowest GAA (min 20 games) Goalie 2.05 Cam Ward 2003-04 2.12 Cam Ward 2001-04
Highest Save % (min 20 games) Goalie 0.895 Shane Bendera 1999-00 vii viii ix
Most Shutouts Goalie 1 Jason Clague Oct 3, 1993 13 Darcy Kuemper 2010-11 19 Darcy Kuemper 2008-11
Consecutive Games Played Goalie 52 Shane Bendera 1999-00
Consecutive Games with a Goal 8 Craig Reichert 1992-93
Consecutive Games with an Assist 8 Sean Selmser 1992-93
Consecutive Games with a Point 18 Craig Reichert 1993-94

Milestones[edit]

50 Goal Seasons 100 Point Seasons 30 Win Seasons
Record Player Season Record Player Season Goalie Player Season
50 Dean Tiltgen 1992-93 111 Dean Tiltgen 1992-93 30 Mike Whitney 1996-97
52 Craig Reichert 1993-94 119 Craig Reichert 1993-94 31 Shane Bendera 1999-00
58 B J Young 1996-97 114 B J Young 1996-97 32 Shane Bendera 2000-01
55 Kyle Wanvig 2000-01 109 Shawn McNeil 1997-98 30 Cam Ward 2001-02
103 Shawn McNeil 1998-99 40 Cam Ward 2002-03
120 Justin Mapletoft 2000-01 31 Cam Ward 2003-04
101 Kyle Wanvig 2000-01 45 Darcy Kuemper 2010-11
106 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 2010-11 33 Patrik Bartosak 2012-13
33 Patrik Bartosak 2013-14

Team Captains[edit]

Year Number Player
1992/93 10 Todd Johnson
1993/94 12 Ken Richardson
1994/95 22 Pete Leboutillier
1995/96 6 Terry Lindgren
1996/97 4 Jesse Wallin
1997/98 4 Jesse Wallin
1998/99 26 Brad Leeb
1999/00 20 Jim Vandermeer
2000/01 20 Jim Vandermeer
2001/02 9 Colby Armstrong
2002/03
2003/04
2004/05 11 Colin Fraser
2005/06
2006/07 27 Brett Sutter
2007/08 12 Brandon Sutter
2008/09
2009/10 6 Colin Archer
2010/11 6 Colin Archer
2011/12 10 Turner Elison
2012/13
2013/14 9 Conner Bleackley
2014/15 9 Conner Bleackley
12 Luke Philp
21 Wyatt Johnson
2015/16 21 Wyatt Johnson

Current Roster[edit]

(2015–16 season end)

Goaltenders
# Flag Position Player Shoots Height Weight (lbs) NHL rights Hometown Date of birth
30 Canada G Dawson Weatherill L 6'3" 187 Red Deer, Alberta, Canada June 3, 1999
31 Canada G Rylan Toth L 6'1" 192 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada May 31, 1996
35 Canada G Trevor Martin L 6'0" 178 Ardrossan, Alberta, Canada Feb 8, 1996
Defencemen
# Flag Position Player Shoots Height Weight (lbs) NHL rights Hometown Date of birth
2 Canada D Austin Strand R 6'3" 193 Calgary, Alberta, Canada Feb 17, 1997
3 Canada D Colton Bobyk L 6'2" 196 Red Deer, Alberta, Canada Mar 17, 1996
4 Canada D Haydn Fleury L 6'3" 207 Carolina Hurricanes, Round 1, #7, 2014 NHL Draft Carlyle, Saskatchewan, Canada July 8, 1996
5 Canada D Josh Mahura L 6'0" 170 St. Albert, Alberta, Canada May 05, 1998
6 Canada D Nelson Nogier R 6'3" 209 Winnipeg Jets, Round 4, #101, 2014 NHL Draft Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada May 27, 1996
7 Canada D Carson Sass (Rookie) L 6'0" 176 Melville, Saskatchewan, Canada May 22, 1999
8 Canada D Kayle Doetzel R 6'3" 201 Rosetown, Saskatchewan, Canada June 19, 1995
24 Canada D Ethan Sakowich (Rookie) L 6'0" 170 Athabasca, Alberta, Canada Feb 4, 1999
26 Canada D Austin Shmoorkoff (Rookie) L 6'3" 177 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada May 6, 1997
Forwards
# Flag Position Player Shoots Height Weight (lbs) NHL rights Hometown Date of birth
9 Canada C Conner Bleackley R 6'1" 196 Colorado Avalanche, Round 1, #23, 2014 NHL Draft High River, Alberta, Canada Feb 7, 1996
10 Canada LW Evan Polei L 6'1" 221 Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada Feb 19, 1996
11 Canada C Jeff de Wit R 6'3" 185 Red Deer, Alberta Mar 14, 1998
12 Canada C Luke Philp R 5'10" 174 Canmore, Alberta Nov 6, 1995
13 Russia LW Ivan Nikolishin L 5'9" 165 Moscow, Russia Apr 12, 1996
14 United States RW Austin Pratt (Rookie) R 6'2" 212 Lakeville, MN, USA July 30, 1999
16 Canada LW Grayson Pawlenchuk L 6'0" 186 Ardrossan, Alberta, Canada Mar 22, 1997
17 Canada RW Reese Johnson (Rookie) R 6'0" 175 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada July 10, 1998
18 Canada LW Braden Purtill L 6'0" 204 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada April 27, 1997
19 Canada LW Jake DeBrusk L 6'0" 181 Boston Bruins, Round 1, #14, 2015 NHL Draft Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Oct 17, 1996
20 Canada LW Akash Bains (Rookie) L 5'11" 183 Delta, BC, Canada Feb 16, 1999
22 Canada LW Brandon Hagel (Rookie) L 6'0" 165 Morinville, Alberta, Canada Aug 27, 1998
23 Czech Republic C Michael Spacek (Rookie) R 5'11" 185 Winnipeg Jets, Round 4, #108, 2015 NHL Draft Pardubice, Czech Republic Apr 9, 1997
25 Canada C Adam Musil R 6'3" 196 St. Louis Blues, Round 4, #94, 2015 NHL Draft Delta, British Columbia, Canada Mar 26, 1997
27 Canada RW Taden Rattie (Rookie) R 6'4" 190 Airdrie, Alberta, Canada Feb 27, 1998
28 Canada LW Adam Helewka L 6'2" 200 San Jose Sharks, Round 4 #106, 2015 NHL Draft Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada Jul 21, 1995

NHL Alumni[edit]

(active at the end of the 2015/16 NHL season is in BOLD)

[number of NHL games played]

Players


Coaches and Support Staff

WHL Awards[edit]

(accurate through the end of the 2015/16 season)

AirBC Trophy (WHL Playoff MVP Award)

WHL Plus-Minus Award

St. Clair Group Trophy (WHL Marketing/Public Relations Award)

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

Doug Wickenheiser Memorial Trophy (WHL Humanitarian of the Year Award)

Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy (WHL Regular Season Champion)

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

Lloyd Saunders Memorial Trophy (WHL Executive of the Year)

Dunc McCallum Memorial Trophy (WHL Coach of the Year)

Del Wilson Trophy (WHL Top Goaltender)

Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy (WHL Rookie of the Year)

Bill Hunter Trophy (WHL Top Defenseman)

Brad Hornung Trophy (WHL Most Sportsmanlike Player)

Bob Clarke Trophy (WHL Top Scorer)

Four Broncos Memorial Trophy (WHL Player of the Year)

CHL Awards[edit]

(accurate through the end of the 2015/16 season)

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

Memorial Cup Host City

  • 2015/16 - Red Deer Rebels

See also[edit]

External links[edit]