RED DEER, AB – Brent Sutter, President/General Manager/Head Coach of the Red Deer Rebels Hockey Club, announced today that Saturday, February 23rd will be Red Deer Rustlers Heritage Night in support of the Central Alberta Chapter of the Canadian Cancer Society presented by Finning Canada. The Rebels will wear replica jerseys of the 1979-80 Centennial Cup Champion Red Deer Rustlers that evening as they host the Prince Albert Raiders.
The jerseys will be auctioned off and all proceeds will go to the Central Alberta Chapter of the Canadian Cancer Society. Auction details will be released at a later date as well as the unveiling of the jersey.
The Red Deer Rustlers played in the Alberta Junior Hockey League from 1967-1989, although the team took a one year leave of absence in 1985-86. The Rustlers won the AJHL Championship eight times (1970, ‘71, ‘72, ‘74, ‘80, ‘85, ‘87, '89) and won the Centennial Cup (Canadian Junior ‘A’ Championship) in 1971 and 1980.
The Red Deer Rebels Hockey Club encourages all Rustlers alumni to contact the office (403-341-6000 or firstname.lastname@example.org) for information about attending the game February 23rd.
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