The Red Deer Rebels are looking forward to another busy weekend on home ice at the Peavey Mart Centrium.
On Friday (January 27), they will be going up against the Saskatoon Blades at 7:00PM and the Winnipeg Ice on Saturday at 7:00PM. Finally, the Centrium is sold out for their Tuesday night game against Connor Bedard and the Regina Pats who will be visiting the Rebels at 7:00PM.
Rebels Defensemen, Jace Weir says the team will be prepared.
“We got to obviously play our game and stick to our systems and you know do what we do best,” said Weir.
The Rebels are coming off a loss against the Calgary Hitmen last Sunday, and two wins on Friday and Saturday against the Prince George Cougars and Brandon Wheat Kings. Weir says they are working past some of the issues they faced last weekend.
“We won those first two games obviously and then going into Calgary and that three on three that last third game was hard. I did think as a team we didn’t play too bad. I think this week in practice we’re fixing up a couple things that we want to fix up from that last game and work on. This week in practice has been really huge for the weekend coming up,” explained Weir.
Following their home games this weekend, the Red Deer Rebels will be headed to the United States for five games. Weir is looking forward to playing the teams down south.
“We've never been to the States, so you know it's going to be super exciting. I've never been to the states either, because last year we didn't go. I'm pretty pumped to go down there and play in those arenas. I've heard they're pretty nice,” said Weir.
The Rebels have a growing fan base and Weir is pretty proud to have the local support in Red Deer and area.
“In my opinion, we already have some of the best fans in the league. We're very fortunate to have such good fans who are so loud and so supportive. Having lots of fans at the games always helps bring energy up and makes it easier to play," he added.
Weir has played for the Rebels for three seasons and says his goal for every game is just to get a little bit better each time he’s on the ice.
“I'm just going to the rink every day with the mindset of trying to get one per cent better,” he added.