The Red Deer Rebels announced today they will make a bid for the 2013 Mastercard Memorial Cup.
As a guy who covered the Rebels from 2000-2002 I can say the Enmax Centrium would be a great place to host the event, and Red Deer hockey fans will be all over it.
Here's some of the news release put out by the team.
If five or more cities bid for the 2013 Mastercard Memorial Cup, then the WHL will review preliminary bid information and shortlist the bids to a maximum of four by June 15, 2011.
The presentations to the WHL Board of Governors will be made October 15, 2011. The final decision will also be made that day.
More details about the Red Deer bid, and its committee, will be released at a later date.
Brent Sutter, President/Owner of The Red Deer Rebels Hockey Club – “We’re in a position now with our hockey club that we believe that we can compete at this level. We also know our community can support an event of this magnitude. The Mastercard Memorial Cup is one of biggest hockey events in our country, and we think Central Alberta would be the perfect place to host such a prestigious event.”