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Rebels forward Oleg Zaitsev will be a key player for Russia at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup.
Rebels forward Oleg Zaitsev will be a key player for Russia at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup. rdnewsNOW / Troy Gillard

Rebels' Zaitsev excited to shine for Russia at Hlinka Gretzky Cup

By Troy Gillard (Twitter: @Troy_Gillard)
August 3, 2018 - 4:34pm Updated: August 9, 2018 - 1:58pm

Oleg Zaitsev is being counted on to play a big role for Team Russia at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup.

The highly-touted 17-year-old forward is also getting an early taste of Red Deer after being selected by the Rebels in round one of the 2018 CHL Import Draft.

The Red Deer Rebels Alexander Alexeyev was picked 31st overall in the first round of the NHL Draft held in Dallas, Texas on Friday and Saturday.
The Red Deer Rebels Alexander Alexeyev was picked 31st overall in the first round of the NHL Draft held in Dallas, Texas on Friday and Saturday. Rob Wallator / rawimpressions.ca

Alexeyev and Barteaux selected by Capitals and Stars in NHL Draft

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
June 22, 2018 - 9:15pm Updated: June 24, 2018 - 12:05am

Red Deer Rebels defenceman Alexander Alexeyev was selected 31st overall in the NHL Draft by the reigning Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals on Friday night.

The St. Petersburg, Russia native had seven goals and 30 assists in 45 games with the WHL's Rebels last season.

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