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REBELS SIGN TOP 2 PICKS FROM 2011 WHL DRAFT

RED DEER, AB – Jesse Wallin, General Manager/Head Coach of the Red Deer Rebels Hockey Club, announced today they have signed forward Conner Bleackley and defenceman Haydn Fleury each to a standard player’s contract.  

Conner Bleackley was the Rebels’ first round selection, 21st overall, in the 2011 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft.  Haydn Fleury was the Rebels’ second round pick, 43rd overall. 

Both Bleackley and Fleury are not eligible to play full time with the Rebels until the 2012-13 season. 

Jesse Wallin, Rebels GM/Head Coach – “We’re excited to add these two young men to our organization.  We expect they each have a bright future here, as they are both highly touted prospects that should have a very positive impact on the future of our franchise.”

Conner Bleackley

DOB:  February 7, 1996
Hometown:  High River, AB
HT:  6’0”
WT: 198 LBS
Shoots: Right
2010-11 Team:  Okotoks Bantam AAA

Haydn Fleury

DOB:  July 8, 1996
Hometown:  Carlyle, SK
HT:  6’1”
WT:  177
Shoots:  Left
2010-11 Team:  Notre Dame Bantam AAA

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