The momentum to form a high level dedicated female midget team began during the 2004/05 hockey season when a Midget AA provincial team was formed early in the fall and practiced and played on a frequent basis throughout the year.  

Prior to the 2004/05 season a “provincial” team was formed late in the season by selecting the top players from club teams to play in the provincial Saskatchewan Hockey Association (SHA) Midget AA playoffs.

The team for the 2004/05 season was named the Wheelers and went on to host the Western Shield in the spring of 2005 (the province’s Centennial year) and was able to make enough of a profit from the tournament to both create a Hockey Regina Inc. (HRI) Female Fund dedicated to the development of female hockey, and to purchase the first set of jerseys for the Midget AA team.

The fall of 2005 saw HRI create a dedicated female Midget AA program.  It was decided that the Midget AA team would operate as a dedicated team that would play exhibition games and tournaments only throughout the 2005/06 hockey season.  The Midget AAA league was not yet formed, but it was the general consensus that the league formation was imminent and it would be wise to get the Regina program going as soon as possible.  The team was renamed the Regina Rebels and they played as a dedicated team for the 2005/06 season attending the Notre Dame North American Challenge and the Mac’s Midget AAA Tournament in Calgary.  In June of 2006 the SHA created the Saskatchewan Female Midget AAA Hockey League (SFMAAAHL) and it was full steam ahead.  The Rebels entered the inaugural 2006/07 season of SFMAAAHL as HRI’s representative and had an impressive first season finishing with a 19-5-3-1 record.

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