Curling Kings finish first at Fall Regionals in St. Paul

The RDC Kings had a fantastic weekend in St. Paul. Photo - Tony Hansen
The RDC Kings had a fantastic weekend in St. Paul. Photo - Tony Hansen

Brent Forster - RDC

The Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Curling Fall Regionals is in the books, and the RDC Kings finished the weekend in top spot. The Kings defeated Concordia University 7-5 in the morning to push their record to a perfect 5-0. The Queens were edged 6-5 by the defending ACAC Women's Curling champions, Concordia University, and they finished the weekend with an even 3-3 record. The RDC Mixed Curling team dropped an 8-2 decision to MacEwan University and went 2-3 over the three days. 

Red Deer College Curling Head Coach Brad Hamilton saw good signs from the RDC student-athletes, especially with several curlers in new roles. "Overall, it was a good weekend considering that all three teams had curlers in different positions from last year. The Kings finished strong in a number of games to pull out wins," said Hamilton. "The Queens and RDC Mixed Curling team had some ups and downs but they are both in fourth spot heading into the Winter Regionals. We will be working on playing every end at a high level."

 

Men's Standings           

Red Deer College Kings (5-0)

Concordia University of Edmonton (3-2)

Olds College  (2-3)

U of A Augustana (2-3)

NAIT (2-3)

Lakeland College (1-4)

 

Women's Standings                

Concordia University of Edmonton (6-0)

MacEwan University (4-2)

NAIT (4-2)

Red Deer College Queens (3-3)

Olds College (2-4)

Lakeland College (1-5)

U of A Augustana (1-5)

 

Mixed Standings    

Portage College (5-0)

NAIT (4-1)

MacEwan University (4-1)

Red Deer College (2-3)

Lakeland College (1-4)

Olds College (0-5)

 

The RDC Curling teams will compete at the ACAC Curling Winter Regionals January 26-28, 2018 at the Avonair Curling Club in Edmonton. Concordia University of Edmonton will host the competition.