This week, the RDC Basketball teams will play the Ambrose University Lions in Calgary. The Hockey Queens will face-off against the SAIT Trojans in a pair of road games and the Kings will challenge the Portage College Voyageurs twice in Lac La Biche.
The RDC Volleyball teams have completed regular season play and will prepare for the ACAC Championships from February 21 to 23. NAIT will host the men's championship and Ambrose University will welcome the top four women's teams from both the north and south divisions, to compete for top spot.
Tickets can be purchased online for the men's volleyball national championship, held at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre from March 7 to 9, 2019.
Here is a summary of what is happening this week in RDC Athletics.
Queens Basketball | Saturday, Feb. 16 | 6:00 p.m. | Ambrose University
The RDC Queens will tip-off against the Lions in Calgary. Lauren Cardinal, an Open Studies student, is coming off a solid weekend against the Broncos, totaling 26 points, seven rebounds, three steals and two assists in a pair of games.
Lauren Cardinal (8) Colby Brochu Photography
Kings Basketball | Saturday, Feb. 16 | 8:00 p.m. | Ambrose University
The fourth place Red Deer College Kings (10-8) will challenge the Ambrose University Lions (12-7) in Calgary. The Lions sit in third, four points above the Kings but they have also played one more game. The fifth place Lethbridge College Kodiaks (8-9) trail the RDC Kings by four points, for the final playoff spot in the south.
Bachelor of Education Elementary student, Spencer Klassen continues to lead the league with 25.5 points per game.
Spencer Klassen (21) Colby Brochu Photography
Queens Hockey | Friday, Feb. 15 | 7:00 p.m. | SAIT
The third place RDC Queens (9-9-4-0) will play the SAIT Trojans (5-14-0-0) in Calgary. The Queens boast the second best penalty kill in the league (88.3%). The Trojans sit at the bottom of ACAC Women's Hockey with an 81.9 per cent efficiency.
Karlee Fetch has the third best goals against average (2.08) and save percentage (0.924) in the league.
Karlee Fetch (1) Colby Brochu Photography
Queens Hockey | Saturday, Feb. 16 | 2:00 p.m. | SAIT
In an afternoon rematch, the Trojans will host the Queens.
Kings Hockey | Friday, Feb. 15 | 7:00 p.m. | Portage College
The fifth place Red Deer College Kings (13-7-1-1) will battle with the Portage College Voyageurs (3-18-1-0) in Lac La Biche. Led by Chase Thudium's league leading 16 goals, the Kings have the fourth most potent offence in the league (4.32 goals per game). The Voyageurs sit last in offence (1.73).
Chase Thudium (10) Pic - Tony Hansen
Kings Hockey | Saturday, Feb. 16 | 1:00 p.m. | Portage College
In an afternoon contest, the Kings and Voyageurs will compete.
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