This Week in RDC Athletics is sponsored by Larkaun Homes
The Red Deer College Hockey teams will begin the 2019-20 Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) season. The RDC Country Running team will race at Running Room Grand Prix #5 this Saturday. In preseason competition, the Kings and Queens Basketball teams will host the RDC Thanksgiving Classic Tournament. The Red Deer College Volleyball teams will partake in non-conference action against the Broncos.
Tickets can be purchased online.
Here is a summary of what is happening this week in RDC Athletics:
Queens Hockey | Thursday, October 10 | 7:00 p.m. | Olds College
The 12 returning student-athletes and 11 new additions are ready for the 2019-20 ACAC Women's Hockey season, which begins in Olds.
"That should be a good series right off the bat," says Camryn Wallan, a third-year Bachelor of Education Elementary student. "We're going to have to make sure that we use our speed, get pucks to the net and make sure we capitalize on our opportunities."
After many practices and six exhibition games, the RDC Queens are thrilled to hit the ice in regular season action.
"I'm excited to get started," says Head Coach Kelly Coulter. "All the girls are ready to compete."
Defender Ashley Sutherland
Queens Hockey | Friday, October 11 | 7:00 p.m. | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre
The Queens will host the Broncos in a rematch.
Kings Hockey | Friday, October 11 | 7:00 p.m. | MacEwan University
The Red Deer College Kings will begin the new campaign against the defending champion MacEwan University Griffins. The two teams were involved in a memorable semi-final last year when all three games went into overtime. MacEwan University eventually took the hard-fought series, going on to win their third consecutive ACAC Championship.
Head Coach Trevor Keeper thinks that experience could help this team reach the next step. "We feel that we learned from that last year. We've been to the semi-finals the last couple of years," he says. "We've been to double-overtime games in the playoffs, so that experience is invaluable. It could be the factor that pushes this group through to the next level."
Kings Hockey | Saturday, October 12 | 7:00 p.m. | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre
The Kings and Griffins will meet again, but this time on the RDC Kings' home ice.
RDC Cross Country | Grand Prix #5 | Sat., Oct. 12 | 12:00 p.m. | U of A Augustana
This will be the final Running Room Grand Prix before the ACAC Cross Country Running Championships on Saturday, October 26. SAIT will host the championships.
Queens Soccer | Sunday, October 13 | 12:00 p.m. | Olds College
The Queens (4-4-0) will challenge the second place Broncos (5-2-1) on the road in a Women's Cancer Awareness Game. The RDC Queens share third spot in the south standings with the Medicine Hat College Rattlers (3-2-3) and University of Alberta Augustana Vikings (4-4-0).
Kings Soccer | Sunday, October 13 | 2:00 p.m. | Olds College
The Red Deer College Kings Soccer team (6-1-1) will play the fifth place Olds College Broncos (3-5-0) in a Women's Cancer Awareness Game. The RDC Kings and Lethbridge College Kodiaks (6-1-1) are tied for first place in the ACAC Men's Soccer South Division. First-year midfielder Nathan Swartz leads the Kings with six goals.
Gabriel Fleury de Queiroz
Thanksgiving Basketball Classic
Queens Basketball | Thursday, October 10 | 6:00 p.m. | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre
In exhibition play, the Red Deer College Queens Basketball team will host the Briercrest College Clippers.
Queens Basketball | Friday, October 11 | 8:00 p.m. | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre
The RDC Queens will play the Concordia University Thunder.
Queens Basketball | Saturday, October 12 | 6:00 p.m. | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre
The Basketball Queens will tip-off against the SAIT Trojans.
The schedule and results can be found online.
Kings Basketball | Thursday, October 10 | 8:00 p.m. | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre
The Red Deer College Kings Basketball team will challenge the U of A Augustana Vikings.
Kings Basketball | Friday, October 11 | 6:00 p.m. | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre
The RDC Kings and Okanagan College Coyotes will compete.
Kings Basketball | Saturday, October 12 | 8:00 p.m. | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre
The Kings will entertain the Burman University Bobcats.
The schedule and results can be viewed online.
Queens Volleyball | Wednesday, October 9 | 6:00 p.m. | Three Hills School
The Red Deer College Queens will play against the Olds College Broncos in Three Hills.
Kings Volleyball | Wednesday, October 9 | 8:00 p.m. | Three Hills School
The RDC Kings will face the Olds College Broncos.
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