The Red Deer College Kings Soccer team will compete at the ACAC Championship this Friday. The RDC Cross Country Running team will participate at the ACAC Championships in Calgary. The Kings & Queens Basketball teams will host the SAIT Trojans. The Hockey Kings will compete against the NAIT Ooks in a home-and-home series and the Queens Hockey team will face the SAIT Trojans twice. The RDC Kings & Queens Volleyball teams will play the Ambrose University Lions in a pair of matches, including their home opener.
The RDC Kings held their fate in their own hands. Entering Sunday’s contest, the Kings knew a win over the Medicine Hat College Rattlers would seal a position in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Championship.
The Red Deer College Kings got better as the game went on. In their home opener, the Kings extended a seven point lead over the Olds College Broncos at the half, to 30 points at the final horn. The Kings sealed a 92-62 win in ACAC Men's Basketball action.
Good teams find a way to win. The RDC Kings faced a hungry University of Alberta Augustana Vikings team Saturday evening and despite killing a late penalty, the Kings found a way to lock down a 5-4 home win in ACAC competition.
It was a challenging opponent for the Red Deer College Queens to face to begin the 2019-20 Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) season, but the Queens used the home game against the Olds College Broncos as a litmus test. In Saturday’s season opener, the Broncos won three of the four quarters, taking an 80-64 road decision at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre in ACAC Women's Basketball action.
Clippers setter Ashley Erickson found a favourite target Saturday afternoon against the visiting Queens. Erickson connected with Rebecca Garner for 17 kills, helping the home team defeat the RDC Queens in three sets (25-19, 25-21 and 25-18) in ACAC action.
The first place Lethbridge College Kodiaks had their offence rolling Saturday afternoon against the Red Deer College Queens. The Kodiaks struck four times in the first half and added a trio in the latter 45 minutes, taking a 7-0 road win in ACAC action.
The Red Deer College Kings spotted the host University of Alberta Augustana Vikings a goal Friday evening, but then Austin Hunter and the Kings took over. Hunter set up the tying goal and scored the game-winning goal, and the Kings finalized a 3-1 road victory in ACAC regular season action.
Kings setter Thomas Wass kept the Clippers' defence guessing. The third-year Bachelor of Arts student spread out the offence in the season opener, helping the RDC Kings defeat the Briercrest College Clippers in five sets (21-25, 25-17, 25-18, 22-25 and 15-13). Thomas Wass had 51 assists, seven digs and one ace in the ACAC road victory.
Red Deer's Emma Holmes was one of the offensive sparks Friday night in the Queens' season opener, but it wasn't quite enough to overtake the 2018-19 Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) silver medal winning Briercrest College Clippers. The Clippers led after two sets (26-24 and 25-20), but the Queens didn't relent. After RDC took the third set 25-20, Rebecca Garner and the Clippers dug in and wrapped up the match in four sets with a 25-13 decision in ACAC action.
Not much separated the SAIT Trojans and Red Deer College Queens Wednesday afternoon. While shots on goal were close, the Trojans were able to capitalize on their opportunities. The home team scored a goal in each half, earning a 2-0 win in ACAC regular season action.
The RDC Cross Country team geared up for a trip to the United States for the 45th Willamette Invitational race in Salem, Oregon on October 5, 2019. This exciting trip started in Portland once we arrived at Panera Bread, a first for a few of our athletes!
The Red Deer College Soccer teams will wrap up the regular season with three important games. The Kings and Queens Basketball teams will begin the season against the Olds College Broncos at home. The Hockey Kings will compete against the University of Alberta Augustana Vikings in a home-and-home series. The RDC Kings & Queens Volleyball teams will play the Briercrest College Clippers on the road in ACAC regular season action.
The Olds College Broncos jumped out to 4-0 lead over the RDC Kings in the opening half and despite a couple of goals from Pedro Humberto Mourao Neto, the Kings couldn't fully overcome the deficit. The Broncos solidified a 5-2 home win in ACAC regular season action. Gabriel Martins Fonseca was the Kings Player-of-the-Game.
Olds College Broncos second-year forward Felicia Rodney was on a roll Sunday afternoon against the visiting Red Deer College Queens Soccer team. The Sports Management student tied an Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) record, striking seven times and the Broncos picked up an 8-1 win over the Queens in ACAC Women's Soccer regular season action.
Despite missing a handful of key student-athletes, the RDC Cross Country Running team continued to perform extremely well at Running Room Grand Prix #5. The Kings and Queens won the team trophy, with the best combined men’s and women’s results among the participating Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) teams. The Queens finished second and the Kings took third.
It was a game of momentum swings. In their home opener, the Red Deer College Kings skated out to a five goal lead, but the MacEwan University Griffins started to chip away. The Griffins scored four consecutive markers, pushing late, but Chase Thudium hit an empty net, solidifying a 6-4 home win in ACAC regular season action.
Back wearing a Kings uniform at the guard position are six-foot-five Anthony Harper, who contributed 10.2 points per game a year ago, Cody White, MacGregor Manyluk, Payton Baltzer, Malik Smith and Spencer Klassen, who averaged 25.6 points and finished at the top of ACAC scoring. Red Deer's Klassen was also recognized as a 2018-19 ACAC Men's Basketball South First All-Conference team selection and ACAC Championship Second Team All-Star. Jouvon Edison transferred from Olds College and Tyronn King joinged RDC from the University of New Brunswick. Brett Hochhausen, Joshua Bollers, Cole Wicker are first-year Kings.
The 2019-20 Red Deer College Queens Basketball team have a cohesive mix of six returning student-athletes, five transfers and two first-year players. On Saturday, October 19, the Queens will host the Broncos at 6:00 p.m. at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre in the ACAC season opener.
After all three games of last season's semi-final between the RDC Kings and MacEwan University Griffins went into extra time, it was no surprise that the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Men's Hockey season opener needed overtime to decide a winner. The Kings held a 2-1 edge in the third period, but the Griffins tied the game with seven minutes remaining. The home team eventually connected in double overtime, picking up a 3-2 decision in ACAC regular season action.
Special teams were once again a positive factor for the RDC Queens against the Olds College Broncos. The Queens' power play clicked at 20 per cent efficiency and their penalty kill was successful on all three occasions, helping them dispatch of the visitors 3-2 in ACAC regular season action.
After a Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) silver medal a year ago, the Red Deer College Kings are ready to begin the 2019-20 Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) season. The Kings will meet the Briercrest College Clippers on Friday, October 18 at 8:00 p.m. in Saskatchewan.
After a second place (16-8) regular season finish a year ago, the Red Deer College Queens Volleyball team is ready to being the 2019-20 Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) season on Oct. 18 against the Briercrest College Clippers in Caronport, Saskatchewan.
The Red Deer College Queens had the start to the season that they were looking for. On the strength of two power play markers and a perfect penalty kill, the Queens skated to a 3-2 road decision over the Olds College Broncos in ACAC action.
This week the Red Deer College Hockey teams will begin the 2019-20 Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC season). In preseason competition, the Kings and Queens Basketball teams will host the RDC Thanksgiving Classic Tournament. The RDC Volleyball teams will partake in non-conference action and the Red Deer College Cross Country Running team will race in Running Room Grand Prix #5.
The execution took some time to click for the Red Deer College Kings, but once they got rolling against the visiting Ambrose University Lions, they couldn't be stopped. After a scoreless 45 minutes, the Kings elevated their play, scoring a trio of goals and finalizing a 3-0 home decision in ACAC Men's Soccer regular season competition.