The first day of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Curling Championships was finalized and the Red Deer College Queens earned a win to begin the weekend, while the Kings and mixed team will look to get into the win column on Saturday.
The Red Deer College Queens were within two points (38-40) at the half and the saved their best for last, outscoring the Briercrest College Clippers by 12 in the fourth (23-11), but dropped a close 75-71 road decision.
After the Red Deer College Queens dropped the opening set (25-20) to the SAIT Trojans, they persisted and rattled off three consecutive set victories (25-23, 25-22 and 25-19) to earn the win on the second day at the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Women's Volleyball Championship.
On the second day of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Men’s Volleyball Championship, the Briercrest College Clippers captured the first set (25-15) but the RDC Kings roared back, taking the next three sets (25-19, 25-20 and 29-27) to win the match.
There was a lot of excitement at Sylvan Lake's NexSource Centre Friday afternoon as the RDC Kings hosted the MacEwan University Griffins, in a charity game which supported Sylvan Lake Community Partners Association (CPA). Backed by the solid goaltending of Arik Weersink, the Kings shutout the defending ACAC champions 3-0.
After the University of Alberta Augustana Vikings captured the first two sets (25-21, 25-16), the Red Deer College Queens tried to climb back into the match (25-16) but eventually dropped a four set decision (26-28), in the first match at the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Women's Volleyball Championship.
In the opening match of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Men's Volleyball Championship, the Red Deer College Kings started well, winning the first two sets (25-23, 25-23) but the University of Alberta Augustana Vikings came on, taking the next three sets (25-21, 25-19 and 15-12) to pick up the five set decision.
Regan Fathers and Mark DeWit of the Red Deer College Kings were recognized at the 2019 Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Men’s Volleyball Award Presentations on Wednesday evening at Shaw Theatre in Edmonton.
Student-athletes Emma Holmes and Kaylee Domoney, along with RDC Queens Volleyball Head Coach Chris were honoured at the 2019 Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Women’s Volleyball Banquet & Award Presentations on Wednesday evening at Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club in Calgary.
This week, the Kings and Queens Volleyball teams will compete in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Volleyball Championships. All three RDC Curling teams will compete in the ACAC Curling Championships in Olds. In a make-up game, the Hockey Kings will host the MacEwan University Griffins in Sylvan Lake and both basketball squads will challenge the Briercrest College Clippers in Saskatchewan.
The Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Men's Volleyball Championship is only days away and the RDC Kings finished the regular season on an incredible roll. In their past 17 matches, the RDC Kings went 15-2 in ACAC action, and 3-1 at their Christmas Tournament against some of the top teams from across Canada.
The RDC Queens (16-8) will open the ACAC Women's Volleyball Championship against the University of Alberta Augustana Vikings (14-10) on Thursday, February 21 at 1:00 p.m. The Queens wrapped up second place in the south with 32 points. The Vikings placed third in the north with 28. In their past ten matches, the Queens have won eight and the Vikings picked up six decisions. The Red Deer College Queens will enter the championship weekend as one of the hottest teams in the league, winning six consecutive matches and 15 of their past 18.
Using the combined results from the Fall and Winter Regionals, the Red Deer College Kings (7-5), Queens (7-5) and RDC Mixed Curling team (5-5) all placed in the top four, which qualified all three teams for the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Championships at the Olds Curling Club. Both the Kings and Queens finished third in their respective divisions and the mixed team captured the final playoff spot.
The RDC Queens trailed by five points in the fourth quarter against the Ambrose University Lions, but it didn’t rattle them. The Queens persisted and took charge in the final quarter, earning a 79-76 road victory.
After the Red Deer College Kings spotted the Portage College Voyageurs a goal, they quickly responded and scored eight consecutive markers en route to a commanding 8-1 road victory in ACAC Me's Hockey action.
The names Aaron Schulha and Keith Hansen are synonymous with the winning tradition of Red Deer College Kings Volleyball. As former student-athletes and then coaches, the RDC alumni have both played prominent roles in the Kings’ 13 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Men’s Volleyball National Championships, the most in the nation.
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 in ACAC action.
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.
The RDC Queens rode the stellar play of Karlee Fetch and defeated the defending Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Women's Hockey Champions, the MacEwan University Griffins, 2-1 at the Downtown Community Arena.
The Lethbridge College Kodiaks hadn’t experienced a single defeat this season until the RDC Kings came to town. Now the Kodiaks have dropped back-to-back matches, after the Kings downed the host Kodiaks in four sets (25-23, 22-25, 26-24 and 34-32) on Saturday afternoon.bbb
Friday evening, the Red Deer College Kings accomplished what no other Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Men's Volleyball team has been able to do this season - defeat the Lethbrige College Kodiaks (23-25, 25-18, 25-22, 23-25 and 15-9).