Red Deer College Athletics is proud to announce our Boston Pizza Athletes of the Week.
1. Tracie Kikuchi (Kik-oo-chee) – Queens Hockey
Hometown – Edmonton, AB
Kinesiology & Sport Studies (3rd year)
To say that the RDC Queens goaltender, Tracie Kikuchi, is on a roll would be an understatement. This past Thursday against Olds College, the Kinesiology & Sport Studies student stopped all 26 shots for the shutout and played a huge role in the Queens’ 1-0 overtime victory. Kikuchi turned aside all 15 shots on Saturday in a 3-0 home win and earned her second weekend shutout. The student-athlete from Edmonton helped the RDC Queens sweep the weekend series over the Broncos, and it was Kikuchi’s third consecutive shutout. The third-year student-athlete sports the best save percentage (0.952) in Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Women’s Hockey.
2. Tanner Butler – Kings Hockey
Hometown – Souris, Manitoba
Open Studies (4th year)
This past weekend, Tanner Butler, the captain of the RDC Kings Hockey team, played extremely well offensively and defensively over two games, and helped the Kings defeat the Portage College Voyageurs twice. On Friday, the smooth-skating defenceman scored a goal and assisted on the winner in the Kings’ 3-2 victory. Saturday afternoon, the fourth-year student-athlete scored on the power play and added two assists in a convincing 8-1 win. The defender from Souris, Manitoba, led by example and helped the Kings earn four of a possible four points in the standings. Butler leads ACAC Men’s Hockey with 12 assists and shares the lead for most points (19). While it’s a great feat to own such statistics, it makes it more impressive that Butler takes care of the defensive end and has put up amazing statistics from the blueline.
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