RED DEER- This past week, the RDC Queens Hockey team put forth a great effort against the MacEwan University Griffins, but dropped their semi-final series in three games.
At the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Men’s Basketball Championship, the Kings finished sixth.
The Red Deer College Kings Hockey team defeated the MacEwan University Griffins once and the Briercrest College Clippers twice, completing the regular season.
The RDC Indoor Track team placed first overall at Grand Prix #2.
Here is a summary of what happened this past week:
Queens Hockey, Thursday, Feb. 28, ACAC semi-final, MacEwan University
The Griffins took game one 4-2 on home ice.
Jenessa Fournier and Jordyn Burgar scored for the Queens. Karlee Fetch made 39 saves (0.929) for RDC.
Queens Hockey, Saturday, Mar. 2, ACAC semi-final, Servus Arena
In game two, the Red Deer College Queens defeated the MacEwan University Griffins 2-1 to push the series to three games.
Mairead Bast and Sydnee Decorby had the RDC goals.
Decorby recorded the overtime winner.
Karlee Fetch stopped 34 out of 35 shots and was named the Queens Player-of-the-Game.
In lieu of game tickets, $655.50 was raised for the Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre (CASASC).
Queens Hockey, Sunday, Mar. 3, ACAC semi-final | MacEwan University
In a hard fought battle, the Griffins captured game three 3-1 to advance to the finals against NAIT.
Mairead Bast scored the lone goal for the Queens.
Once again, Karlee Fetch was excellent in net, turning aside 35 out of 37 shots.
Kings Basketball, Feb. 28 to Mar. 2, ACAC Championship, Lakeland College
The RDC Kings finished sixth at the ACAC Championship.
On Thursday, the University of Alberta Augustana Vikings picked up an 85-75 decision over the Kings.
The Red Deer College Kings defeated the Ambrose University Lions 93-84 on Friday and then dropped a 78-69 score to the host Lakeland College Rustlers on Saturday afternoon.
Spencer Klassen was named to the ACAC Men’s Basketball Second All-Star Team.
Kings Hockey, Wednesday, Feb. 27, MacEwan University
The RDC Kings soundly defeated the MacEwan University Griffins 6-2.
Tyler Podgorenko, Austin Hunter, Chase Thudium, Mathieu Lapointe, Ryley Smith and Dylan Thudium scored for RDC.
Arik Weersink made 36 saves for the win.
Kings Hockey, Friday, Mar. 1, Briercrest College
The RDC Kings controlled the Briercrest College Clippers 7-1 in Saskatchewan.
Lynnden Pastachak, Dylan Thudium, Chance Longjohn, Ryley Smith, Chase Thudium, Parker Smyth and Mike Statchuk recorded goals.
Troy Trombley turned aside 25 out of 26 shots for the win.
Kings Hockey, Saturday, March 2, Briercrest College
The RDC Kings trailed by two goals heading into the third period, but they persisted and defeated the Clippers 4-3.
Mathieu Lapointe, Ryley Smith, Jacob Wozney and Lynnden Pastachak scored for RDC.
Arik Weersink made 18 saves in goal, in the final regular season contest.
The Kings (19-7-1-1) finished even with the MacEwan University Griffins (19-7-1-1) in the standings, but the Griffins had the edge in head-to-head competition during the regular season.
The Red Deer College Kings finished third and will face the Concordia University Thunder (7-19-1-1) in the best of three quarter-final.
The University of Alberta Augustana Vikings (17-10-1-0) will compete against the SAIT Trojans (17-10-1-0) in the other quarter-final.
First place NAIT (20-7-0-1) and MacEwan will receive a bye.
Indoor Track, Saturday, Mar. 2, Grand Prix #2, Concordia University of Edmonton
The RDC Indoor Track team captured first place, using the women’s and men’s combined scores.
The Queens were excellent, placing first among the female teams.
Shayla Sklaruk earned first in the 300 m (42.65) and 600 m (1:41.24).
In her first ACAC Indoor Track competition, Sandra Garcia- Bernal (5:06.22), placed first over 1,500 m.
The Kings had several strong races.
Stephen Rowley (2:08.68) finished third in the men’s 800 m final.
Matt Hope (4:06.44) raced to third in the 1,500 m and Devin Saunders (9:28.99) was third over 3,000 m.
The RDC team will now prepare for the ACAC Championships from March 15-16 in Calgary.
For more information on RDC Athletics, the student-athletes, scores, and game recaps of conference games, visit: rdcathletics.ca
(RDC - Gary McKinnon)
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