RDC Athletics kicks off second half of 2017-18 season

By rdnewsNOW staff
January 3, 2018 - 10:55am

With the semester break behind them, RDC Athletics teams return to action starting this weekend for the second half of their 2017-18 Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) season.

RDC Kings Hockey team (9-4-1-0) will play a home-and-home series against the Concordia University Thunder (4-9-1-0).

The Kings finished the first semester with a pair of strong performances against the first place NAIT Ooks (11-1-1-1). The Kings took three out of four points against the Ooks and they handed NAIT their first regulation loss of the season. In their past 10 games, the RDC Kings sport a 7-3 record and they share second spot in the league.

Special teams have been solid for the RDC Kings. They are tied for the second best penalty kill in the league (91.4%) and they hold the second best power play (18.8%).

The Kings visit Concordia Friday night before returning to take on the Thunder Saturday night at 6 p.m. at the Penhold Multiplex.

Both RDC Volleyball squads will play a pair of matches this weekend in Olds against the Broncos.

Queens Volleyball (9-3) are riding a five match winning streak as they take on a winless Olds squad (0-14). The Queens sit in second place in the ACAC Women’s Volleyball South Division. Setter Chanelle Kayser has averaged 8.00 assists per set which is fifth best in the league. Kayser, a Bachelor of Science Nursing student, is a fifth-year student-athlete from Calgary.

Meantime, Kings Volleyball (7-5) sit tied for fourth in the ACAC Men’s Volleyball South Division as they visit the winless Broncos (0-14).

Adam Turlejski leads the league with 0.82 blocks per set. Turlejski, a Bachelor of Business Administration General Management student, is a fourth-year student-athlete from Melbourne, Victoria.

ACAC Scoreboard Jan 5 - 7

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