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A Winning Weekend For RDC Athletics


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It was a successful weekend for many RDC teams. Both Red Deer College Basketball teams won their games in Saskatchewan. The RDC Volleyball squads picked up a pair of victories over the Lethbridge College Kodiaks and the Queens Hockey team won both games against the Olds College Broncos. The RDC Kings Hockey team dropped a pair of games to the MacEwan University Griffins.

Here is a summary of what happened in RDC Athletics this past week.

Queens Volleyball | Friday, Feb. 3 | RDC

The RDC Queens defeated the Lethbridge College Kodiaks in straight sets (25-22, 25-13 and 25-8). Miranda Dawe was named the Queens player-of-the-game. The Kinesiology and Sport Studies student finished with 13 kills, 2 service aces, 9 digs and 1 stuff block.

Kings Volleyball | Friday, Feb. 3 | RDC

The Red Deer College Kings won in 4 sets over the Lethbridge College Kodiaks (25-23, 25- 15, 20-25 and 25-20). Matthew Lofgren was chosen as the Kings player-of-the-game. The Kamloops native finished with 11 kills, 1 assist, 1 service ace, 7 digs and 1 stuff block.

Kings Hockey | Friday, Feb. 3 | Penhold Multiplex

The MacEwan University Griffins downed the RDC Kings 6-3. Mike Statchuk, Riley Simpson and Scott Ferguson scored for the Kings.

Queens Basketball | Friday, Feb. 3 | Briercrest College

In Saskatchewan, the RDC Queens defeated the Briercrest College Clippers 68-57. Emily White led the Queens with 24 points.

Kings Basketball | Friday, Feb. 3 | Briercrest College

On the road, the Kings defeated the Clippers 81-73. Ian Tevis led the Kings with 26 points.


Queens Volleyball | Saturday, Feb. 4 | RDC

In an afternoon contest, the RDC Queens defeated the Lethbridge College Kodiaks in 4 sets (25-14, 25-17, 19-25 and 25-20). Ashley Fehr accumulated 38 assists, 3 service aces, 3 kills and 5 digs for the Queens. With their 12th win in a row, the RDC Queens (17-3) have 34 points in the ACAC Women’s Volleyball South Division, sit in 2nd place and trail the Briercrest College Clippers (19-1) by 4 points.

Kings Volleyball | Saturday, Feb. 4 | RDC

In an afternoon rematch, the Kings defeated the Kodiaks in straight sets (25-15, 25-12 and 25-23). For RDC, Luke Brisbane finished with 29 assists, 1 service ace, 1 kill and 5 digs. “We did several things this week that show we are moving in the right direction which is good,” said Kings Head Coach Aaron Schulha. “Passing was a strength for us this week against a pretty good serving team which is a good sign moving forward.” With the victory, the Red Deer College Kings Volleyball team (16-4) improve to 32 points and trail the 1st place Medicine Hat College Rattlers by 2 points in the ACAC Men’s Volleyball South Division. The RDC Kings will host the 2016-2017 ACAC Men’s Volleyball Championship Feb. 22-25.

Queens Basketball | Saturday, Feb. 4 | Briercrest College

The Queens defeated the Clippers 82-52. Kiana Mintz and Maya Parker had 14 points each for RDC. With the win, the Queens (7-10) improve to 14 points in the ACAC Women’s Basketball South Division and trail 4th place Medicine Hat College by 2 points.

Kings Basketball | Saturday, Feb. 4 | Briercrest College

In a strong performance, the RDC Kings defeated the Briercrest College Clippers 107-69. Ian Tevis contributed 36 points, 6 steals, 4 assists and 10 rebounds for RDC. Shayne Stumpf finished with 17 points, 5 assists and 9 rebounds for the Kings. In the ACAC Men’s Basketball South Division, Lethbridge College (12-3), SAIT and Medicine Hat College are tied for top spot with 24 points. The RDC Kings (11-6) are only 2 points behind.

Queens Hockey | Saturday, Feb. 4 | ENMAX Centrium

In the 2nd half of the home-and-home series, the Queens blanked the Broncos 4-0. Ashley Graf, Breanna Martin, Cassidy Anderson and Emily Swier scored for the Queens. Jen West turned aside all 14 shots and picked up the shutout victory. With the win, the Queens move to 31 points in the standings and remain in 1st place. The MacEwan University Griffins trail the RDC Queens by 3 points. Ashley Graf continues to lead the league with 21 points. Jade Petrie and Emily Swier are tied for 2nd spot with 17 points each.

Kings Hockey | Saturday, Feb. 4 | MacEwan University

In Edmonton, the Griffins defeated the Kings 5-1. Special teams were a difference in the game. MacEwan University connected on 2-of-5 power plays while RDC went 0-for-5 with the extra skater. Tyler Berkholtz scored for the Kings and has 20 points in 21 games. The RDC Kings sit in 5th spot in ACAC Men’s Hockey with 19 points and the top 6 teams qualify for the playoffs.

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End of an era for Red Deer Minor baseball Braves

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From Red Deer Minor Baseball Board of Directors

Following many discussions within the Red Deer community, the baseball community, our association members, as well as our board of directors we have made the decision to move forward with rebranding our teams, currently known as the Braves. For our association the Braves name symbolized warrior strength, bravery and resilience, all qualities we were proud to align with; and although the initial moniker of our teams was never intended to carry a derogatory or disrespectful connotation, for some, it has. The topic of our rebrand has been polarizing and arguments both for and against have been passionately presented. We have made the decision to move forward in the direction we feel is best for our association.

In alignment with the membership majority vote, the Red Deer Minor Baseball Board of Directors is excited to announce that we will now be known as the Red Deer Rangers.

The Red Deer Rangers will retain our current navy and crimson colors and will not adopt the colors or logo of the MLB, NHL, or any other Rangers franchise. We are looking forward to forging our own identity and embracing our own look.

As you can appreciate this is a complex initiative that will take time. We will remain the Braves for the 2024 season and aim to have our rebrand complete for the 2025 season.

All participants that submitted the Rangers name during our rebranding poll, will be entered into a draw to receive the first Red Deer Rangers jersey.

We hope you will join us in celebrating this positive endeavor as we create a new inclusive legacy for our association that all can be proud of.

RDMBA Board of Directors

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Red Deer Minor Hockey is proud to announce our new General Manager Lane Moore

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From Red Deer Minor Hockey 

The Red Deer Minor Hockey Board of Directors is pleased & honored to announce, after an extensive search, that Lane Moore has accepted the position of General Manager of Red Deer Minor Hockey.  Lane will start his new role early in the new year & is very excited about leading our organization into the future as we aim to provide a positive learning and maturing experience for all of our young athletes & coaches in a minor hockey setting.

Lane comes into the role of General Manager with an extensive resume, in both hockey and administration.  Lane has led the Bentley school as principal for the last 17 years & was an educator prior to that.  On the hockey side, Lane’s passion for coaching & engaging with young athletes, dates back to 2002.  His most recent involvement as a coach with Red Deer Minor Hockey saw Lane lead the U17AAA North Star Chiefs for 2 seasons (21-22, 22-23).  Prior to his work with Red Deer Minor Hockey Lane served as President of Rimbey Minor Hockey for several seasons.

One of Lane’s biggest strengths is his ability to create highly effective teams by building a common mission & vision & then executing on those through visionary leadership.  These attributes shone through during this General Manager search and we are thrilled for Lane to lead this organization now & into the future as we aim to be one of the premier Minor Hockey Associations in the province.

Lane, his wife Kathleen & their three children Easton, Cooper & Lexi call Red Deer home.  His son Cooper is the captain of Red Deer U18AAA Optimist Chiefs & his older son Easton is pursuing his hockey career and post-secondary studies in Massachusetts.  Please join us in congratulating Lane Moore as the new General Manager of the Red Deer Minor Hockey Commission, welcome Lane!

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