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Busy Weekend For RDC Sports


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It’s a busy weekend for RDC Sports teams. The RDC Kings and Queens Volleyball teams begin their seasons by travelling to Calgary to face SAIT Friday night, then return home to host the Trojans at the RDC gym Saturday evening, starting with the Queens at 6pm. The RDC Kings Volleyball team will also raise their championship banner from last season Saturday night at 8pm.

Meanwhile, the Kings hockey team takes to the ice in exhibition action Friday night, hosting the University of Alberta Augustana Vikings at the Penhold Multi-plex at 7pm. The Kings also host the Innisfail Eagles Saturday night at 7pm.

Saturday has the RDC Kings and Queens Soccer teams in Lethbridge to play the Kodiaks, then in Medicine Hat on Sunday to play the Rattlers.

Elsewhere, RDC’s Cross Country Running Team competes in Grand Prix #5. At Grand Prix #4 in Grande Prairie, both women’s and men’s teams finished first out of the competing ACAC schools. The RDC men’s team is ranked fourteenth and the women’s team is ranked third by the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). The RDC women’s team is the highest ranked team from the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC).

And in RDC Golf, The Men’s and Women’s teams travel to P.E.I. October 16th to compete in the 2016 PING CCAA Golf National Championship Oct. 19 – 21, hosted by Holland College of Charlottetown. The Fox Meadow Golf & Country Club is located in Stratford, P.E.I.

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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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