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Fox’s shutout and special teams lead Queens to game two victory over Broncos


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Brent Forster – Red Deer Polytechnic Athletics

Olds, AB – The Red Deer Polytechnic Queens are one win away from their fourth Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Championship.

The Queens had a balanced attack, strong special teams, and outstanding goaltending in a 4-0 victory in game two of the best-of-five final.

The Polytechnic’s netminder Madison Fox was unbeatable on 24 shots.

The visitors opened the scoring at 18:35 of the first period on the power play. With traffic in front, RDP defenceman Kiera Mulder found room behind Broncos goalie Cienna Kinghorn low on the glove side. Rocky Mountain House’s Jordyn Mclaughlin had the lone assist.

Before the end of the frame, the Queens went up a pair. Mary Hirsch and Jailyn Bablitz entered Olds College’s zone on a two-on-one. Hirsch’s initial shot was stopped, but Bablitz capitalized on the rebound with 26.9 seconds remaining. Brooke Skripichayko, a Bachelor of Education Elementary student, recorded the secondary assist.

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The Queens’ power play went to work again at 12:00 of the second period. On a five-on-three advantage, Alli Soyko cashed in, picking up her second goal of the series. Hirsch and McLaughlin picked up their second assists of the contest.

Then 6:30 later, Monica Bowtell picked up a loose puck in the Broncos’ zone and scored high on the blocker side.

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Neither side could find the back of the net in the final frame and the Queens locked down a 4-0 win.

Kinghorn turned aside 23-of-27 shots (0.852).

The RDP Queens scored on two-of-seven power play opportunities. The Queens’ top penalty kill was also in fine form, stopping all nine of the Broncos’ opportunities with the extra skater.

Courtesy of Olds College Broncos Twitter

The Red Deer Polytechnic Queens will have the opportunity to wrap up the series on home ice. On Friday, March 25, the Queens will host the Olds College Broncos in game three of the best-of-five final at 7 pm.

Tickets are available online.

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UPDATE: Red Deer family found – safe

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RCMP are pleased to report that Susan, Deckard, Ryker, Emma, and Charlee have all been located safe. We would like to thank the public and media for their assistance.

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Red Deer RCMP request public assistance to locate missing mother with four children

On Dec. 5, 2022, Red Deer RCMP received a report from a concerned school representative that the whereabouts of a number of students from a family from Red Deer were unknown under concerning circumstances. The children were last seen in school earlier on Dec. 5, 2022.

Red Deer RCMP conducted an investigation and despite all efforts have been unable to locate Susan Lynn French (38) and her four children: Deckard French (11-months-old), Ryker French (3-years-old),  Emma French (9-years-old) and Charlee French-Frank (12-years-old). Red Deer RCMP are concerned for their well-being. The family’s current whereabouts are unknown.

Susan French is described as:

  • 5’8” tall
  • 240 lbs
  • Light complexion
  • Brown hair
  • Brown eyes

Deckard French (11 months) is described as:

  • Longer dark brown hair
  • Hazel eyes
  • Light complexion


Ryker French (3) is described as:

  • Short light brown hair
  • Blue eyes
  • Light complexion

Emma French (9) is described as:

  • Long dark brown hair
  • Brown eyes
  • Light complexion
  • Slim build


Charlee French-Frank is described as:

  • Long brown hair
  • Brown eyes
  • Light complexion


It is believed Susan may be driving a White 2014 Nissan Pathfinder bearing Alberta license plate CJS 5362.

Anyone with information concerning Susan or the children’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Red Deer RCMP Detachment at 403-406-2200. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

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First place Rebels host Tigers Wednesday then it’s Friday Funday vs the Oil Kings

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REBELS THIS WEEK Submitted by the Red Deer Rebels


Lot’s going on this Friday, December 9 when the Edmonton Oil Kings visit the Peavey Mart Centrium, including the annual Toque & Teddy Toss!

After the Rebels first goal, throw your toques, mitts, scarves, and teddys onto the ice, in support of the Red Deer Christmas Bureau. (Please place all items inside a plastic bag before launching!)

Beer Night is also back, with 2 for $10 domestic regular cans available wherever beer is sold on the concourse.

Then after the game, stick around for the full team autograph session!

Visit or to make sure you’re in the rink for this big night!


The Medicine Hat Tigers return to the Peavey Mart Centrium this Wednesday, December 7 at 7 p.m. The Rebels have earned three of a possible four points versus the Tigers so far this season (1-0-0-1).


The Rebels are the second team in the WHL to reach 40 points on the season with a record of 18-5-1-3. Red Deer continues the sit atop the Central Division standings, nine points up on Lethbridge, and is second overall in the WHL Eastern Conference.


Kai Uchacz continues to lead the way offensively for the Rebels. With three more assists last weekend, the Okotoks native leads Red Deer with 33 points on the season. He remains tied for second in the WHL with 18 goals.

Hunter Mayo is tied for first amongst all WHL defenceman with 10 goals on the season, including seven power play tallies which ties him for fourth in the entire WHL

Christoffer Sedoff recently became the 14th Rebels defenceman to record 100 career points. The Helsinki, Finland native is riding a four-game point streak (1 goal, 4 assists).


This holiday season, give the gift of an experience with a night out at the Rebels game! This holiday package includes your choice of grey or black toque with either two or four game night vouchers to be used at any 2022-2023 regular season game. Each voucher may be used for a single ticket of any type of admission to a 2022-2023 regular season Rebels game redeemable through the Tickets Alberta box office in the Peavey Mart Centrium.

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