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More Wins Than Losses For RDC Athletics Over The Weekend


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By Sheldon Spackman

Another busy weekend has wrapped up for RDC Athletics, with many of the teams celebrating victories over the last few days.

The RDC Kings Hockey Team shut out the Portage College Voyageurs 4-0 in Lac La Biche on Friday night. Troy Trombley earned the shut-out for the Kings while Nick Fountain, Riley Simpson, Landon Kletke and David Heath scored for the Kings.

On Saturday, The Kings were back at the Penhold Multi-plex and defeated the Voyageurs 8-1 in the second half of their home and home series. Troy Trombley picked up the win in the Kings net once again. Nick Fountain, Zak Hicks, Austin Hunter, Scott Ferguson, Dustin Gorgi and Arie Postmus scored for the Kings while Tyler Berkholtz added a pair of goals for RDC as well. The Kings Hockey team now sits in fifth place out of eight teams.

As for the RDC Queens Hockey Team, they shut out the MacEwan University Griffins 2-0 in Edmonton on Saturday. Tracie Kikuchi earned the shut-out for the Queens while Kaci Jones and Jessica Anderson picked up the goals for RDC. The Queens have NOW won 6 games in a row and sit in second place in ACAC Women’s Hockey.

The RDC Kings Basketball Team won 98-90 over the Olds College Broncos on Friday night. Matt Matear contributed 18 rebounds, 15 points, 1 steal and 2 assists for the Kings. On Saturday, The Kings defeated St. Mary’s University 94-76 at the RDC Main Gym. Ian Tevis had 20 points, added
2 blocks, 10 steals, 9 assists and 2 rebounds in the game. The Kings are now unbeaten with a 3-0 record and sit in first place in the ACAC Men’s Basketball South Division standings.

Meanwhile, the Queens Basketball Team defeated the Olds College Broncos 82-72 on Friday night. Kiana Mintz finished with 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals and 22 points for the Queens. On Saturday, RDC won 68-58 over the St. Mary’s University Lightning. Emily White led the Queens with 21 points. The RDC Queens now have 4 points and share top spot in the ACAC Women’s Basketball South Division with a 2-1 record.

Finally, the RDC Kings Volleyball Team had mixed results over the weekend. They were edged in five sets by the Briercrest Clippers in Caronport, Saskatchewan on Friday. After winning the opening set 25-23, the Kings dropped the next set 21-25, took the third set 25-17, lost the fourth set 10-25 and dropped the final set 13-15. Regan Fathers and Brian Grenier each had 13 kills for the Kings.

On Saturday, the Kings swept the Clippers in three sets, winning 25-19, 25-17 and 25-20. For the Kings, Luke Brisbane accumulated 33 assists, 1 service ace, 5 digs and 2 kills. The Kings now sit in top spot in the ACAC Men’s Volleyball South Division with a 6-2 record.

As for the Queens, they lost in five sets to the Clippers on Friday. After dropping the opening set 18-25, the Queens won the next two sets 25-23 and 25-22. However, the Clippers picked up the next two sets 25-22 and 15-12 to win the match. Miranda Dawe led the Queens with 19 kills while adding 7 digs.

On Saturday, Briercrest defeated the Queens in four sets. After winning the first set 25-17 the Queens dropped the next three sets 18-25, 21-25 and 16-25. For the Queens, Jade Van Dyke contributed 6 kills, 2 service aces, 1 assist and 5 digs. The Queens now sit in second place in the ACAC Women’s Volleyball South Division standings with a 5-3 record.

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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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