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RDC Kings And Queens Take Home Awards


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It’s been a month filled with awards and honours for RDC Athletics. For the Kings Basketball team, Ian Tevis has been selected as the 2016-17 ACAC Men’s Basketball Player of the Year.

In a release, RDC Athletic Director Diane St-Denis says “It’s great to see Ian acknowledged for his strong season, He’s the first Kings Basketball player ever to receive this honour, and it means a great deal to our basketball program and to RDC Athletics as a whole to have our student athletes recognized for their high level of play within the ACAC.”

In addition to being named Player of the Year, Tevis was also named to the ACAC Men’s Basketball All-Conference First Team, which recognizes him as one of the top five players in the conference. Two other members of Kings Basketball also received All-Conference recognition at the ACAC Men’s Basketball Award Presentations held at Medicine Hat College on March 1st. Forward Shayne Stumpf and forward Matt Matear were both named to the All-Conference Second Team, acknowledging them as top 10 players in the conference as voted on by other coaches.

Elsewhere, the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Curling season has concluded and RDC is pleased to announce that Marla Sherrer, Skip of the Women’s Curling team has received the prestigious honour of being named the 2016-17 ACAC Female Curler of the Year. Sherrer led her team to a tie for second at this year’s Regionals. At the 2016-17 ACAC Curling Championships, the team finished first in the round robin and then won their first playoff game before earning silver.

In a release, Curling Head Coach Brad Hamilton says “Marla has done a great job helping the team adjust to having two new players this year, and they’ve had a strong season.”

Also, some Queens hockey players have been named to ACAC All-Conference teams. Forwards, Ashley Graf and Jade Petrie were both named to the All-Conference First Team, while goaltender Tracie Kikuchi and forward Emily Swier received All-Conference Second Team Awards. All four student-athletes received the honours at the 2016-17 ACAC Women’s Hockey Finals on March 4th at Grant MacEwan University.

In a release, Kelly Coulter, Queens Hockey Head Coach says “Having these players acknowledged helps our team by recognizing the type of student-athletes they are and the skills that are needed to play at this level. They help set the bar for the attributes a Queens hockey player and ACAC student-athletes should have to be successful at the college level.”

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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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