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RDC Kings And Queens Wrap Up Successful Weekend


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It was a successful weekend for both Red Deer College Volleyball teams, the Queens Hockey team earned 3-of-4 points and the RDC Kings Hockey team put forth a good effort but dropped a pair of games against NAIT.

Here is a summary of what happened this past week in RDC regular season action.

Queens Hockey | Thursday, Jan. 5 | ENMAX Centrium
The SAIT Trojans edged the RDC Queens 3-2 in overtime. The Queens picked up 1 point in the standings and stayed in first place. Cassidy Anderson and Jade Petrie scored for the Queens. Jen West played well in net and made 34 saves for RDC.

Queens Hockey | Saturday, Jan. 7 | SAIT
In a rematch, the Queens defeated SAIT 4-3. Jade Petrie had a pair of goals while Kaely McMurtry and Kailey Butz added singles for the Queens. Tracie Kikuchi stopped 25-of-28 shots and picked up the victory in net for RDC.

“Tonight it was a solid team effort and we executed our game plan much better,” said Queens Head Coach Kelly Coulter. “Jade Petrie had a pair of goals for us and played a strong game.”
With the win, the Queens pick up 3-of-4 points in the weekend series and maintain first place in ACAC Women’s Hockey with 23 points.

Kings Hockey | Friday, Jan. 6 | NAIT
In Edmonton, the Red Deer College Kings were defeated 4-1. Tyler Berkholtz scored on the power play in the first period. Troy Trombley played well in goal for RDC and stopped 42-of-45 shots. NAIT had an empty net goal with 1 second remaining.

Kings Hockey | Saturday, Jan. 7 | Penhold Multiplex
On home ice, the RDC Kings faced a hot NAIT goaltender and were defeated 3-0. The Kings penalty kill was perfect and didn’t allow a goal on 7 NAIT man-advantages.

“Troy Trombley has played well for us in net. He faced some tough shooters this weekend but showed why he is one of the top goalies in the league,” said Kings Head Coach Trevor Keeper. “Devon Fordyce and Mike Salmon also played well before the break against the Lacombe Generals in our overtime wins.”

The RDC Kings have 19 points in 18 games and sit in fifth place (out of 8 teams) in ACAC
Men’s Hockey.

Queens Volleyball | Friday, Jan. 6 | RDC
The RDC Queens began 2017 on a winning note and defeated the Olds College Broncos in 3
straight sets (25-14, 25-14 and 25-9). Chanelle Kayser was named the Queens player-of-thegame.
The Bachelor of Science student finished the match with a total of 34 assists, 2
service aces and 3 digs.

“Tonight we did what we’ve been training for since November,” said Queens Head Coach
Chris Wandler. “We wanted to speed up our offence inside and control our first contact with
our passing and I thought that was fairly evident tonight.”

Queens Volleyball | Saturday, Jan. 7 | Olds College
In the second half of a home-and-home series, the Red Deer College Queens once again
defeated the Olds College Broncos in 3 sets (25-12, 25-10 and 25-18). Setter Ashley Fehr
contributed 25 assists, 1 kill, 3 service aces and 2 digs.

“Our play tonight was solid once again. We continued the momentum that we established on
Friday,” said Queens Head Coach Chris Wandler. “I thought we did a good job of picking up
their speed and we adjusted nicely to their offence. Every student-athlete got some playing
time in the match which is important moving forward. Things are moving in the right

With the win, the Queens have 22 points and share top spot in the ACAC Women’s
Volleyball South Division.

Kings Volleyball | Friday, Jan. 6 | RDC
On the court the Kings continued their winning ways and swept the Olds College Broncos in
3 sets (25-11, 25-19 and 25-14). Regan Fathers was chosen as the Kings player-of-thegame.
The Kinesiology and Sport Studies student finished with 18 kills, 5 service aces and
1 dig.

“Regan in particular was outstanding tonight. That was the best he’s served,” said Kings
Head Coach Aaron Schulha. “He’s worked hard over the break finding an approach that he’s
comfortable with. That was evident today with 5 aces. For Regan, the sky is the limit. His
high end is pretty high.”

Kings Volleyball | Saturday, Jan. 7 | Olds College
In a weekend rematch, the Red Deer College Kings defeated the Olds College Broncos in
straight sets (25-17, 25-6 and 25-18). Matthew Lofgren was named the Kings player-of-thegame.
The Kamloops native finished with 10 kills and 1 block.

“We were up and down once again today but the team looked really solid in the second set
which didn’t happen Friday,” said Kings Head Coach Aaron Schulha. “The team’s blocking
looked much better tonight.”

The Kings remain in top spot in the ACAC Men’s Volleyball South Division with 24 points and
have won 7 matches in a row. The Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) ranks
the Red Deer College Kings Volleyball team first.

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Today: Come meet Red Deer’s Silver Medalist Rebecca Smith

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Submitted by Tourism Red Deer

Come celebrate with us and congratulate Red Deer’s own Rebecca Smith.

Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Tourism Red Deer invite you to meet Red Deer’s Summer Olympic Silver Medalist Rebecca Smith!

Rebecca was a part of Team Canada’s 4 x 100-meter freestyle relay swim team at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.  She’ll be here to meet, greet, and show off her hardware.

Where: Alberta Sports Hall of Fame, 102-4200 Highway 2, Red Deer

When:  Wednesday, August 25, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Access to Dawe Centre pool and community centre affected by expansion project – Details

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Limited access to G.H. Dawe Community Centre this summer due to construction

Due to construction, access to the G.H. Dawe Community Centre will be limited this summer, with a full closure planned for August.

As announced yesterday, City recreation centres are opening fully to the public as of July 1. With construction underway at the G.H. Dawe Community Centre, only limited services and areas will be available.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Starting July 2, fitness and gym areas will open from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., daily. In July, summer day camps that normally operate from the Dawe will operate from other facilities.
  • The pool will remain closed until September.
  • To accommodate interior heating and ventilation construction, the facility will fully close from July 26 to August 31. Some registered preschool and summer camp programming may proceed, but no rental or general admission options will be available.
  • On September 1, we anticipate the pool will be open, but some other amenities, like the gym, may not be available. More information will be provided as construction progresses.
  • Playing surfaces in the arena will not be available until construction is complete, which is expected to be early 2023.

We are currently offering a discounted monthly Value Pass for $27 for adults ($24.50 for seniors; $21.90 for students; $19.30 for youth; $14.20 for children, and $60.50 for a family. It provides unlimited access to all facilities. As of August the Value Pass will only provide access to the Recreation Centre and Michener Aquatic Centre; however, access to the Dawe will be included in the Value pass until the pool, gym and fitness areas are open.

About the G.H. Dawe Community Centre Project

Work is underway now on the G.H. Dawe Community Centre Project and some exciting changes are in store. We expect to welcome visitors to the transformed space in early 2023. Here’s just some of what you can expect:

  • Two NHL standard playing surfaces
  • Expanded fitness areas, including a running track
  • Outdoor spray park with washroom facilities
  • Improved accessibility
  • Additional north entrance + site access from 67 Street
  • Additional parking

During construction, there will be some changes and impacts to existing amenities and programs, and we’ll do you best to share this information in advance. Thanks for your patience as we complete this work.

For more information about the project, please visit

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