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RDC Queens Goaltender from Prince Albert and RDC’s Ausie Volleyball Star Regan Fathers named Athletes of the Week

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  • Karlee Fetch – Queens Hockey  Hometown – Prince Albert, Saskatchewan Open Studies (4th year)

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    Red Deer College Athletics is proud to announce our Boston Pizza Athletes of the Week.

    Goaltender Karlee Fetch was nearly unbeatable this past weekend against the defending Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Women’s Hockey Champions, the MacEwan University Griffins.  The fourth-year came on in relief about half-way through Friday’s contest, turning aside all 15 shots she faced.  Then on Saturday in Edmonton, the Open Studies student put on a goaltending clinic, stopping 43 out of 44 shots (0.977), helping the RDC Queens pick up an important 2-1 road win and earning the Queens Player-of-the-Game.  Over both games, the netminder from Prince Albert made 58 saves out of 59 shots (0.983).

    The Queens have been playing well lately. In their past seven games, the RDC Queens have earned 10 of a possible 14 points in the standings.

    Regan Fathers RDC Kings Volleyball

    Regan Fathers – Kings Volleyball  Hometown – East Fremantle, Western Australia Kinesiology General (5th year)

    This past weekend, Regan Fathers had another all-star performance for the Kings Volleyball team (18-6), helping them down the previously undefeated Lethbridge College Kodiaks (20-2) in both road matches. His weekend statistics were unparalleled in the ACAC. In Friday’s five set victory (23- 25, 25-18, 25-22, 23-25 and 15-9), the six-foot-six outside hitter was a dominant force, totaling 29 kills, 15 digs, two blocks, one assist and one ace while hitting for 44.7 per cent efficiency. For his outstanding effort, Regan earned the Kings Player-of-the-Game award. Then in Saturday’s victory (25-23, 22-25, 26-24 and 34-32), the student-athlete from East Fremantle, Western Australia stacked up 37 kills, 18 digs, one block, one ace and hit for 47.4 per cent efficiency. The talented athlete remarkably finished the weekend with 66 kills, 33 digs, three blocks, two aces and one assist, helping lead the Kings to an 8-2 record in their past ten matches.

    In only 21 matches, the Kinesiology General student leads the league with 435 total kills and 5.37 kills per set. Incredibly, Regan has 98 more kills than Carter Hansen (338), of the Kodiaks, who has the second most in ACAC Men’s Volleyball.

    This Week in RDC Athletics

    This week, the RDC Basketball teams will play the Ambrose University Lions in Calgary. The Hockey Queens will face-off against the SAIT Trojans in a pair of road games and the Kings will challenge the Portage College Voyageurs twice in Lac La Biche.

    The RDC Volleyball teams have completed regular season play and will prepare for the ACAC Championships from February 21 to 23. NAIT will host the men’s championship and Ambrose University will welcome the top four women’s teams from both the north and south divisions, to compete for top spot.

    Here is a summary of what is happening this week in RDC Athletics.

    Queens Basketball | Saturday, Feb. 16 | 6:00 p.m. | Ambrose University

    The RDC Queens will tip-off against the Lions in Calgary. Lauren Cardinal, an Open Studies student, is coming off a solid weekend against the Broncos, totaling 26 points, seven rebounds, three steals and two assists in a pair of games.

    Kings Basketball | Saturday, Feb. 16 | 8:00 p.m. | Ambrose University

    Tickets can be purchased online for the men’s volleyball national championship, held at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre from March 7 to 9, 2019.  The fourth place Red Deer College Kings (10-8) will challenge the Ambrose University Lions (12-7) in Calgary.  The Lions sit in third, four points above the Kings but they have also played one more game. The fifth place Lethbridge College Kodiaks (8-9) trail the RDC Kings by four points, for the final playoff spot in the south.

    Bachelor of Education Elementary student, Spencer Klassen, continues to lead the league with 25.5 points per game.

    Queens Hockey | Friday, Feb. 15 | 7:00 p.m. | SAIT

    The third place RDC Queens (9-9-4-0) will play the SAIT Trojans (5-14-0-0) in Calgary. The Queens boast the second best penalty kill in the league (87.8%). The Trojans sit at the bottom of ACAC Women’s Hockey with an 81.8 per cent efficiency.

    Karlee Fetch has the third best goals against average (2.08) and save percentage (0.924) in the league.

    Queens Hockey | Saturday, Feb. 16 | 2:00 p.m. | SAIT

    In an afternoon rematch, the Trojans will host the Queens.

    Kings Hockey | Friday, Feb. 15 | 7:00 p.m. | Portage College

    The fifth place Red Deer College Kings (13-7-1-1) will battle with the Portage College Voyageurs (3- 18-1-0) in Lac La Biche. Led by Chase Thudium’s league leading 16 goals, the Kings have the fourth most potent offence in the league (4.32 goals per game). The Voyageurs sit last (1.73).

    Kings Hockey | Saturday, Feb. 16 | 1:00 p.m. | Portage College

    In an afternoon contest, the Kings and Voyageurs will compete.

    For more information on RDC Athletics, the student-athletes, scores, and game recaps of conference games, please visit: rdcathletics.ca


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    Up and coming curler with great bloodlines is ASDC Athlete of the Month

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  • The Alberta Sport Development Centre – Central (ASDC-C) is pleased to announce that the ASDC-Central Athlete of the Month for March 2019 is Claire Booth.

    Claire Booth is a 15 year old Grade 10 student at Lindsay Thurber High School in Red Deer and a competitive curler.

    Claire has been curling for 7 years and this past season Claire competed in Alberta U18 Curling Tour, qualifying for Alberta U15 Bantam Championships and was a Red Deer Junior Curling Academy Silver Medallist. Last season Claire and her teammates captured the Gold Medal at Alberta U15 Bantam Championships, won the Red Deer Junior League, and competed in the 2019 Jeux Canada Winter Games Pre-Trials.

    Claire’s short terms goal for next season to win U18 Curling Provincials and represent Alberta at the Canadian Curling Championships, with a long term goal of competing the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

    Claire also excels in the classroom as an Honours Student since Grade 6 and last year was named an Honours Student with Distinction. Claire’s goals in the classroom are to remain an Honours student and attend university in the medical field.  Academic Achievements: Grade 9 Honours With Distinction , Grade 8 Math Award , Grades 6-8 Honours Award

    Claire keeps herself busy with other sports (has played softball for the past 11 years) and enjoys travelling and hanging out with her friends.

    With Claire’’s strong work ethic, his undeniable athletic abilities and her training experiences with ASDC-Central, he will surely continue to grow, develop and succeed in her curling career!

    ASDC-Central thanks Tom Bast Sports for celebrating the ASDC-Central Athlete of the Month recipients by the provision of commemorative apparel for each recipient.


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    Central Alberta’s Parker Thompson Takes Double Podiums In His First Weekend of Sports Car Racing

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  • April 8, 2019

    BARBER MOTORSPORTS PARK, ALABAMA

    Touting #DriveAnything, Parker Thompson got behind the wheel of the #3 JDX Racing – Hertz – Byers Porsche GT3 Cup Car this weekend for his first experience in fender-to-fender racing action at the 2019 IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA season opener.

    “… I know Barber Motorsports Park very well with my background in open wheel cars, but this was a huge learning weekend for me…”

    As an experienced open-wheel race car driver, Thompson’s debut in the series generated significant intrigue about his potential in sports car racing. The final results did not disappoint. At the conclusion of each race, Thompson found himself celebrating on the podium. Third-place finishes in both race one and race two, position him 3rd overall in the GT3 Cup Challenge USA Championship standings.

    Both races saw hard battles and close quarter racing that is characteristic of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge, but race two was particularly close. Thompson’s #3 car took damage on lap four, destroying the front splitter and significantly challenging his pace from that point forward.

    As a result, Thompson found himself on the defence against sophomore drivers Maxwell Root, and JDX Racing teammate, Jeff Kingsley. Root showed tremendous pressure, often going side-by-side with Thompson on the winding road course, but he never managed to execute a full pass. Root would eventually collide with lapped traffic, leaving Thompson to defend Kingsley alone. The battle between the two young Canadians lasted right to the checkered flag, with Thompson managing to hold his spot and earn the final podium position.

    With this outstanding result, Thompson is excited about future opportunities to race in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge, but remains focused on the Indy Pro 2000 Championship. After winning the opening two races at the season opener in St. Petersburg last month, Thompson holds a significant lead in the Championship points standings.

    “… I know Barber Motorsports Park very well with my background in open wheel cars, but this was a huge learning weekend for me. I think I learned more about racing in the last four days than I have in the past year! I was driving a car that I’d never driven before; I had a new team and new crew behind me and the JDX Racing guys were just awesome. We all gelled really quickly and the atmosphere and communication under the tent was outstanding. The #3/JDX Racing/Hertz/Byers Porsche got better with every change and my understanding of what it takes to drive this car fast also grew. I’m ecstatic with our performance this weekend, but I’m equally as hungry for more results…”  – Parker Thompson

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