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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:

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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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