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Red Deer’s Kaylee Domoney “digs” up a huge win for RDC in battle of top volleyball teams

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Red Deer College Athletics is proud to announce the Bedford Food Company Athletes of the Week

  1. Kaylee Domoney – Queens Volleyball

Hometown – Red Deer, AB

Kinesiology General (4th year)

Kaylee Domoney had another magnificent weekend on the court for the Red Deer College Queens Volleyball team (19-3). Despite having the difficult task of facing the previously undefeated Briercrest College Clippers, the fourth-year libero was a difference maker. On Friday, the Queens did what no other team in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) had done before – defeat the Clippers. In the four set home victory (23-25, 25-22, 25-21, 25-22), Domoney was a steady influence on defence, contributing 11 digs and four assists, and earning the Collegiate Sports Medicine Queens Player-of-the-Game. Even though Briercrest College captured Saturday’s rematch in four sets (16-25, 25-23, 25-22 and 25-15), the Kinesiology General student had another strong game, totaling 12 digs and two assists. Domoney ranks seventh in the league with 3.48 digs per set. The second place RDC Queens have already sealed a spot in the ACAC Championship Feb. 27-29 at Medicine Hat College.

  1. Dylan Thudium – Kings Hockey

Hometown – Sylvan Lake, AB

Bachelor of Business Administration General Management (5th year)

Centre Dylan Thudium made RDC Kings Hockey history this past weekend in a pair of victories against the Portage College Voyageurs. With his four points, the fifth-year student-athlete surpassed former all-star captain Tanner Butler, becoming the Kings all-time points leader with 113. In nearly five years with RDC, Thudium has scored 39 goals and 74 assists, with four regular season games remaining.

In Friday’s 5-3 win, the Kings trailed heading into the third period and the Sylvan Lake product sniped the tying goal. He also assisted on RDC’s first tally. Then in Saturday’s thrilling 7-6 overtime victory, Thudium recorded a pair of assists. The Bachelor of Business Administration General Management student provides leadership and is an offensive threat when he steps on the ice. Thudium and the Kings have already earned a trip to the postseason.

This Week in RDC Athletics is sponsored by Cam Clark Ford

It’s another exciting week ahead in RDC Athletics as teams jockey for positions in the standings. The Red Deer College student-athletes appreciate the community’s support, and the energy provided by the crowd gives them an extra boost.

Both basketball teams will play the Ambrose University Lions two times, as they look to finish their final four games strong in their chase for the playoffs. The Kings & Queens Volleyball squads will entertain the Medicine Hat College Rattlers twice. The Hockey Queens will round out the regular season against the NAIT Ooks, which will be a preview of the semi-finals. The Red Deer College Kings Hockey team will face-off against the Briercrest College Clippers in a pair of road games.

For convenience, tickets can be purchased online.

RDC learners can attend the games for free with valid student ID.

Here is a summary of what is happening this week:

Queens Basketball | Friday, Feb. 21 | 6:00 pm | Ambrose University

The fifth place RDC Queens (8-9) will face the Ambrose University Lions (3-14) in Calgary. All four remaining games have significant meaning with eight points up for grabs in the standings. The Red Deer College Queens have won four of their past six contests.

Harneet Sidhu has been effective from beyond the arc. The second-year guard from Surrey has connected on 43.2 per cent of her three-point attempts, which ranks third in the league.

The Rattlers (9-10) sit fourth in the south, but have locked a position in the postseason as hosts of the championship from March 5-7. The Queens are chasing the Lethbridge College Kodiaks (10-9), who sit in third with 20 points. RDC also has two games in hand.

Queens Basketball | Saturday, Feb. 22 | 6:00 pm | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre

The RDC Queens will compete against the Lions at RDC.

Kings Basketball | Friday, Feb. 21 | 8:00 pm | Ambrose University

The fifth seed Red Deer College Kings (8-9) will challenge the third place Ambrose University Lions (10-7) on the road.

The Kings have averaged 86.1 points with Spencer Klassen (22.3) leading the team and sitting third in the league. Guard Linden Jackson (17.2) provides an offensive touch for the Lions (88.6).

It will come down to the final game to determine the final two playoff spots. First place Lethbridge College (18-1) and second seed SAIT (13-4) have already qualified from the south. Briercrest College (9-8) currently has the fourth spot with 18 points. St. Mary’s University (8-10) is even with the Kings with 16 points, but has also played one more game.

Kings Basketball | Friday, Feb. 22 | 8:00 pm | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre

The Kings and Lions will meet in Red Deer.

Queens Volleyball | Friday, Feb. 21 | 6:00 pm | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre

The second place Red Deer College Queens (19-3) will host the fourth seed Medicine Hat College Rattlers (8-14) in the final regular season series. The Queens have been playing well, winning 19 of their past 20 matches. Emma Holmes and Tess Pearman have both averaged 3.11 kills per set, which ranks the two talented RDC outside hitters fourth in the league. McKenna Olson provides an offensive option from the middle and she has been effective at the net, sitting fourth in Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Women’s Volleyball with 0.64 blocks per set.

Rattlers middle Megan Hoeber ranks first with 0.69 blocks per set. Outside hitter Amber Stigter is one of Medicine Hat’s offensive leaders, averaging 2.52 kills per set.

The Rattlers will host the ACAC Women’s Volleyball Championship from Feb. 27-29.

Queens Volleyball | Saturday, Feb. 22 | 1:00 pm | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre

The RDC Queens will entertain the Rattlers in the last match before the playoffs.

Kings Volleyball | Friday, Feb. 21 | 8:00 pm | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre

The first place RDC Kings (18-4) will play the fifth seed Medicine Hat College Rattlers (6-16). The Kings have been on a roll, winning eight consecutive matches and 14 of their past 15. RDC has averaged 11.66 kills per set, with Legal, Alberta’s Carter Hills (3.01) leading the charge. Setter Thomas Wass continues to rank first in ACAC Men’s Volleyball with 9.25 assists per set.

The Rattlers have knocked down 9.70 kills per set and right side hitter KeAndre Evans (3.29) is their go-to offensive weapon.

The Lethbridge College Kodiaks (18-4) will host the ACAC Men’s Volleyball Championship from Feb. 27-29.

Kings Volleyball | Saturday, Feb. 22 | 3:00 pm | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre

The Kings will wrap up the regular season against the Rattlers in an afternoon match.

Queens Hockey | Friday, Feb. 21 | 7:00 pm | NAIT

The second seed Red Deer College Queens (14-5-3-0) and third place NAIT Ooks (12-9-1-0) will meet in Edmonton. In four head-to-head games this season, the Queens have not lost in regulation to the Ooks and have earned six-of-eight points in the standings. RDC won 4-2 and 3-2 and dropped a pair of games in the shootout (4-3 and 5-4), still earning a point in each contest. Goaltender Karlee Fetch has played extremely well lately and sports a 2.20 goals against average and 0.921 save percentage. The two teams will also face each other in the semi-finals.

Queens Hockey | Saturday, Feb. 22 | 7:00 pm | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre

The RDC Queens and NAIT Ooks will clash in Red Deer.

Kings Hockey | Friday, Feb. 21 | 7:00 pm | Briercrest College

The second place Red Deer College Kings (17-5-2-0) will take their top ranked power play (25%) into Saskatchewan and battle the sixth seed Briercrest College Clippers (7-14-2-1). Over 24 games, the Kings have scored 4.25 goals per game and allowed 2.88. The Clippers have lit the lamp 2.79 times and let in 5.67.

Kings Hockey | Saturday, Feb. 22 | 2:00 pm | Briercrest College

The Kings will face-off against the Clippers in an afternoon rematch. Then two games remain in the regular season against the SAIT Trojans.

For more information on RDC Athletics, the student-athletes and teams, please visit: rdcathletics.ca

After 15 years as a TV reporter with Global and CBC and as news director of RDTV in Red Deer, Duane set out on his own 2008 as a visual storyteller. During this period, he became fascinated with a burgeoning online world and how it could better serve local communities. This fascination led to Todayville, launched in 2016.

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Join us for our 2023 Induction Ceremony

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Our 2023 Induction Ceremony will be on Friday, May 26th at the Red Deer Polytechnic Cenovus Centre. Cocktails and appetizers will begin at 5:30 pm, with the ceremony starting at 6:30 pm. The class of 2023 is as follows:
Athletes
Andrew Buckley-Football
Mike Johnson-Baseball
Helen Upperton-Bobsleigh
Builders
Cara Currie Hall-Multisport
Allan Ferchuk-Multisport
Greg Peterson-Football
Lyn Radford-Multisport

Teams
Old Grizzlys 1991-1994-Hockey

Awards
Wilf Brooks-Achievement –Hockey
Mark Stephen-Bell Memorial – Radio Broadcaster
Dr. Marcus Dunsworth-Pioneer- Multisport

Tickets are $80 or $50 for Honoured Members. You can purchase your tickets by clicking on the link below.

If you have any questions or need help purchasing tickets, please call 403-341-8614.

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Honoured Member Cody Snyder to be Inducted into the Bull Riding Hall of Fame

Honoured Member Cody Snyder will be the first Canadian inducted into the Bull Riding Hall of Fame.

Cody started riding junior steers in rodeo competitions when he was eight years old, and at twelve, he finally rode his first bull. By the age of fifteen, Cody was the Canadian Amateur Bull Riding Champion. Through 1980 and 1981, Cody gained the experience he needed to lead the Canadian Professional Rodeo Bull Riding standings in 1982. He was nineteen years old. He was inducted into our Hall in 2002 as a Rodeo Athlete.

Learn more about this story by following the link below.

Cody Snyder Article
This newsletter is sponsored by the RBC Foundation.

 Honoured Member Highlight – Allan Coulter

Volleyball Athlete – Inducted in 1997

Allan Coulter was a member of Canada’s National Men’s Volleyball Team from 1979 to 1992.  He competed in over 700 international volleyball matches and was selected as Team Captain from 1988 – 1992.  He competed in both the 1984 Summer Olympics and the 1992 Summer Olympics.  He was described as the ‘quickest hitting middle blocker’ Canada has ever had.  Allan continued to compete with the Calgary ‘Canuck Volleyball Stuff’ and became the spokesman, leader and role model for Canada’s National Team Program.

Honoured Member Profile

Provincial Sport Organization: Volleyball Alberta

Their primary goal is to promote and develop volleyball at all levels throughout Alberta.  Volleyball Alberta services the needs of its membership which consists of athletes, coaches, officials, and anyone interested in the sport of volleyball in the province.

Artifact in Focus!

F. E. Osborne Memorial Trophy: Tuxis Junior League Champions, Operated by Calgary Tuxis Coucil, Annual Competition. 1949-1957.

Honoured Member Dr. David Legg Teaches Adaptive Sports to Elementary Students

The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame partnered with Calgary Adaptive Hub and Honoured Member Dr. David Legg to teach students about adaptive sports.

Professor at the Mount Royal University department of Health and Physical Education, David is an engaging lecturer and supports his students in finding practical experience working with individuals with disabilities in adapted sport. He has devoted his life as a volunteer in sport for athletes with a disability at the provincial, national and international level. He was inducted in 2022 as a Paralympic/Multisport Builder.

Honoured Member Profile
Thank You Northern Alberta Curling Championship Society!

We want to give a huge shout-out to the Northern Alberta Curling Championship Society for sponsoring a new interactive for the Hall. The new curling rink is a great addition to our space.

If you or your organization would like to sponsor a new interactive for the Hall, please email us at [email protected] or call 403-341-8614.

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The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame needs your support to continue the ongoing preservation of Alberta’s sports history and the development of museum exhibits. We are grateful and appreciative of the generosity of our supporters and friends. We would be happy to assist you in choosing how your personal legacy will be fulfilled and the many options available. Here is some information on donating shares to ASHFM and the benefits to you as a donor.

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Tom Brady retires at 45, insisting this time it’s ‘for good’

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady, who won a record seven Super Bowls for New England and Tampa, has announced his retirement.

Brady — the most successful quarterback in NFL history, and one of the greatest athletes in team sports — posted the announcement on social media Wednesday morning, a brief video lasting just under one minute.

“Good morning guys. I’ll get to the point right away,” Brady says as the message begins. “I’m retiring. For good.”

He briefly retired after the 2021 season but wound up coming back for one more year with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He retires at age 45, the owner of numerous passing records in an unprecedented 23-year career.

A year ago when he retired, it was in the form of a long Instagram post. But about six weeks later, he decided to come back for one more run. The Buccaneers — with whom he won a Super Bowl two seasons ago — made the playoffs again this season, losing in their playoff opener. And at the time, it begged the question about whether Brady would play again.

Only a couple of weeks later, he has given the answer.

“I know the process was a pretty big deal last time, so when I woke up this morning, I figured I’d just press record and let you guys know first,” Brady says in the video. “I won’t be long-winded. You only get one super emotional retirement essay and I used mine up last year.

“I really thank you guys so much, to every single one of you for supporting me. My family, my friends, teammates, my competitors. I could go on forever. There’s too many. Thank you guys for allowing me to live my absolute dream. I wouldn’t change a thing. Love you all.”

Brady is the NFL’s career leader in yards passing (89,214) and touchdowns (649). He is the only player to win more than five Super Bowls and has been MVP of the game five times.

Brady announced his retirement one day after attending the premiere of “80 for Brady” — which comes out Friday — in Los Angeles. The movie tells the story of four lifelong friends, played by Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno and Sally Field, who went to a Super Bowl to see Brady play.

He was asked Tuesday night whether he felt a connection working with women — the four stars range in age from 76 to 91 — who don’t want to retire.

“They’re working hard and they love it. So good for them,” Brady told The Associated Press. “You know, it’s just that’s what life is about. You got to, you know, wake up every day with a purpose. And when you find something you love to do, you know, it’s hard to stop. You really enjoy it. And there’s a lot of aspects that you do enjoy. So they still bring it at this age. It’s really unbelievable to watch them on set and how much energy they have. And I certainly was inspired by them and learned a lot of lessons on this whole experience.”

Famously underrated coming into the NFL — he was picked 199th in the 2000 draft by the Patriots, behind six other quarterbacks, three kickers and a punter — Brady certainly wasn’t expected to become synonymous with greatness. He played in one game as a rookie, completing one of three passes for six yards.

The next year, it all changed.

Brady took over as the Patriots’ starter, the team beat the St. Louis Rams in the Super Bowl that capped the 2001 season and he and New England coach Bill Belichick were well on their way to becoming the most successful coach-QB duo in football history.

More Super Bowl wins came after the 2003 and 2004 seasons. The Patriots returned to football’s mountaintop for a fourth time in Brady’s era a decade later to cap the 2014 season, the start of three more titles in a span of five years.

In 2020, he joined the Buccaneers and won his seventh Super Bowl. He spent his last three years with Tampa Bay, getting them to the playoffs in each of those seasons.

“I think I’ve been on the record dozens of times saying there’s no quarterback I’d rather have than Tom Brady, and I still feel that way,” Belichick said in 2021 — shortly before Tampa Bay, with Brady, came to New England and beat the Patriots in a game dubbed “The Return.” “I was very lucky to have Tom as the quarterback, to coach him, and he was as good as any coach could ever ask for.”

Brady has won three NFL MVP awards, has been a first-team All-Pro three times and was selected to the Pro Bowl 15 times.

Brady and model Gisele Bündchen finalized their divorce this past fall, during the Bucs’ season. It ended a 13-year marriage between two superstars who respectively reached the pinnacles of football and fashion.

It was announced last year that when Brady retires from playing, he would join Fox Sports as a television analyst in a 10-year, $375 million deal.

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AP NFL: https://apnews.com/hub/nfl and https://apnews.com/hub/pro-32 and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL

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