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Red Deer College Athletics is proud to announce the Bedford Food Company Athletes of the Week
- 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.
- 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
For more information on RDC Athletics, the student-athletes and teams, please visit: rdcathletics.ca
Queens and Kings Soccer squads heading to ACAC South Finals
Red Deer Polytechnic Athletics Recap
Both the Red Deer Polytechnic Kings and Queens Soccer squads earned important victories and advanced to the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) South Division finals.
The Cross Country Running team had another superb performance at Running Room Grand Prix #3 in Calgary.
Queens Soccer | Friday, October 15 | RDP Main Field
The Red Deer Polytechnic Queens defeated the University of Alberta Augustana Vikings 7-3 in the ACAC Women’s Soccer South Division quarter-finals.
Stettler’s Alisha Coules scored four goals for the Queens. Jenica Swartz, Sofia Quinteros, and Dominique Jackson added singles.
Queens Soccer | Sunday, October 17 | Lethbridge College
The Queens picked up a huge 2-1 overtime road win over the Lethbridge College Kodiaks in the ACAC South Division semi-finals.
Jenica Swartz, a Bachelor of Science Pre-Professional – Medicine student, struck during regulation time. Sherwood Park’s Paige Kalbfleisch scored in the second overtime frame, sealing a 2-1 win for the Queens.
The Red Deer Polytechnic Queens will play the SAIT Trojans in the ACAC South Division finals on Saturday, October 23 on the road.
Kings Soccer | Sunday, October 17 | RDP Main Field
The Red Deer Polytechnic Kings defeated the Lethbridge College Kodiaks 5-1 in the ACAC Men’s Soccer South Division semi-finals.
Brazil’s Pedro Humberto Mourao Neto scored a pair of goals for the Kings. Gabriel Fleury de Queiroz, Thomson Wellie, and Osvaldo Aguilar Hererra also found the back of the net for the Polytechnic.
The Kings will face the SAIT Trojans in the ACAC South Division finals on Saturday, October 23 in Calgary.
Cross Country Running | Grand Prix #3 | Saturday, October 16 | St. Mary’s University
The Red Deer Polytechnic Cross Country Running team performed very well at Running Room Grand Prix #3. The Kings finished second as a group. The Queens sealed third. This was the final race before the ACAC Championships on Saturday, October 30 in Camrose.
Red Deer Polytechnic Athletics is proud to announce the RDP Athletes of the Week:
1. Paige Kalbfleisch– Queens Soccer
Hometown – Sherwood Park, Bachelor of Science Nursing (1st year)
Midfielder Paige Kalbfleisch played an important role in the Red Deer Polytechnic Queens Soccer team earning a pair of wins this past weekend and advancing to the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Women’s Soccer South Division final.
In Friday’s 7-3 quarter-final win over the University of Alberta Augustana Vikings, the first-year Bachelor of Science Nursing student assisted on the Queens’ opening goal. Against the Lethbridge College Kodiaks, the talented student-athlete from Sherwood Park had a monumental performance in the south semi-finals. Kalbfleisch assisted on the Queens’ first goal, which tied the game in the 78th minute. Then in double overtime, she scored in the 105th minute, helping the Polytechnic earn a 2-1 road decision. Kalbfleisch was named the Queens Player of the Game.
On Saturday, October 23, the Red Deer Polytechnic Queens will face the SAIT Trojans in the ACAC South Division final in Calgary.
2. Devin Saunders – Kings Cross Country Running
Hometown – Red Deer, Bachelor of Business Administration General Management (3rd year)
Devin Saunders had an outstanding race for the Red Deer Polytechnic Kings Cross Country Running team at Running Room Grand Prix #3 this past Saturday. The third-year student-athlete was a key contributor in helping the Kings earn second place as a group. The Red Deer Polytechnic Kings (34 points) trailed first
place SAIT (30) by only four points, and impressively ranked 26 points ahead of third place Lethbridge College (60).
Individually, the Bachelor of Business Administration General Management student ran a personal best, completing the 8 km course in 27:49 and finishing fifth among ACAC male participants. Saunders provides valuable leadership on the young Red Deer Polytechnic Cross Country Running team. Red Deer’s Saunders and his teammates are ready to compete for a medal at the ACAC Cross Country Running Championships on Saturday, October 30 in Camrose.
This Week in Red Deer Polytechnic Athletics
The Red Deer Polytechnic Kings and Queens Soccer squads will compete against the SAIT Trojans in the playoffs.
Queens Soccer | Saturday, October 23 | 12 pm | SAIT Field
The Red Deer Polytechnic Queens Soccer team will play the SAIT Trojans in the ACAC South Division final in Calgary.
The Queens have played well in the postseason and enter this match with momentum after defeating the Lethbridge College Kodiaks in double overtime in the division semi-finals. SAIT blanked Medicine Hat College 5-0 in its semi-final match. In the regular season, the Trojans downed the Queens 2-0, but Red Deer Polytechnic (4-2-0) played well and pushed the undefeated SAIT (6-0-0) squad.
The NAIT Ooks and Concordia University Thunder will battle in the ACAC North Division final. The winners of Saturday’s north and south matches will play for ACAC gold.
Kings Soccer | Saturday, October 23 | 2 pm | SAIT Field
The Red Deer Polytechnic Kings Soccer team will challenge the SAIT Trojans in the ACAC South Division final on the road.
SAIT (5-0-1) picked up a 4-0 decision over the Kings (4-1-1) during the regular season, but Red Deer Polytechnic didn’t have its most consistent performance. The Trojans dropped the Medicine Hat College Rattlers 5-1 in the South Division semi-finals.
The NAIT Ooks and Lakeland College Rustlers will battle in the ACAC North Division final. The winners from the north and south finals will meet for ACAC gold.
For more information on Red Deer Polytechnic Athletics, the student-athletes and teams, please visit: rdcathletics.ca
Football Rumors and News About the Latest Transfers in 2021
Despite the situation with the pandemic, we had a pretty rich year in terms of football. We witnessed some impressive comebacks and shocking results in some of the biggest football leagues and right at the end, we had a blast on the penalty-themed Euro 2020. Now it is time for the players to get their well-deserved rest, and possibly made a decision about their career. Just like every year, there are tons of rumors about transfers, especially for some of the most popular players. Sometimes it is hard to track all the latest news and important events in the football world, so check out pages like edge.twinspires.com/nfl/top-10-players-with-the-most-receiving-yards-in-nfl-history/ to stay informed about everything.
In today’s article, we will take a look at some of the news that circles around the football world in terms of transfers before the upcoming season.
Kylian Mbappe aside, Erlin Haaland is also one of the hottest young players that had an extremely successful season. He is a young and very talented player playing for Borussia Dortmund, but not for long. He is on the shopping list of every successful team, but despite the rumors about moving to Manchester United or Chelsea, he told close friends that he will remain at Borussia Dortmund, at least for another year.
He just turned 21 years old and he has a bright career ahead of him, but some of the royal clubs must wait until they get their hands on him. Borussia also put a hefty $200m asking price, making it a deal of the year if he changes his mind.
After an unsuccessful season with Jose Mourinho, the team clearly needed new leadership and they decided that Nuno Espirito Santo is the right man for the job. Weeks into his new office, he already started to make some changes to the team.
Tottenham is very close to making their first two signings under the new leadership. It seems like they are very close to signing Cristiano Romero and Pierluigi Gollini for much-needed refreshment.
Romero spent the last season on loan at Atalanta from Juventus and Atalanta for $18m. Additionally, they want to sign Gollini which is the goalkeeper that made only 20 league appearances for Aston Villa between 2016 and 2018.
The Gunners on the Move
Arsenal has already confirmed their new signing of a 21-year-old Albert Sambi Lokonga who will come to north London in a couple of days. He is a Belgian midfielder that played for Anderlecht and rumors suggest that he signed a five-year deal with the Gunners for a fee of around $24m.
Mikel Arteta said that Albert is an intelligent player that showed great maturity in his performances and he is happy to have him on the team.
The former Tottenham superstar winger became a free agent after Crystal Palace allowed his contract to end. However, Everton won’t miss such an opportunity to sign a world-class player for a very affordable price.
Rumors suggest that Andros Townsend is undergoing a medical at Everton, which means that he is close to signing a deal with the Toffees.
It seems like Manchester United had a busy year looking for a way to upgrade their squad. They already made a deal with Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, for $100m and rumors suggest that they are very close to signing the Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane.
According to The Times, Manchester United has agreed to pay close to $60m which Real Madrid agreed on.
There were also many rumors about Jesse Lingard leaving Old Trafford, which is safe to say is that they are not true. He will remain at the club at least for the 2021/22 season, and he has support from Solskjaer.
These are some of the rumors and latest news so far in the off-season. We expect the negotiations to intensify towards the end of this summer, but overall we don’t expect some major changes in the teams’ lineups, but anything is possible when it comes to football.
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