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Scantlebury leading Kings in scoring, Letkeman boosting Queens are The Granary Kitchen RDP Athletes of the Week

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Red Deer Polytechnic Athletics Update

Red Deer Polytechnic Athletics is proud to announce The Granary Kitchen RDP Athletes of the Week:

Tucker Scantlebury – Kings Hockey

Hometown – Foxwarren, Manitoba
Carpenter Apprenticeship (2nd year)

Forward Tucker Scantlebury was a difference maker in the Red Deer Polytechnic Kings Hockey team’s 4-2 home win over the Portage College Voyageurs on Friday. The Carpenter Apprenticeship student scored the Kings’ second goal and then assisted on their third marker, which turned out to be the game winner. The first-year member of the RDP Kings, and second as a student-athlete, was named the North Star Sports Kings Player of the Game for his offensive prowess and grittiness. After four games, the hard worker from Foxwarren leads his team with six points (two goals and four assists) and sits tied for fourth spot in league points.

The young Red Deer Polytechnic Kings (2-1-1-0) are currently fourth in the standings, with the goal to move up in the latter half of the season.

Emma Letkeman – Queens Volleyball

Hometown – Victoria, BC
Kinesiology Fitness and Health (2nd year)

Emma Letkeman had a strong weekend on the court for the Red Deer Polytechnic Queens Volleyball team. The second-year setter ran an effective offence in a pair of wins over the SAIT Trojans, which extended the Queens’ undefeated streak to eight games. In Friday’s three set victory (25-15, 25-17 and 25-21), Letkeman contributed 32 assists, two digs, one kill and an ace at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre.

Then on Saturday, the Kinesiology Fitness and Health student was instrumental in the RDP Queens earning another sweep over the Trojans (25-16, 27-25 and 25-18). The Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) 2019/2020 Women’s Volleyball South Rookie of the Year accumulated 21 assists, three kills, two service aces and a dig in Calgary. The talented student-athlete from Victoria was recognized as the Queens Player of the Game.

Entering the break, Letkeman ranks second in the league with 9.53 assists per set. The Red Deer Polytechnic Queens (8-0) sit first in the ACAC South Division with the distinct honour of not losing a single set.

 

As Red Deer Polytechnic student-athletes prepare for Fall 2021 Term exams, there is a break in conference play until January 2022. 

Regular season action will return on Friday, January 14, when the Red Deer Polytechnic Queens Hockey team will face the NAIT Ooks in Edmonton. Both RDP Basketball teams will host the St. Mary’s University Lightning on the same evening.

 

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Queens Hockey’s Alli Soyko and Kings Basketball’s Eduardo Crespo are The Granary Kitchen RDP Athletes of the Week

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Red Deer Polytechnic Athletics is proud to announce The Granary Kitchen RDP Athletes of the Week:

Alli Soyko – Queens Hockey

Hometown – Prince Albert, Saskatchewan / Bachelor of Education Elementary (1st year)

Alli Soyko had a memorable performance for the Red Deer Polytechnic Queens Hockey team against the SAIT Trojans on Friday. In the Queens’ 4-0 shutout road victory, the first-year forward scored first, which turned out to be the game winner, and then added two more in the third period for a hat trick. For her outstanding effort and performance, Soyko was named the Red Deer Polytechnic Queens Player of the Game.

The talented student-athlete from Prince Albert shares the league lead in goals (three) with NAIT’s fifth-year Brittney Savard. After only three games in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC), Soyko has made a positive impact on her team and league and will continue to evolve as a hockey player. The Bachelor of Education Elementary student and the Queens (2-1-0) currently sit second in the standings, sporting the best defensive record and second most potent offence.

Eduardo Crespo – Kings Basketball

Hometown – Mococa, Sao Paulo, Brazil / Academic Upgrading (1st year)

With ACAC Men’s Basketball leading scorer Tyronn King (31.3 points per game) out of the Red Deer Polytechnic Kings lineup with an injury, first-year Eduardo Crespo stepped up in a major way in a weekend series against the Medicine Hat College Rattlers. The Academic Upgrading student from Brazil led the two squads in scoring in both of the games. In Friday’s 83-75 road victory, Crespo contributed 20 points, seven rebounds, six assists and three steals over 31 minutes. He was named the Red Deer Polytechnic King Player of the Game.

Then in Sunday’s 71-62 win at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, the six-foot-three forward led both teams again with 24 points, while adding eight rebounds, two steals, and one assist over 33 minutes. In only six games, Crespo’s talent, work ethic and likeable personality have endeared him to his teammates and coaching staff. While he currently sits 23rd in league scoring (15 points per game), Crespo will undoubtedly climb the rankings as he continues to adjust to playing in the ACAC. The hard working student-athlete has helped guide the Kings (4-2) to a third place tie in the ACAC South Division with the Lethbridge College Kodiaks (4-2).

Red Deer Polytechnic Athletics Games of the Week are sponsored by Pure, with chiropractic, massage therapy, and physiotherapy services

In the final weekend of conference games before exams, the Red Deer Polytechnic Kings and Queens Volleyball teams will play a pair of matches against the SAIT Trojans. The Kings hockey team will host the Portage College Voyageurs. Fans are encouraged to wear an ugly Christmas sweater to the games at the Polytechnic. There will be a variety of fun activities and prizes to win. Tickets can be purchased online. Red Deer Polytechnic students receive free admission with valid student ID.

Here is a summary of what is happening this week:

Kings Hockey | Friday, December 3 | 7 pm | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre

The Red Deer Polytechnic Kings Hockey team (1-1-1-0) will face-off against the Portage College Voyageurs (0-3-0-0). Kings third-year forward Kyle Salaway has three goals in three games, which ranks third in league scoring. First-year Erik Miller, a former member of the Camrose Kodiaks, shares second spot in ACAC assists with three. The Voyageurs are led offensively by Ty Budai’s five points in three games.

Kings Volleyball | Friday, December 3 | 6 pm | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre

The first place Kings Volleyball team (6-0) will play the fourth place SAIT Trojans (3-3). The Red Deer Polytechnic Kings have impressively won 18 sets and only dropped two. Outside hitter Patrik Toze has recorded a total of 66 kills. Setter Maddux Greves shares second spot in the ACAC with 0.75 service aces per set, only behind former King Carter Hills (0.85) who now plays for NAIT.

Kings Volleyball | Saturday, December 4 | 6 pm | SAIT

The Kings and Trojans will meet in a rematch.

Queens Volleyball | Friday, December 3 | 8 pm | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre

The first place Queens (6-0) will play the SAIT Trojans (2-3) in a south division showdown. The undefeated Red Deer Polytechnic Queens have won 18 sets without dropping a single one. Sylvan Lake’s Anna Carlson has averaged 0.67 service aces per set, ranking third in the league. Collectively, the Queens lead the ACAC with 10.67 assists per set and 2.78 service aces per set.

Queens Volleyball | Saturday, December 4 | 8 pm | SAIT

The Red Deer Polytechnic Queens and SAIT Trojans will meet on the court in Calgary.

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

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Queens and Kings Soccer squads heading to ACAC South Finals

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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

 

 

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