Volleyball Success Highlights Busy Weekend For RDC Kings And Queens
This past weekend, both Red Deer College Volleyball teams were once again perfect. The RDC Queens Basketball team split the series with the SAIT Trojans, the Kings Basketball squad was shorthanded and dropped a pair of games and the RDC Kings Hockey team lost an exhibition game.
Queens Volleyball | Friday, Jan. 13 | Ambrose University
In Calgary, the RDC Queens defeated the Ambrose University Lions in 5 sets. After winning the opening set 25-16, the Queens dropped the next 2 sets (23-25 and 20-25). The RDC Queens maintained their composure, won the 4th set 25-22 and capped off the match with a 15-10 victory. Miranda Dawe finished with 17 kills, 1 service ace and 23 digs for the Queens. Queens Head Coach Chris Wandler liked the persistence and composure Friday. “We faced a motivated Ambrose team tonight which was important for us,” said Wandler. “We needed to get into a grind-it-out game. Throughout the match, we remained composed because we continued to focus on our process and the way that we play the game.” With the win, the Red Deer College Queens remain tied for 1st place in the ACAC Women’s Volleyball South Division with 24 points.
Queens Volleyball | Saturday, Jan. 14 | RDC
In a weekend rematch, the Queens swept the Lions in 3 sets (25-16, 25-14 and 25-20). For the Queens, McKenna Barthel finished with 7 kills, 1 assist, 2 service aces and 13 digs. With the win, the RDC Queens (13-3) share 1st place in the ACAC Women’s Volleyball South Division with Briercrest College and SAIT. All 3 teams have 26 points.
Kings Volleyball | Friday, Jan. 13 | Ambrose University
In Calgary, the Red Deer College Kings swept the Ambrose University Lions in straight sets (25-22, 25-16 and 25-12). For the Kings, Regan Fathers totalled 14 kills and 5 digs. Kings Head Coach Aaron Schulha liked the team’s effort and in particular the passing. “We were pretty solid tonight and our passing was very strong,” said Schulha. “In fact, our passing in this match was the best that it has been all season against a pretty good serving team.” The RDC Kings (13-2) retain the top spot in the ACAC Men’s Volleyball South Division with 26 points.
Kings Volleyball | Saturday, Jan. 14 | RDC
Following the Queens, the RDC Kings swept the Ambrose University Lions in straight sets
(25-15, 25-19 and 25-21). Matthew Lofren totalled 7 kills, 1 assist, 3 service aces, 6 digs and
1 stuff block for RDC. With the win, the Kings (14-2) have won 9 matches in a row and remain in 1st place in the ACAC Men’s Volleyball South Division with 28 points.
Queens Basketball | Friday, Jan. 13 | SAIT
In Calgary, the RDC Queens worked hard but dropped a 74-65 decision to the SAIT Trojans.
Maya Parker finished with 19 points, 3 assists and 9 rebounds for the Queens. Queens Head Coach Ken King wanted to see a consistent defensive effort in Saturday’s rematch. “I was pleased that that was no 3rd quarter lull,” said King. “But Saturday, we need to stick to our defensive plan and do it for a full 4 quarters.”
Queens Basketball | Saturday, Jan. 14 | RDC
In an afternoon contest, the Queens defeated the SAIT Trojans 80-49. It was one of the Queens best games of the season and they displayed a relentless work ethic. For RDC, Emily White finished with 28 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals and 5 blocks. Queens Head Coach Ken King was pleased with the effort and in particular the defensive play. “We can look at the score and be happy that we scored 80 points, but I feel better that we held them to 49 points,” said King. “The defence that we played today is our biggest victory on the day. Our big thing today was to see 40 minutes of defence and the student-athletes did a really good job of that this afternoon.” The Queens (4-7) sit in 5th place (of 8 teams) in the ACAC Women’s Basketball South Division and will look to build on Saturday’s outstanding performance.
Kings Basketball | Friday, Jan. 13 | SAIT
With a shorthanded lineup due to injury and illness, the Red Deer College Kings faced the SAIT Trojans in Calgary. The Kings started strongly, eventually fatigue took over late and the Trojans won 89-79. Kings Head Coach Clayton Pottinger praised the strong effort of Matt Matear. “Matt was once again rock solid for us,” said Pottinger. “His level of consistency was there and he finished with 11 boards.” The Business Administration student finished with 14 points, 1 steal, 1 assist, 11 rebounds
and connected on 6-of-9 shots from the field. The RDC Kings remain in top spot in the ACAC
Men’s Basketball South Division with 16 points.
Kings Basketball | Saturday, Jan. 14 | RDC
In a weekend rematch, the undermanned RDC Kings dropped a home game to the SAIT
Trojans 91-87. With several student-athletes out of the lineup due to injuries, a few 1st year Kings got
valuable playing time. “Cody (White) played phenomenal in the minutes that he got and probably earned himself more time if he continues to play like that,” said Head Coach Clayton Pottinger. “Darryl (Broderick) played well and hit his 1st shot in his 1st ACAC game, a 3-pointer from the
corner.” Kai Greene finished with 20 points, 1 steal, 6 assists and 2 rebounds for the Kings. The RDC Kings (8-3) share top spot in the ACAC Men’s Basketball South Division with Medicine Hat College. Both teams have 16 points.
Kings Hockey | Saturday, Jan. 14 | Penhold Multiplex
In exhibition action, the Red Deer College Kings dropped a 4-1 decision to the University of Alberta (Augustana Campus) Vikings. Tyler Berkholtz scored on the power play for the Kings. The RDC Kings aren’t back in action until Friday, Jan. 27 when they face the SAIT Trojans in Calgary. In the meantime, the Kings will hit the ice often and partake in high intensity training to keep in game shape. In 18 games, the RDC Kings have 19 points and hold 5th place (of 8 teams) in ACAC Men’s Hockey.
Today: Come meet Red Deer’s Silver Medalist Rebecca Smith
Submitted by Tourism Red Deer
Come celebrate with us and congratulate Red Deer’s own Rebecca Smith.
Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Tourism Red Deer invite you to meet Red Deer’s Summer Olympic Silver Medalist Rebecca Smith!
Rebecca was a part of Team Canada’s 4 x 100-meter freestyle relay swim team at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. She’ll be here to meet, greet, and show off her hardware.
Where: Alberta Sports Hall of Fame, 102-4200 Highway 2, Red Deer
When: Wednesday, August 25, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
City of Red Deer
Access to Dawe Centre pool and community centre affected by expansion project – Details
Limited access to G.H. Dawe Community Centre this summer due to construction
As announced yesterday, City recreation centres are opening fully to the public as of July 1. With construction underway at the G.H. Dawe Community Centre, only limited services and areas will be available.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Starting July 2, fitness and gym areas will open from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., daily. In July, summer day camps that normally operate from the Dawe will operate from other facilities.
- The pool will remain closed until September.
- To accommodate interior heating and ventilation construction, the facility will fully close from July 26 to August 31. Some registered preschool and summer camp programming may proceed, but no rental or general admission options will be available.
- On September 1, we anticipate the pool will be open, but some other amenities, like the gym, may not be available. More information will be provided as construction progresses.
- Playing surfaces in the arena will not be available until construction is complete, which is expected to be early 2023.
We are currently offering a discounted monthly Value Pass for $27 for adults ($24.50 for seniors; $21.90 for students; $19.30 for youth; $14.20 for children, and $60.50 for a family. It provides unlimited access to all facilities. As of August the Value Pass will only provide access to the Recreation Centre and Michener Aquatic Centre; however, access to the Dawe will be included in the Value pass until the pool, gym and fitness areas are open.
About the G.H. Dawe Community Centre Project
Work is underway now on the G.H. Dawe Community Centre Project and some exciting changes are in store. We expect to welcome visitors to the transformed space in early 2023. Here’s just some of what you can expect:
- Two NHL standard playing surfaces
- Expanded fitness areas, including a running track
- Outdoor spray park with washroom facilities
- Improved accessibility
- Additional north entrance + site access from 67 Street
- Additional parking
During construction, there will be some changes and impacts to existing amenities and programs, and we’ll do you best to share this information in advance. Thanks for your patience as we complete this work.
For more information about the project, please visit reddeer.ca/DaweProject.
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