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Rutz putting together strong recruiting class for Queens hockey

It’s been a busy time for RDC Queens hockey head coach Bob Rutz.

Rutz has been running ID camps and on the phone for hours since the end of the Alberta Colleges Women’s Hockey League season, recruiting for next season, and there’s a chance he may not even be coaching. READ

Three defencemen commit to RDC Kings hockey team

The RDC Kings will have an international flavour next season. Czech Republic native David Vondracek will be with the Kings for the 2014-15 Alberta Colleges Men’s Hockey League season. He’s one of three defencemen to commit this week, joining Red Deer native Joel Topping and Nick Bell of Innisfail. READ

Always team first for RDC’s top athletes

Many times athletes receive individual recognition when they would rather be celebrating team accomplishments. Not so with this year’s RDC athletes of the year. Both Amber Adolf and Tim Finnigan received their awards during the annual RDC awards banquet at the iHotel Thursday after already celebrating provincial and national championships with their teammates. READ

Kings not listening to the hype

There’s been a lot of talk around the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference lately that the two-time league champion RDC Kings basketball squad, who finished second at the nationals, will be a shadow of themselves next season. The loss of three fifth-year starters — Lloyd Strickland, Jacob Cusumano and Rob Pierce — plus at least three others — Ashaunti Hogan, Sam Lolik and Taner Parrington — will definitely leave several holes to fill. Hogan will attend Lakehead University while Parrington is going to Mount Royal University. There’s also a possibility Clay Crellin may play pro in Europe next season. READ

Red Deer College hosts rally to celebrate athletic success

It was a golden celebration fit for Kings and Queens. Red Deer College capped off their most successful athletic season in school history by honouring the athletic program during a ceremony Wednesday afternoon. READ

RDC women’s curling team wins national gold

Kaitlyn Sherrer and her RDC women’s curling team added another medal to the incredibly successful RDC athletic season. Sherrer and her team of third Julie Primrose, second Courtney Smith and leads Taylor Eno and Jessica Newman, downed Humber College of Etobicoke, Ont., 9-5 to capture gold at the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association championship in Sault Ste Marie, Ont., Saturday evening. READ

Queens squeeze out win in nationals opener

TORONTO — The RDC Queens made it tougher on themselves than they needed to, but they came through when it counted the most. The Queens won the first two sets of their opening match of the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association women’s volleyball championships 25-17, 25-18 over the Capilano College Blues of North Vancouver. READ

MacDonald top Albertan at nationals

VANCOUVER — Kieran McDonald of RDC was the top Albertan in the Canadian junior eight-kilometre cross-country running championship during the weekend. READ

Osborn's late start hasn't held him back

It was a roundabout way that brought Chris Osborn to RDC and the Kings volleyball squad. The six-foot-eight Osborn was born in Denver, Colo., and raised in Phoenix, Ariz. READ

RDC Queens let Ooks steal one

Thursday may well have been a good indication of just how the Alberta College Women’s Hockey League season has been going for the RDC Queens. READ

Queens drop 2-1 decision to Ooks

For the second day in a row the RDC Queens were close against the NAIT Ooks in Alberta Colleges Women’s Hockey League play. The Queens dropped a 2-1 decision to the Ooks at NAIT Friday after suffering a 4-3 loss at the Arena Thursday. READ

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