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Queens shut out Trojans

The Red Deer College Queens appear to have turned their Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference women’s hockey season around.

With a 1-0 win over the SAIT Trojans (4-4-1) on Thursday at the Red Deer Arena, they have points in three straight games and five of the last four. The Queens (3-4-2) are now threatening to climb out of the league’s basement, where they have resided all season. READ

Weather forces cancellation of RDC athletic events

The winter weather wreaked havoc on the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference schedule on Thursday, the biggest casualty being the entire Fall Bonspiel at the Pidherney Curling Centre in Red Deer. Also getting cancelled was the Red Deer College Kings men’s hockey game in Camrose against the Augusta Vikings and the RDC basketball road trip against the Briercrest Clippers in Caronport, Sask. READ

RDC curling teams hoping for solid start at host bonspiel

The Red Deer College curling program opens the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference season this weekend surrounded in the great unknown. They are the defending national champions in women’s curling but return only one player from that rink. Meanwhile their men’s and mixed teams are still in the developmental phase. READ

Kings keep rolling despite injuries

If there is a good time for the Red Deer College Kings men’s basketball team to have the infirmary filled, now is that time. With almost more players in dress clothes than basketball shorts on Saturday they still managed to beat the 1-11 St. Mary’s University College Lightning 93-67. READ

Rivalry rampant in college volleyball

Central Alberta has long been known as a power in the volleyball world, but until a few years ago, only Red Deer College had teams in Canada’s top college conference. In 2012, the Olds College Broncos joined the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference and, at least in the women’s game, are proving to be much more than also rans. READ

Queens rally from deficit to beat Broncos in volleyball action

The Central Alberta showdown between the Red Deer College Queens and Olds College Broncos lived up to its billing as a meeting between two of the top women’s volleyball teams in the country. READ

Queens’ hard work pays off with win

The Red Deer College Queens finally were rewarded for out-playing their competition. The theme all Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference women’s hockey season has been to dominate on the ice but come up short where it mattered most: On the scoreboard. READ

Queens youth movement paying off this season

Coaches can recruit for the future all they want, but they never know exactly what they have until those athletes get thrust into action. Ask the Edmonton Oilers about their success in how well top young talent has translated into success on the ice. The Red Deer College Queens women’s volleyball team, however, appears to be having more success in their reloading efforts. READ

Kings tame Kodiaks, Queens get mauled in college basketball action

The RDC Kings have enough offence to play with anyone in the Alberta Colleges Men’s Basketball League. READ

Queens can’t find way to get past Griffins

The Red Deer College Queens have found a new way to lose. The Queens (1-3-0-1) outplayed the MacEwan University Griffins (3-2-0-0) through three periods, scored late to tie and then dominated the extra frame thinking they were heading home with a tie. Unbeknownst to them, however, the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference adopted the shootout for women’s hockey just before the season. READ

Injury gives Brisbane a chance to show his skills

If there is a silver lining to an injury to a starting player is it allows opportunities for young players to prove themselves. Red Deer College Kings setter Luke Brisbane has done just that. The 19-year-old Aussie is following in his brother Sam’s footsteps with the men’s volleyball team. READ

Kings can’t find way to take down Trojans

The only way for Red Deer Kings head coach Trevor Keeper to look at Saturday’s 5-1 loss to the SAIT Trojans (12-2-0-0) is as a missed opportunity. RDC (6-5-0-1) became the second team to hand the Alberta Colleges Athletic Association men’s hockey first place team a defeat this season with a 2-1 win on Friday. On Saturday at the Penhold Regional Multiplex, they outshot the Trojans 40-29 but still were blown out on the scoreboard. READ

RDC volleyball teams pull off sweep over Medicine Hat College

The Red Deer College Kings didn’t win 11 national men’s college volleyball championships over the years without overcoming a bit of adversity at times. They won not only because of their starting roster, but their talent on the bench. READ

Defensive effort helps Kings get win back against Broncos

The Red Deer College Kings looked more like themselves Saturday and it showed on the scoreboard. On Friday the Kings got into a road shootout with the Olds Broncos and came out on the wrong end of a 103-98 score in Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference men’s basketball play. READ

Kings, Queens sweep Rattlers in college volleyball action

On a night where last season’s accomplishments were the headlining act, the current edition of the Red Deer College volleyball teams stole the show. READ

Queens fall to EDGE in exhibition game

Coming off their first win of the season, the last thing the Red Deer College Queens could afford to do was sleep walk through the first period on Thursday — oops. The Queens were out played badly by the EDGE Hockey Academy in the first 20 minutes and found themselves in a three-goal hole they were unable to dig out of and lost 4-1. READ

RDC teams to celebrate national championships at home opener

Last season saw the return of the Red Deer College Kings and Queens to the Canadian College Athletic Association volleyball throne. On Friday, their coronation will be complete. RDC will raise their national championship banners to the rafters at the school’s main gym in between the men’s and women’s Alberta Colleges Athletic Association volleyball games against the Medicine Hat College Rattlers. READ

Kings rally late for win over Rattlers

Jacob Cusmano really hates losing. After the Red Deer College Kings blew an 11-point lead to the Medicine Hat College Rattlers on Friday to lose 71-65, the fifth year guard hardly slept at all. Images of his late three-point attempt to tie the game that was off the mark kept rolling through his mind. READ

Kings, Queens falls to Rattlers

The Red Deer College Kings have some work to do to get back into national champion contender shape. The Kings (2-1) blew an 11-point fourth quarter lead to lose 71-65 to the Medicine Hat College Rattlers (5-0) in Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference men’s basketball action in Red Deer on Friday. READ

Something to prove after a long road from recovery

William Beard-Camp has spent his entire life trying to prove himself to others. Now making a comeback with the Red Deer College Kings basketball team, he’s starting back at square one. The six-foot-two shooting guard transferred to Medicine Hat College in 2012 and got off to a terrific start, scoring at a 18.1 points per game rate while shooting 53.1 per cent from the three-point line and was a team captain. READ

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