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Queens enjoy learning experience during cultural exchange with Japanese University

The Red Deer College Queens volleyball team’s cultural exchange with Hokushu University from Ebetsu, Japan, continues to be a one-sided affair.

Unfortunately for the Queens, their on the wrong side of the long standing exhibition series. READ

RDC sticks it to SAIT heading into break

Few first place teams are looking forward to a Christmas break more than the Red Deer College Kings men’s volleyball team. Despite a swath of injuries the Kings have rolled up an 11-1 (34-10) record thanks to a 3-1 (19-25, 25-21, 25-11, 25-11) win over the SAIT Trojans (7-5; 24-17) on Tuesday in Red Deer. They enter the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference break as the No. 1 ranked team in the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association, an accomplishment also accomplished by the RDC Queens women’s volleyball team. READ

Kings can’t hold off late surge by Vikings

With all of the cancellations due to weather this weekend, Red Deer College Kings men’s hockey head coach Trevor Keeper probably wishes Saturday night’s debacle with the Augustana Vikings (10-4-1-2) was among the casualties. The Kings (6-8-0-1) twice led the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference game by three goals and blew a two-goal third period lead to lose 6-5 at the Penhold Regional Multiplex. READ

Volleyball Queens top Trojans in straight sets

The Red Deer College Queens women’s volleyball team has potentially ended their first semester on a high with a 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-19) sweep over the SAIT Trojans on Saturday in Calgary. Due to the winter weather on Friday, the Queens’ (10-1; 31-6) home date with the Trojans was postponed, leaving them in second place in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference South Division. READ

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, 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

Slow start stifles Queens in opener

It took the Red Deer College Queens 20 minutes to get going in their home opener, and once they did, they went blow for blow with the MacEwan University Griffins. The problem was the first 20 minutes put them in a hole they were unable to dig out of, as they lost 2-1 in the first game of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference women’s hockey season at Red Deer Arena on Thursday night. 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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