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Kings start reloading for next season

The Red Deer College Kings men’s hockey team has started the reloading process for next season.

On Saturday head coach Trevor Keepeer announced the signing of Red Deer defenceman Kirk Johnson. READ

Queens volleyball team shore up roster for next year

The group of girls charged with defending the Red Deer College Queens two-year run atop the CCAA women’s volleyball world, will look little like the one that put it there. With nine players moving on from this year’s Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association championship, including five starters and the nationals MVP, head coach Talbot Walton has already found seven players that will attempt to fill those shoes. READ

RDC athletics suffered down season after banner year

Last year the Red Deer College Athletic department reached for the stars and got there. This year, they landed on the moon. It feels a little less glamorous not getting back to the same level where they won three national championships and nearly a fourth to go with their three provincial banners. READ

Queens reign supreme

No one can deny the talent on the RDC Queens, but it’s their unbelievable mental strength that gave them their second straight Canadian Colleges Athletic Association women’s volleyball national title. READ

Kings de-throned, lose bronze medal game

It was always going to be all or nothing for the Red Deer College Kings men’s volleyball team this year. Despite carrying a No. 4 seed into the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association championships, the defending champions were still arguably the favourite. READ

Clock strikes midnight on Queens

The NAIT Ooks clearly do not care much for fairy-tale endings. On Saturday at the Red Deer Arena they beat the Red Deer College Queens 2-1 to win their third straight Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference title, this time in four games. READ

Queens beat rivals to move on to national championship final

The RDC Queens know a thing or two about playing the Grande Prairie Wolves, who they faced four times in championship settings over the last two years. The Queens needed all that knowledge to pull out an entertaining 25-27, 25-9, 25-23, 25-15 victory over the Wolves in the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association women’s volleyball semifinals Friday. READ

Kings fall in to top seed at nationals

Tim Finnigan was the unquestioned leader of the Red Deer College Kings men’s volleyball team this year. He fought through a quad injury all season that hampered his play but was still able to produce at a first team all-conference level. But that quad finally wore out at the worst possible time and the reigning Canadian Colleges Athletic Association champs will be playing for a medal of a different colour this year. READ

Queens hold court at nationals

It’s never easy playing the first game of any national championship and it’s even tougher when you’re facing the home team. The RDC Queens knew that heading into their opening game of the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association women’s volleyball championships against the Lynx d’Edouard-Montpetit Thursday. READ

Kings start off nationals with win over St. Clair Saints

Luke Brisbane backed up his selection as the best men’s college volleyball player in Canada in his very first opportunity. The Australian setter led the No. 4 Red Deer College Kings to a 3-1 (25-20, 25-22, 20-25, 25-11) win over the No. 5 St. Clair Saints on the opening day of the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association Men’s Volleyball Championship on Thursday. READ

RDC rookie Brisbane wins CCAA men’s volleyball player of the year

Luke Brisbane’s rookie season with the Red Deer College Kings men’s volleyball team went to a new level on Thursday night as the Australian setter was named Canadian Colleges Athletic Association player of the year. The announcement was made at the CCAA Awards Banquet in Charlottetown, P.E.I., in conjunction with the CCAA Men’s Volleyball Championships, where he was also named an all-Canadian. READ

No easy path to repeat as national champions

It is almost always more difficult to repeat a championship than to win it the first time. So much has to go right to win a title that to do it two years in a row, well the odds are stacked against you. The pressure to back up one banner with another is immense. READ

Kings eliminated from hockey playoffs after being swept by Augustana

The Red Deer College Kings men’s hockey team has received a valuable lesson in being careful about what they wish for. The Kings lost 4-0 to the University of Alberta-Augustana Vikings on Saturday to complete a two game sweep and ending their second season since returning to the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference. READ

Jones leads Queens to series tying win

Megan Jones’ magical season continued for the Red Deer College Queens over the weekend. The fourth-year defenceman was named Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference Women’s Hockey player of the year and then set up the winning goal in Game 2 of the league final on Saturday. READ

Kings won’t repeat as men’s basketball champions after losing provincial opener

Red Deer College Kings head coach Clayton Pottinger said heading into the ACAC men’s basketball championships that anything was possible at this tournament. Unfortunately for the Kings, he was right, as the tournament’s two No. 1 seeds were both knocked off by No. 4 seeds on the opening day. READ

RDC Kings have tough road to repeat as ACAC basketball champs

Red Deer College Kings head coach Clayton Pottinger is doing his best to down play the target on his teams back heading into the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference men’s basketball championships in Fort McMurray. The Kings are the top seed in the South and head to Keyano College as the two-time provincial champion and last year's national silver medalists. READ

Queens recruit Danish point guard

The Red Deer College Queens basketball have got an early start on their recruiting for next season, and they are going to need every minute of it. READ

Queens down Trojans to advance to ACAC women’s hockey finals

The Red Deer College Queens punched their ticket to the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference women’s hockey championship with a sweep over the SAIT Trojans. They beat the Trojans 2-0 on Saturday at SAIT Arena to take the best-of-three semifinal in two games. READ

Queens cap second straight ACAC title

Midway through the first set of the Alberta Colleges Women’s Volleyball League championship final against the Grande Prairie College Wolves it would have been easy for the RDC Queens to shrug their shoulders and start looking toward the rest of the match. But they aren’t built that way. READ

RDC sweep Clippers in final games of regular season

In a perfect world the RDC Kings would have finished their Alberta Colleges Men’s Basketball League regular season in a battle against one of the other top teams in the South Division. But that’s not the way it was set up. Instead the Kings final two games were against the last-place Briercrest Bible College Clippers. READ

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