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RDC teams can’t come away with a win in Lloydminster

The Red Deer College Queens came close to getting their first win of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference women’s soccer season, but had to settle for their first point instead.

The RDC Queens tied the Lakeland College Rustlers 1-1 in Lloydminster on Saturday, thanks to an early goal from Jess White. READ

Barnstable backstops Kings to exhibition win over defending champions SAIT

It may have been the first exhibition game of the season, but Red Deer College Kings goalie Kraymer Barnstable already appears to be in mid-season form. Barnstable made 41 saves to lead the Kings past the defending Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference men’s hockey champion SAIT Trojans, 2-1 at the Penhold Regional Multiplex on Thursday night. READ

Returning veterans gives Queens a shot at another national championship

Winning last year`s CCAA national women`s volleyball championship is something they can never take away from the RDC Queens and head coach Talbot Walton. The fact Walton has 12 players back from that championship run puts the Queens front and centre when it comes to this year`s ACAC season. READ

National championship gives Kings recruiting edge

Winning a national championship always puts a bit more pressure on a team as they try to repeat. Then again, it also makes it easier to recruit. “When you have success it makes recruiting a little easier for sure, guys want to come and guys want to stay,” said Kings volleyball head coach Aaron Schulha, whose team won their 13th CCAA championship last season. READ

Rutz going in new direction in second season with Queens

Bob Rutz is taking a new direction as he steps into his second season as head coach of the RDC Queens hockey team. “Last year we had a lot of pressure from the outside, saying we had to win after just losing the previous year,” he explained. “ This year we’re not thinking about what happened last year, we’re focusing on the process and looking to get better every day. The past is not a big deal, our job is to continue to improve every day. We have six weeks (to prepare for the start of the regular season) and the players have that time to show they deserve to step into the lineup.” READ

Kings open season with solid effort on the pitch

It was far from perfect, but Red Deer College Kings head coach Steve Fullarton is happy with four out of six points they pulled out of the opening weekend of Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference men’s soccer. On Saturday they rallied late to tie the Medicine Hat Rattlers 2-2 and on Sunday they held on to beat the Lethbridge Kodiaks 3-2 in a pair of home games. READ

You can always come back

It never hurts to make contact with a player while on the recruiting trail, no matter how long the odds. 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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