Loss means tight race for first in final weeks for Red Deer College Queens hockey, Kings live up to expectations

Kings 6 Voyageurs 2

LAC LA BICHE — The RDC Kings were expected to do well against the last-place Portage Voyageurs in their Alberta Colleges Men’s Hockey League weekend doubleheader, and they didn’t disappoint.

After winning 4-2 in Penhold Friday, the Kings twice came from behind to record a 6-2 victory Saturday.

The Kings trailed 1-0 and 2-1 at points, but were tied 1-1 after 20 minutes and were up 3-2 after 40.

Austin Hunter scored on a breakaway and from the left circle in the third period to give the Kings a 5-2 lead. Tyler Berkholtz completed the scoring with his team leading 12 goal.

Zak Hicks scored the Kings first goal, which tied the game at 1-1, on a blast from the blueline. Tanner Butler tied the game at 2-2 in the second period flipping home a rebound and Dylan Thudium put the Kings ahead on a one-timer from the left circle while on the power play.

The win gave the fifth-place Kings a 10-13-2-1 record with four games remaining. The Kings face Augustana in a preview of the ACAC quarter-final series Friday in Camrose and Saturday at Penhold. They finish the regular season against Concordia — Feb. 24 in Edmonton and Feb. 25 in Penhold.

Trojans 3 Queens 1

The shorthanded RDC Queens were looking at home-ice advantage in the first round of the ACAC Women’s Hockey League playoffs, but that is in jeopardy.

The Queens finished their regular season with a 3-1 loss to the SAIT Trojans Saturday and despite sitting in first place both NAIT and MacEwan have two games remaining and within striking distance of the Queens.

RDC has 31 points on a 14-7-3 record, one point up on NAIT and three ahead of MacEwan.

NAIT faces SAIT and MacEwan takes on last-place Olds in their final two games.

Julia Murrell scored the Queens lone goal Saturday after SAIT had built a 3-1 lead on two goals by Taylor Beck and one by Madison Casavant.

Tracie Kikuchi started in goal and faced 22 shots over two periods with Jen West facing 17 in the third.

The RDC squad had 15 skaters, missing forwards Emily Swier (one game suspension) and Kaci Jones ((back) and rearguard Landry Derdall (concussion).

The Queens won’t know who they face in the league semifinals until after the weekend.

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