Central Alberta Kings Volleyball Club set to host U15 provincials

The top club volleyball players from across the province are set to take the court this weekend in Red Deer.

Typically the Volleyball Alberta Provincials are held in Edmonton, but this year, the U15 group will descend on the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Cente for play Saturday and Sunday.

Not only is the Central Alberta Kings Volleyball Club going to play host at the event, but they are also hoping to hang a banner in their home gym.

They come into the provincial tournament as the top-ranked team in Alberta, after winning U15 Boys Premier 3 event in Grande Prairie on April 7.

“It’ll be nice to have provincials here in town, I think it’s one of the first times as far as I can remember, it should be good. We’ve got a pretty good team. We’re hoping to have a good weekend,” said head coach Geoff Trentham said.

The Kings are 13-11 in over the short club season in three Volleyball Alberta Premier events but ran the table with four straight wins at the event in Grande Prairie to get on a roll going into this weekend.

“They’ve been progressing all year. We’ve had our highs and lows. I don’t think we’re as good as we can be. I think there’s still quite a bit work to be done with these guys. We have provincials and nationals to follow,” Trentham said.

“I think there’s quite a bit of work to put in. The boys are playing well together. We’re starting to figure out where we fit… in terms of improvement over the season, it’s been excellent.”

Trentham noted the real strength of his group this season has been their ability to be a tight-knit team, on and off the court. He thinks that could be a big help heading into provincials.

I think the willingness to play for each other and the fact they’re friends off the court,” Trentham said.

“There’s a really good team atmosphere… I think we play hard for each other all the time.”

The Kings kick off tournament action on May 4 at 9 a.m. against the Canuck Black. The gold medal match is set for Sunday afternoon at 1:45 p.m.

Included on the Kings roster are Boris Berbic, Coen Good, Ben House, Tate Howell, Ethan LeMessurier, Kolton Rawlusyk, Justin Rix, Cole Saunders, Wade Stauffer, Justin Theriault, Jax Wasylowich and Luke Weddell.

For the full tournament schedule, check out www.volleyballalberta.ca/club-draws-and-results.

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