Kings captain Tanner Butler ACAC Men’s Hockey Player of the Year

RDC Kings defenceman Tanner Butler took home the top Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference Men’s Hockey award Friday.

Butler, a graduating fifth-year blueliner had a standout regular season and was named the ACAC Player of the Year ahead of the championship final.

The Souris, Manitoba native had a season to remember, leading all ACAC defenceman for the second straight campaign with 10 goals and 20 assists in 26 games. He ranked 11th overall in league scoring, while posting four power-play goals and a game-winning tally. His contributions in the defensive end helped RDC to a 19-7-1-1 regular season record and a third-place finish.

In four playoff games this year, Butler also pitched in four goals and two assists. For his efforts, he was also named to the ACAC first-team all-conference.

Chase Thudium, a business administration student also earned a spot on the ACAC first-team all-conference. He finished tied for the league lead in goals with 18. He was second in regular season points with 37, one behind SAIT’s Dean Allison.

In the ACAC semifinal, the Sylvan Lake native potted a goal and two assists in three games.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here


Just Posted

New federal climate think tank looking for a road map to zero emissions

OTTAWA — A new climate change think tank funded by the federal… Continue reading

Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales down 0.6 per cent in November

OTTAWA — Canadian manufacturing sales fell more than expected in November as… Continue reading

Thunberg scolds Davos elites over climate as Trump arrives

DAVOS, Switzerland — Four young climate activists, including Greta Thunberg, scolded the… Continue reading

Prison service trying to better understand the needs of black offenders

OTTAWA — Canada’s prison service is working to better understand the needs… Continue reading

Fracking caused March 2019 earthquake near Sylvan Lake, say scientists

4.18 earthquake south of Sylvan Lake rattled doors and windows as far as Red Deer

WATCH: Canadian kid shovelling snow video goes viral

Rory might just be Canada’s most popular toddler right now, thanks to… Continue reading

Your community calendar

Jan. 22 Downtown House Senior Center (5414 43 St.) in Red Deer… Continue reading

David Marsden: Warm tales about the cold

The recent deep freeze has rocked all of us. Every Red Deer… Continue reading

CFL reaches co-operative partnership agreement with Brazilian federation

TORONTO — Add Brazil to the CFL 2.0 initiative. The league announced… Continue reading

Richard T. Lee makes British Open, joining fellow Canadians Conners and Hadwin

SINGAPORE — Toronto’s Richard T. Lee is the third Canadian to qualify… Continue reading

Film probes radical black-Latino-poor white 1960s alliance

Civil rights activists were still mourning the 1968 assassinations of Rev. Martin… Continue reading

Nine times lucky? Alberta’s Northern Cree takes another shot at Grammy gold

TORONTO — Even the biggest pop stars might want to clear the… Continue reading

Soldiers trade rifles for snow shovels to help dig out St. John’s

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Military personnel armed with shovels spread out across… Continue reading

Most Read