Plenty on the line for Red Deer College as regular seasons nears end

The Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference regular season competition is nearing the end, but there’s still a lot of the line for the RDC teams.

The hockey Queens enter their final two league games against the SAIT Trojans, with first place in their hands. A sweep of the doubleheader — tonight at 7 p.m. at the Centrium and Saturday at SAIT — and the Queens finish first. They sit three points up on MacEwan University, who also has two games remaining, and five points ahead of NAIT, who have four games left.

Meanwhile, the RDC basketball teams face Olds in a home-and-home series — tonight at Olds and Saturday at RDC — with the Queens needing a sweep to keep their playoff hopes alive. The Queens sit two points back of the Medicine Hat Rattlers in the battle for fourth place in the South Division.

The Queens, 7-10, have four games remaining — two against Olds and two against Ambrose. Medicine Hat faces undefeated Lethbridge, third-place SAIT and Ambrose.

Meanwhile, the Kings, 11-6, will likely finish fourth in the South while Olds sits at 3-12.

The volleyball Kings, 16-4, are on the road against the first-place Rattlers, 17-3. A sweep over MHC and Briercrest, who they host Feb. 17-18, will give the Kings top spot heading into the playoffs, set for Feb. 23-25 at RDC.

The Queens, 17-3, need to sweep MHC to give themselves a shot at top spot when the host 19-1 BBC.

The hockey Kings need one win this weekend against Portage College Voyageurs to wrap up a playoff spot. They host Portage Friday at 7 p.m. at Penhold and play at Lac La Biche Saturday.

The RDC indoor track team competes in the second Grand Prix of the season at SAIT Sunday.

l Basketball’s Dedra Janvier and volleyball’s Matt Lofgren shared the Boston Pizza RDC athlete of the week awards.

Janvier played a major role in the Queens doubleheader sweep at Briercrest. She had 13 points, three steals, four rebounds in a 68-57 win and then added 12 points, one assist and one rebound and nailed three-of-seven from the three-point line in an 82-52 victory.

Lofgren helped the Kings sweep Lethbridge in a doubleheader. He had 11 kills, one, assist, one ace, one block and seven digs in a 3-1 win on Friday and was the player of the match. On Saturday, in a 3-0 win, he added five kills and three digs and was outstanding on defence.

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