Tracie Kikuchi stood tall the Queens final regular season game against the NAIT Ooks. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Queens hockey win at NAIT, Kings top Portage College Voyageurs

The RDC Queens wrapped up the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference women’s hockey regular season with a win Saturday.

The Queens topped the rivial NAIT Ooks in a shootout on the road 2-1 to round out the year.

RDC third-year netminder Tracie Kikuchi backstopped the Queens to the win with 40 saves. She stopped all three NAIT shooters and Julia Murrell scored the only Queens goal.

Murrell, the fifth-year captain from Edmonton also scored the only RDC goal of regulation midway through the second period.

Her tally came just three minutes after Verca Kuzelova scored the only NAIT goal on the power play.

The Queens and Ooks will meet in the first round of the ACAC playoffs on Friday night in Edmonton before action shifts to Red Deer on Feb. 24. RDC will host NAIT with puck drop set for 8 p.m. at the Collicutt.

The RDC Kings earned a 3-1 win over the Portage College Voyageurs on Saturday in their final meeting of the regular season.

After a loss to the Voyageurs Friday, the Kings bounced back with a strong road performance Saturday.

Fifth-year forward Tyler Berkholtz opened the scoring 47 seconds into the game for RDC on the power play.

Ladon Kletke scored what proved to be the game-winning goal midway through the second and Berkholtz added an insurance marker in the third.

Second-year goalie Troy Trombley of Sherwood Park was solid in net for RDC with 29 saves.

RDC is tied with SAIT for third in the ACAC standings with 36 points.

The Kings will close out the regular season with a home and home series with the NAIT Ooks. NAIT will visit the Kings on Feb. 23 with puck drop at 7 p.m., in Penhold.



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