Queens pushed to the Edge

One of the things RDC Queens hockey head coach Rob Weddell wanted to work on during their exhibition game against the Edge Hockey Academy of Calgary was players going to the net with their sticks on the ice.

Queens 4 Edge 3 (OT)

One of the things RDC Queens hockey head coach Rob Weddell wanted to work on during their exhibition game against the Edge Hockey Academy of Calgary was players going to the net with their sticks on the ice.

His message obviously got through as Queens star forward Karla Bourke tipped in a pass from Montanna Noyes at 2:47 of overtime to give the Queens a 4-3 victory at the Arena Thursday.

“We had a couple of goals because the girls had their sticks on the ice and were prepared to take the pass,” said Weddell, who was overall pleased with the team’s performance against the high school aged team.

“They have a very good team and that was an ACAC (Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference) calibre game,” he added. “The girls had to take it seriously, which was exactly what we needed.”

The Queens played well the first two periods and grabbed a 3-2 lead, but did sit back some in the third, when they were outshot 8-5.

“We didn’t show a killer instinct, which is something we need to work on,” said Weddell. “But give them credit as well, they turned it up a bit in the third.”

Bourke scored a pair of goals for the Queens while Jessica Abt and Mika Strueby added single markers. Rachel Walsh, Brittany Styner and Logan Murray connected for the Edge.

Kendra Lakeman started in goal for the Queens and allowed two goals on 12 shots while Kaitlyn Chapman stopped eight of nine shots. Queens had 29 shots on Jordan Quiring in the Calgary net.

The Queens were without four regulars — defencemen Janel Lirette and Brandi Buss and forwards Nikki Doiron and Brittany Erlandson.

The RDC squad returns to action Thursday when they host Mount Royal.

Just Posted

Red Deer RCMP look for fraud suspect

Red Deer RCMP are looking for public assistance to identify a fraud… Continue reading

Blood donations needed in Central Alberta: Canadian Blood Services

357 donors are needed before Aug. 26 at the Red Deer clinic

Photos: Smoky conditions in Red Deer

Red Deer and area is experiencing high risk air quality.See related: Red… Continue reading

WATCH: Red Deer man shaves beard for Mustard Seed

‘I have spent 30 years of my life being addicted to both alcohol and drugs’

Study: Smokers better off quitting, even with weight gain

NEW YORK — If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may… Continue reading

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin has died

DETROIT — Aretha Franklin, the long-reigning “Queen of Soul” who sang with… Continue reading

Italy says death toll will mount in Genoa bridge collapse

GENOA, Italy — The death toll from the collapse of a highway… Continue reading

US newspapers to Trump: We’re not enemies of the people

NEW YORK — Newspapers from Maine to Hawaii pushed back against President… Continue reading

Liberal MP Iqra Khalid accused of giving award to purveyor of anti-Semitism

OTTAWA — A Liberal MP is under fire for presenting a ”certificate… Continue reading

Ottawa intervenes to get 13-year-old ball player to Little League World Series

OTTAWA — Thirteen-year-old Dio Gama will get to play baseball in the… Continue reading

Esther, celebrity ‘wonder pig,’ diagnosed with cancer after CT scan

GUELPH, Ont. — A celebrity pig whose owners raised more than half… Continue reading

Feds preparing response in case Trump follows through on auto tariff threat

OTTAWA — With threats of devastating U.S. tariffs hanging over the auto… Continue reading

Most Read


Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $185 for 260 issues (must live in delivery area to qualify) Unlimited Digital Access 99 cents for the first four weeks and then only $15 per month Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $15 a month