The RDC Kings are off to the second round of the ACAC Men’s Hockey Championships after a 4-3 win over the Concordia University of Edmonton Thunder on Saturday. (File photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

RDC Kings advance in ACAC playoffs

Kings 4 Thunder 3

EDMONTON– The RDC Kings earned a tidy sweep in their Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference Men’s Hockey quarter-final on Saturday night in Edmonton.

Four different Kings found the scoreboard and Troy Trombley stopped 20 shots to pick up the 4-3 win over the Concordia University of Edmonton Thunder in Game 2 of the best-of-three series.

The Kings trounced the Thunder 8-1 on home ice Friday, but it was a much tougher test on the road Saturday.

Jacob Wozney opened the scoring for RDC in the first and Donovan Lumb notched a short-handed tally three minutes later to put the Kings up 2-0 after 20 minutes.

The Thunder cut the deficit with 30 seconds left in the second period, but Dylan Thudium extended the RDC lead on the power play early in the third.

Scott Allan scored for the Thunder at 10:25 of the final frame to pull within a goal, but that is as close as the home side got to tying the game.

Tyler Berkholtz added another power play marker for the Kings with just 42 seconds remaining in the game.

RDC will take on the Grant MacEwan University Griffins in the ACAC Men’s Hockey best-of-three semifinal this week. The two teams split the regular season series, with the Kings winning 5-4 in double overtime in Edmonton, while the Griffins knocked off RDC on Jan. 27, 2-1 in Penhold.

The University of Alberta Augustana Vikings took out the SAIT Trojans in the other quarter-final and will play the NAIT Ooks in the other semifinal.

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