RDC Kings and Queens fall to rivals

Queens pick up three of four points on the weekend

The RDC Kings suffered a setback in Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference men’s hockey play.

Saturday, the Kings dropped a 5-2 game to the University of Alberta-Augustana Vikings on home ice.

It was just the Kings second loss on home ice this season and third in four games this month. RDC still sits second in the ACAC standings with 28 points.

Saturday, the Vikings opened up a 2-0 advantage in the first period, before adding another marker with 4:19 left in the second. With just 27 seconds left in the frame, Austin Hunter buried on the power play to cut the deficit to two.

Kyle Salaway got Red Deer within a goal 46 seconds into the third, but Travis Mayan scored for the Vikings 39 seconds later.

UAA also added a power play tally 8:05 into the final frame.

Curtis Skip got the win for the Vikings with 23 saves, while Nathan Alalouf earned the loss with 26 saves for the Kings.

The RDC Queens also lost a tough game Saturday, falling 5-4 to the rival NAIT Ooks in a shootout. The three-point weekend pushed the Queens into second in the ACAC standings.

RDC opened the game with three goals in the first period, with Red Deer product Avery Lajeunnesse scoring a pair and Mariah Mckersie also adding a tally.

NAIT responded with a strong second period before rookie Lajeunnesse notched her hat trick goal with 31 seconds left in the frame.

Brittney Savard tied the game at four for NAIT midway through the third period.

Ooks goalie Kaitlyn Slator turned away all three shooters in the shootout, while Savard and Megan Leblanc scored for NAIT to clinch the victory.

RDC First-year forward Lajuennesse was player of the game with the hat trick.

With the shootout loss, the Queens picked up three of a possible four points on the weekend and moved ahead of NAIT for second in the ACAC standings.

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