RDC Kings third-year forward Mathieu Lapointe had two goals in 4-3 overtime loss to the MacEwan University Griffins on the road Saturday in ACAC play. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

RDC Kings hockey fall to MacEwan in double OT

Queens edged by Griffins at home

The RDC Kings suffered another late setback against the MacEwan University Griffins.

Saturday in Edmonton, with RDC holding a 3-2 lead and less than five minutes to go, MacEwan tied the game and sent it to overtime.

Just 23 seconds into three-on-three double overtime, Jordan Taupert buried a rebound to clinched the 4-3 victory.

The win pushed the Griffins to 11-5-0-0 on the year and they moved within four points of the Kings (12-2-2-0) in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference standings.

RDC fell behind 2-0, but third-year winger Mathieu Lapointe cut the deficit late in the second period.

Austin Hunter notched the equalizer early in the third and Lapointe buried his second of the night to give the Kings a brief advantage. Just under two minutes later, Joseph Karpyshyn tied the game at three.

Nathan Alalouf stopped 42 shots in the loss, while Marc-Olivier Daigle made one more save with 43.

The Kings will play the University of Alberta-Augustana Vikings on Jan. 17, before hosting the Vikings on Jan. 18.

The RDC Queens were shutout 2-0 Saturday at home by the Griffins.

MacEwan scored the only two goals of the game in the second period, first Jayme Doyle connected on the power play and Chantal Ricker also buried at 13:01 of the frame.

Natalie Bender made just 12 saves for the shutout. Madison Fox stopped 23 shots for the Queens in the loss.

The Queens fell to 9-4-1 with the loss and sit tied for second with NAIT in the ACAC at 19 points.

RDC will host NAIT on Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre.

Email sports tips to Byron Hackett

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