The Red Deer College Kings will play in a big non-conference tournament at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

The Red Deer College Kings will play in a big non-conference tournament at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

RDC Kings welcome top volleyball teams in Canada over Christmas break

The RDC Kings were on a roll heading into the Christmas break with five straight victories.

They’ll test their mettle over the break with a big non-conference tournament at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre.

In the first Christmas Tournament, RDC will welcome a few of the top teams in Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Men’s Volleyball.

On Dec. 28 at 3 p.m., RDC will face the VIU Mariners, out of the PAC West. RDC fifth-year outside hitter Regan Fathers Alberta Colleges Athletic Association Men’s Volleyball with a total of 192 kills and 5.65 kills per set.

At 8 p.m., the Kings will take on the Keyano College Huskies (11-1). The Huskies are ranked third in Canada, while the Kings sit eighth. Last year, the Huskies won ACAC silver and CCAA bronze. This season, they have been a powerhouse in the ACAC North Division, rattling off 34 set victories and only dropping seven.

On Dec. 29, RDC hosts the top team in Canada, the Fanshawe College Falcons. Fanshawe won CCAA silver last year and is undefeated in eight matches, with 24 straight set victories.

RDC wraps up the tournament against the always dangerous Titans de Limoilou (6-2). The Titans rank sixth in Canada and have a rich tradition of winning at the national level. The Kings have won 13 national titles and Limoilou have picked up 11, including last year’s gold medal. Since 1986, the two squads have gone head-to-head for national gold six times, and the RDC Kings came out on top on five of those occasions.

The Kings will host the CCAA Men’s Volleyball National Championship from March 6-9, 2019 at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre.



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