RDC Queens hockey win home opener

Kings fall in double overtime at MacEwan

The RDC Queens knocked off the Olds College Broncos Friday for the second straight night in Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference women’s hockey play.

RDC jumped out to a 3-0 lead after 40 minutes, but let the Broncos climb back into the game and they had to hang on for a 3-2 victory.

Queens goalie Madison Fox, the first-year from Maple Ridge, B.C. earned her first career ACAC win with 11 saves.

Second-year defender Ashley Sutherland led the way for the Queens again, assisting on the opening goal by Jessi-Lynn Sumaling and adding a power play tally at 6:03 of the second. Sumaling, a second-year forward out of Winnipeg assisted on the game-winning goal by Braxtyn Shawara at 7:29 of the second.

Brianna Marsh and Karli Frederick scored in the third for the Broncos.

Next up, the Queens will host the SAIT Trojans on Oct. 25 at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre.

The RDC Kings only collected a point Friday in their ACAC season opener against the MacEwan University Griffins.

Veteran Lynnden Pastachak scored eight minutes into the game for RDC, before the Griffins responded shorthanded.

Jacob Wozney restored the lead for the Kings in the second, but Cam Gotaas scored at 13:06 to tie the game at two.

In double overtime, Brayden Hyland buried for MacEwan to clinch the victory.

Arik Weersink stopped 28 shots for the Kings, while Marc-Oliver Daigle was stellar for the Griffins with 40 saves.

The Kings will play their home opener Saturday night, when they host the Griffins at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, with puck drop set for 7 p.m.

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