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RDP Kings and Queens hockey athletes honoured by ACAC

All-conference teams

Five athletes from the Red Deer Polytechnic Kings and Queens hockey teams were honoured by the ACAC for their fantastic seasons.

For the Queens, both Avery Lajeunesse and Kyla Hansel were named to the ACAC Women’s Hockey First All-Conference team.

Kings Jacob Wozney was selected to the ACAC Men’s Hockey First All-Conference team. Meanwhile, Chance Longjohn and Tanner Sklaruk were named to the Second All-Conference team.

“Avery, Kyla, Jacob, Chance, and Tanner had tremendous seasons for their respective teams,” said Randy Stewart, Manager, Athletics and Student Life in a media release.

“I want to congratulate them on their accomplishments and for receiving All-Conference recognition. I also want to thank both the Kings and Queens hockey coaching staffs for helping our student-athletes develop as hockey players and as contributors to our communities.”

Lajenuesse and Hansel helped lead the Queens to a 19-6 record in the ACAC regular season, which was good enough for second place in the standings.

Lajeunesse was the Queens top scorer with 21 points and placed fifth in the league with 11 goals. She also served as a leader on the team as captain and led the way with her work ethic.

Hansel, who is in her fifth year, led all Queens defencemen with 12 points and scored two of her six goals on the powerplay.

On the Kings side, Wozney, Longjohn, and Sklaruk helped the Kings finish the season with a 15-9 record for second place in the ACAC standings.

They also won their second straight ACAC Men’s Hockey Championship after defeating the Concordia University of Edmonton Thunder in three games in the finals.

Wozney, who led the Kings with 30 points, was good enough for third in the league. He was also tied for the league lead in goals with 15, two of which came on the powerplay.

Longjohn, who served as captain of the Kings, contributed 23 points and Skalruk notched nine points in 24 games as second-year defenceman.

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