RDP Kings forward Dylan Esau looks to pass during the season opener against Alberta-Augustana Friday night in ACAC action at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre in Red Deer. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)

RDP Kings hockey sweeps home-and-home with SAIT

The Red Deer Polytechnic Kings picked up their second straight win over the weekend to improve to 3-1 in Alberta Colleges Athletic Association action.

After knocking off the SAIT Trojans on home ice Friday, the Kings edged the Trojans 4-3 on the road in Calgary Saturday.

Jacob Kendall had a pair of goals for RDP, while Deegan Mofford and Sean Michalevich each added a single tally. Evan Fradette made 13 saves for the victory. Brennan Davis also had two assists in the win.

Red Deer’s Tye Carriere scored a pair of goals for the Trojans, including a power play marker in the second period.

The RDP Queens hockey team won 8-0 in an exhibition game over the Medicine Hat College Rattlers.

On the basketball court, the Kings and Queens fell to the St. Mary’s University Lightning in Calgary.

The Queens dropped a 68-56 decision to the Lightning, despite a 22-point effort from Central Alberta product Amy Szymanek. She was the only Queen in double figures in the loss. Jazmyn Kellog led the way for the visitors with 22 points.

RDP shot 43.6 per cent from the field, 20 per cent from three and 60 per cent from the foul line. They trailed by two after the first quarter and seven at half, before being outscored 29-24 in the second half. The Queens are 0-2 on the season.

The Kings lost 91-78 to the Lightning. Jose Mauro Barrozo Jr. had a monster double-double with 21 points and 14 rebounds. Sylvan Lake’s Payton Baltzer chipped in 16 points, along with five rebounds, three steals, one assist. Pierce Shybunka and Brett Hochhausen each added 13 points off the bench. Brock Dewsbery had a game-high 31 points for the Lightning.

The Kings shot just 37.7 per cent from the field, 11.5 per cent from three and 58.6 per cent from the free throw line. They trailed by four at halftime, before the Kings outscored them 22-13 in the third quarter to pull away. The Kings are 0-2 on the ACAC season.

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