Weersink and Kings shutout top-ranked NAIT Ooks

Queens hockey also knock off Olds College Broncos

The RDC Kings exacted some sweet revenge just 24 hours after a tough defeat.

RDC lost 5-3 Friday night at home to the top-ranked NAIT Ooks, but Saturday on the road, they played one of their best games of the season.

Arik Weersink, in just his second game since Nov. 30, put up a stellar performance with 30 saves in the 1-0 shutout over the number one team in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference.

Second-year winger Kyle Salaway scored the only goal for RDC at 4:18 of the second period.

Weersink was the player of the game for the Kings, he made one more stop than the other player of the game, Jordan Papirny who saved 25 shots for NAIT.

NAIT still holds on to first in the ACAC with a 17-3 record, while the Kings sit tied for second with a 14-4-2 and 28 points.

The RDC Queens also picked up a big win Saturday, knocking off the Olds College Broncos 3-1 on home ice.

RDC fell behind 1-0 in the second period on a power-play goal by Broncos’ Karli Frederick.

They started the comeback trail just past the midway point of the third when Neisha Germann buried to tie the game at one.

Just 66 seconds later, Queens rookie Brooklyn Rowley notched what would be the game-winning goal. Ashley Sutherland added an empty-net goal with 20 seconds to go in the game. Karlee Fetch picked up the win for the Queens with 19 saves.

With the win, the Queens sit comfortably in second in the ACAC with a 12-4-2 record and 26 points.

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