Queens finish atop ACAC hockey standings

The RDC Queens finished their Alberta Colleges Women’s Hockey League regular season with a 4-1 victory over the Olds Broncos Friday.

Queens 4 Broncos 1

OLDS – The RDC Queens finished their Alberta Colleges Women’s Hockey League regular season with a 4-1 victory over the Olds Broncos Friday.

The first-place Queens finished the season at 18-3-3 and will meet the SAIT Trojans in the best-of-three league semifinal, beginning Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Arena.

Despite holding a wide edge in shots the Queens were held off the scoresheet until late in the first period when they exploded for three goals.

Julia Murrell connected at 17:05, Cassidy Anderson at 18:26 and Kaely McMurtry at 18:34.

After a scoreless second period Jenna Suokko scored for Olds at 1:30 of the third period with Jade Petrie scoring her eighth goal of the season at 19:41 to put the lid on the victory.

The Queens, who took four of six minor penalties, held a 40-17 edge in shots.

Voyageurs 4 Kings 0

LAC LA BICHE – The Kings ran into some tough officiating as they dropped a 4-0 decision to the Portage Voyageurs in ACAC Men’s Hockey League play Friday.

The Kings trailed 1-0 after 40 minutes then spent the majority of the third period in the penalty box. They were assessed 15 of 21 minor penalties, leaving Portage with eight power plays while the Kings had one.

The shots were 29-28 in favour of the Voyageurs.

The loss prevented the Kings from locking up a playoff spot. They sit at 13-13-0-3 wile seventh-place Portage moved to 8-13-0-7. The teams meet again tonight at 7 p.m. at the Penhold Regional multiplex.

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