Monday, February 24, 2014

LOCAL RECAP: Kings and Queens Volleyball Win Gold, Rebels Split Pair

Both the RDC Kings and Queens Volleyball squads lived up to expectations over the weekend in winning their respective ACAC Championships.

The Kings, playing on their home court at RDC, swept Grant MacEwan in Sunday's final by hard fought set scores of 25-22, 25-21 and 26-24. Kings Setter Sam Brisbane was named Tournament MVP while Tim Finnigan and Braden O'Toole were named as Tournament All-Stars. Prior to the tournament, Finnigan was named ACAC Player of the Year and Aaron Schulha was named Coach of the Year.

The Queens, playing at Grande Prairie, also swept their final match at provincials by set scores of 25-17, 25-12 and 25-19 over the host Wolves. Queens Power Hitter Amber Adolf was named Tournament MVP while Brooke Sutter and Bronwyn Hawkes were named as Tournament All-Stars.


Thursday, February 20, 2014

RDC Kings, Queens Ranked #1 Heading Into Volleyball Provincials

ACAC Men’s Volleyball Championship - Hosted by Red Deer College

Edmonton, February 18, 2014 – Red Deer College is honoured to host the 2013-14 Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Men’s Volleyball Championships on February 21-23, 2014. The top teams from Northern and Southern Alberta will converge on Red Deer College to determine who this year's top volleyball team will be. It's going to be a weekend tournament filled with tough competition!

Friday, February 21
1:00 PM Game 1 GPRC (#6) vs. SAIT (#3)
3:00 PM Game 2 NAIT (#7) vs. GMU (#2)
6:00 PM Game 3 BC (#8) vs. RDC (#1)
8:00 PM Game 4 UAA (#5) vs. MHC (#4)

Saturday, February 22
1:00 PM Game 5 LG2 vs. LG1
3:00 PM Game 6 LG4 vs. LG3
6:00 PM Game 7 WG1 vs. WG2
8:00 PM Game 8 WG3 vs. WG4

Sunday, February 23
11:00 AM Game 9 WG5 vs. WG6
1:00 PM Game 10 LG 7 vs. LG8
3:30 PM Game 11 WG7 vs. WG8


ACAC Women’s Volleyball Championship - Hosted by Grande Prairie Regional College

Friday, February 21
1:00 PM Game 1 King’s (#5) vs. BC (#4)
3:00 PM Game 2 LAKE (#8) vs. RDC (#1)
6:00 PM Game 3 OC (#6) vs. GPRC (#3)
8:00 PM Game 4 NAIT (#7) vs. GMU (#2)

Saturday, February 22
1:00 PM Game 5 LG2 vs. LG1
3:00 PM Game 6 LG4 vs. LG3
6:00 PM Game 7 WG1 vs. WG2
8:00 PM Game 8 WG3 vs. WG4

Sunday, February 23
11:00 AM Game 9 WG5 vs. WG6
1:00 PM Game 10 LG 7 vs. LG8
3:30 PM Game 11 WG7 vs. WG8

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Local Sports: February 18

The Red Deer Rebels solid grip on a WHL playoff spot is now rather tenuous.

The Rebels sit just two points ahead of Prince Albert for 8th in the Eastern Conference after a 7-1 drubbing in Calgary on Monday. The Rebels also fell 4-1 at home to Saskatoon on Saturday, one night after their 3-2 overtime win in Edmonton.

The Rebels host the Oil Kings for their first of five straight games at the Enmax Centrium.

Senior AAA Provincials

The Bentley Generals beat the Stony Plain Eagles 3-2 in overtime on Monday at the Red Deer Arena. The Generals have a 3-0 lead in the provincial semi-final series with game four coming this Saturday at Stony Plain.

The Innisfail Eagles and Fort Saskatchewan Chiefs are tied 1-1 in the other semi-final series, game three goes Friday night in Innisfail.

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Feb 10: Local Sports Recap

The Red Deer Rebels finished off their 4 games in 5 nights road trip with a 7-1 loss in Prince George on Saturday. The Rebels picked up just 1 one a possible 8 points on the trip. They return home this week for games on Wednesday (Medicine Hat) and Saturday (Saskatoon) sitting in 8th place in the WHL Eastern Conference standings.


Regular season play wrapped up in the Chinook Hockey League over the weekend...

Innisfail Eagles 1, Fort Saskatchewan 0

Bentley Generals 6, Stony Plain 3


Final Regular Season Standings
1. Bentley 42 points
2. Innisfail 32 points
3. Fort Saskatchewan 31 points
4. Okotoks 15 points (not taking part in AAA Provincials)
5. Stony Plain 14 points


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Local Athletes Head To Alberta Winter Games


The 2014 Alberta Winter Games get underway on Thursday in Banff and Canmore.

The 2014 Alberta Winter Games run from February 6-9th young athletes from eight zones will participate in 22 sporting competitions in both locations.

Below is the list of athletes representing Zone 4 from Red Deer and Red Deer County.  For a list of the rest of our local Zone 4 athletes visit www.

Aasman Jayda Volleyball Female Red Deer
Adkins Ryan Archery Red Deer
Allin Erin Ringette Red Deer
Beaudoin Spencer Ringette Red Deer
Biletsky Parker Volleyball Male Red Deer
Bilodeau Shaelynne Hockey Female Red Deer
Boorse Mikayla Curling Red Deer
Brown Wade Cross Country Skiing Red Deer
Bussard Jade Hockey Female Red Deer
Butler Ruby Artistic Gymnastics Red Deer
Carriere Tye Hockey Male Red Deer
Colonna Skylar Hockey Female Red Deer
CouttsTyraHockey Female Red Deer
CudilloLesterBoxing Red Deer
CudilloLowieBoxing Red Deer
CundictElizabethRingette Red Deer
DeMaleShaeHockey Female Red Deer
DomoneyKayleeRingette Red Deer
EvansTraceyArchery Red Deer
FairbrotherKeeshaRingette Red Deer
FargusonWilliamJudo Red Deer
FitzsimonsMandiHockey Female Red Deer
FlanaganAnthonyJudo Red Deer
FreemanMyaSynchronized Swimming Red Deer
FrenetteNatalieVolleyball Female Red Deer
FuerbringerJoshuaSpeed Skating Red Deer
GarbeJanayaRingette Red Deer
GrahamChristopherVolleyball Male Red Deer
GrayKierenSpeed Skating Red Deer

Gray Nolan Speed Skating Red Deer
Green Owen Alpine Skiing Red Deer
Guthrie Adam Squash Red Deer
Halford Claire Synchronized Swimming Red Deer
Hayes Nina Synchronized Swimming Red Deer
Heron Matthew Volleyball Male Red Deer
Hovdestad Amy Synchronized Swimming Red Deer
Huddleston Mackenzie Volleyball Female Red Deer
Hurry Devyn Fencing Red Deer
Jewkes Lauren Ringette Red Deer
Johnson Bailey Cross Country Skiing Red Deer
Junck Adam Volleyball Male Red Deer
Kopec Bryce Badminton Red Deer

KosackZacharyCross Country Skiing Red Deer
KrauseLiamVolleyball Male Red Deer
LamontKameronFencing Red Deer
LayeSierraVolleyball Female Red Deer
LeeDanielJudo Red Deer
Love HollmanErynCurling Red Deer
Love HollmanMasonCurling Red Deer
MacleodLoganSquash Red Deer
MarshallLukeHockey Male Red Deer
MastCodyCross Country Skiing Red Deer
MecklingAbbyVolleyball Female Red Deer
MetcalfeJanelleVolleyball Female Red Deer
MorlockJustinCurling Red Deer
MulderAmyRingette Red Deer

Nadon Evan Badminton Red Deer
Nasewich Maegan Figure Skating Red Deer
O'Connell Brandon Speed Skating Red Deer
Oakes Jared Alpine Skiing Red Deer
Ostrikoff Megan Fencing Red Deer
Paarup Jace Hockey Male Red Deer
Packard Kallan Synchronized Swimming Red Deer
Patrick Mercedes Synchronized Swimming Red Deer
Pimm Owen Cross Country Skiing Red Deer
Rodger Logan Judo Red Deer
Sandquist Chantelle Hockey Female Red Deer
Saunders Brad Biathlon Red Deer

Saunders Brad Biathlon Red Deer
Saunders Brielle Biathlon Red Deer
Saunders Devin Biathlon Red Deer
Schlachter Alison Ringette Red Deer
Sikora Genevieve Freestyle Skiing Red Deer
Sikora Sydney Freestyle Skiing Red Deer
Sorokan Hope Synchronized Swimming Red Deer
Sosnowski Gina Hockey Female Red Deer
Spicer Lauren Speed Skating Red Deer
Spicer Stefanie Speed Skating Red Deer

St. Pierre Isabel Ringette Red Deer
St.Pierre Jenna Hockey Female Red Deer
Starratt Bailey Archery Red Deer
Stecyk Cale Hockey Male Red Deer
Suhalj Anna Volleyball Female Red Deer
Tieken-Maerz Kendra Ringette Red Deer
Towers Talyn Archery Red Deer
Very Jason Hockey Male Red Deer
Wiebe Dahlin Cross Country Skiing Red Deer
Wiley Kaitlyn Archery Red Deer
Wlad Carley Hockey Female Red Deer
Doyon Joshua Cross Country Skiing Red Deer County
Flewell Journey Volleyball Female Red Deer County
Janssen Kendall Volleyball Female Red Deer County
Linnell Kaitlan Hockey Female Red Deer County

MacDougall Bryndelle Speed Skating Red Deer County
MacDougall Connor Speed Skating Red Deer County
Sinnamon Connor Volleyball Male Red Deer County
Weberg Ethan Hockey Male Red Deer County
Wood Adam Freestyle Skiing Red Deer County

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Lacombe's Hodgson Ready To Rock At Home

Final preparations at the Lacombe Arena
(photo from twitter @C_hodgy)
The Lacombe Arena will be rocking this week. (Sorry, I just had to haha)

A field of twelve teams, highlighted by two former world champions, hits the ice for the 2014 Albert a Boston Pizza Cup men’s provincial curling championship starting Wednesday.

And while the Kevin Martin and Kevin Koe rinks are the overwhelming favorites heading in, there is another team that will have the support of plenty of hometown Lacombe fans behind it.