This Week in RDC Athletics is sponsored by Parkland Fuel
Hockey has been part of many people's lives across Canada and unfortunately so has cancer. As part of a Hockey Fights Cancer weekend at RDC, proceeds from the 50/50 draws at both the Kings and Queens' home games will go to the Canadian Cancer Foundation. Hockey Fights Cancer was founded in 1998 by the National Hockey League (NHL) and National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) to rally support for people with cancer, and their families.
This week the Hockey Queens and MacEwan University Griffins will play a home-and-home series. The RDC Kings Hockey team will challenge the Concordia University Thunder in a pair of games. Both basketball teams will travel to Calgary and face the St. Mary's University Lightning.
Here is a summary of what is happening this week in RDC Athletics:
Queens Hockey | Friday, Nov. 1 | 7:00 p.m. | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre
The Queens (4-0) will host the first place MacEwan University Griffins (6-0) as part of a Hockey Fights Cancer weekend at RDC. It's a great opportunity to watch the only two undefeated teams in ACAC Women's Hockey, while supporting a great cause through the 50/50 draw.
The RDC Queens have the top penalty kill (100 per cent) and third best power play (21.1 per cent) in the league.
Brooklyn Rowley (93)
Queens Hockey | Saturday, Nov. 2 | 6:00 p.m. | MacEwan University
The Red Deer College Queens will face-off against the Griffins in Edmonton.
Kings Hockey | Friday, Nov. 1 | 7:00 p.m. | Concordia University
The second place RDC Kings (4-1-1-0) will play the Concordia University Thunder (2-2-1-1) on the road. Over six games, defenceman Tyler Podgorenko and all-star forward Chase Thudium have seven points each.
The Kings' penalty killing has been outstanding and leads ACAC Men's Hockey with a 100 per cent success rate.
Tyler Podgorenko (3)
Kings Hockey | Saturday, Nov. 2 | 7:00 p.m. | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre
In a rematch, the Kings will host the Thunder in the second game of Hockey Fights Cancer at RDC.
Queens Basketball | Friday, Nov. 1 | 6:00 p.m. | St. Mary's University
In their first regular season road game, the RDC Queens (1-1) will challenge the St. Mary's University Lighting (3-1) in Calgary. Sandra Garcia-Bernal, a Kinesiology student, ranks fifth in the league with an average of 9.5 rebounds per game.
Celine Quigley (4)
Kings Basketball | Friday, Nov. 1 | 8:00 p.m. | St. Mary's University
The Red Deer College Kings (1-1) will compete against the St. Mary's University Lightning (1-3).
Red Deer's Spencer Klassen leads the league with 28 points per game. Tyronn King ranks fifth (23).
Tyronn King (13)
A look ahead at two Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) National Championships:
The RDC Kings will compete at the CCAA Men's Soccer National Championships in Oshawa, Ontario from November 6 to 9. Information about the participating teams, schedule and webcast can be found online.
The Red Deer College Kings & Queens Cross Country runners will race at the CCAA Cross Country Running National Championships in Grande Prairie on November 9. The teams, results and awards will be available online.
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