This past weekend saw the Red Deer Polytechnic Kings and Queens go 10-2. The Volleyball teams just dropped a combined total of two sets on their way to two victories each over the Northwestern Polytechnic Wolves and the NAIT Ooks.
Both the Kings and Queens Basketball teams brought home victories over the Wolves and Ooks as well. In hockey, the Queens defeated the NAIT Ooks twice and now sit atop the conference. But it was not the Kings weekend as they got shutout on Friday evening and would follow this up with a shootout loss in Red Deer on Saturday.
Lastly, no results have been posted about the Royals team participating in the Canadian Collegiate Rodeo Association (CCRA) showcase at the Canadian Finals Rodeo that was held in Red Deer on November 3.
The Queens saw the Northwestern Polytechnic Wolves on Friday (November 3) and the NAIT Ooks on Saturday (November 4).
The Queens kept their undefeated season alive with two commanding victories over the Northwestern Polytechnic Wolves on Friday night and the NAIT Ooks on Saturday evening. In their 91-32 win over the Wolves, the Queens were led by forward Jayden Demchuk (Practical Nursing Diploma) who finished her evening with a double-double with 12 rebounds and 21 points. She was later named the player of the game.
On Saturday night, the Queens were in for a test against the NAIT Ooks but came out with a 72-43 victory that saw forward Janai Hubert (Bachelor of Kinesiology) be awarded the player of the game honours with her impressive 13-point and 11-rebound performance. For the second consecutive night, Demchuk led her team in the points category with 16.
The Kings also saw the Northwestern Polytechnic Wolves on Friday (November 3) and the NAIT Ooks on Saturday (November 4).
This past weekend saw the Kings explode on offence with multiple 30-plus point quarters. On Friday night, they defeated the Northwestern Polytechnic 84-62. It was a very close second half but the Kings used a 38- point third quarter to walk away with the victory. Guard Eduardo Crespo (Business Diploma) finished with 17 points and was named the player of the game for his efforts.
Crespo would follow this up with another player of the game performance in the Kings victory 98-71 victory over the NAIT Ooks on Saturday. The Kings started and ended the game with 30-plus points to finish their weekend with back-to-back victories. In the win, Crespo had a double-double with 24 points and 12 rebounds. But a difference maker in the game was guard Tyrique Walters (Open Studies) who just played 22 minutes and scored 18 points off the bench.
This Friday and Saturday (November 3 & 4) the Queens saw the NAIT Ooks.
It was an impressive weekend for the Queens Hockey team. In their first meeting since defeating the NAIT Ooks in the Championship Final, the Queens came out with a 2-1 victory that included first-year student- athlete Chloe Belter scoring her first ACAC goal which ended up being the game-winner. She was later named the player of the game as she sprung the Queens to a huge victory over the Ooks.
The Polytechnic’s offence exploded for five goals on Saturday evening in Edmonton to come home with a 5- 2 victory and finish the weekend atop of the conference standings. Forward Camryn Ward had three points in the victory, one goal and two assists. She finished her weekend with four points and was named the player of the game in Saturday nights win over the Ooks.
This Friday and Saturday (November 3 & 4) the Kings saw the NAIT Ooks.
It was a tough weekend for the Kings. They would start their home-and-home series against the NAIT Ooks with a 7-0 loss on Friday night in Edmonton. Defenceman Layne Toder (Management Skywing Certificate was named the player of the game in the loss.
On Saturday night, the Kings had a much better start as they would open the game with two goals in the first period. Forward Jacob Wozney (Bachelor of Education) fired a shot at the top of the faceoff to beat the Ooks goaltender. On the second goal, forward Dawson Leroux (Bachelor of Business Administration) would shoot from the top of the faceoff circle that made its way through traffic and found the back of the net.
But the Polytechnic’s scoring ended here with the Ooks scoring two including one in the final seconds of the third period to force overtime. The extra time solved nothing which meant a shootout. They only needed one round as NAIT found the back of the net while the Kings could not solve the Ooks goaltender.
Goaltender Evan Fradette (Open Studies) was awarded the player of the game as he stopped 35 of 37.
The Queens volleyball team saw the Northwestern Polytechnic Wolves on Friday (November 3) and then saw the NAIT Ooks on Saturday (November 4).
Following a tough loss to the Ambrose University Lions last week Saturday, the Queens bounced back with two victories with the first coming on Friday night against the Northwestern Polytechnic Wolves. The Queens dropped one set in Grande Prairie on their way to defeating the Wolves in four sets.
Outside-hitter Emma Holmes (Bachelor of Biological Sciences) led her team in kills with 12 but it was right- side Rachel Perry (Business Diploma) who was awarded the player of the match with eight kills and an outstanding eight service aces with most of those coming in the first set to help the Queens dig themselves out of a late hole.
On Saturday evening in Edmonton, the Queens made quick work of the NAIT Ooks and swept them in three straight sets with the final set ending in a score of 25-15. Outside-hitter Lauren Junck finished with 10 kills and an incredible .467 kill-efficiency which made her a great candidate for the player of the match.
The Kings volleyball team saw the Northwestern Polytechnic Wolves on Friday (November 3) and then saw the NAIT Ooks on Saturday (November 4).
It was not the greatest of starts to the Kings weekend as they dropped the first set against the Northwestern Polytechnic Wolves. But bounced back to win the following three sets which includes a 25-16 victory in the second. Outside-hitter Noah Carlson (Open Studies) had yet another outstanding match with 17 kills. But middle-blocker Owen Langberg was awarded the player of the match as he had nine kills and four solo blocks.
On Saturday evening, in the last match of their long road trip, the Kings would win three straight sets to defeat the NAIT Ooks. But in the third set, the Ooks put up a fight but RDP managed to end it there with a 27-25 victory. Middle-blocker Dillon Gauci led the Kings in kills with five and was named the player of the match. He also assisted on three blocks.
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