RDC hosting ACAC Men's Volleyball Championship

Date posted: 
Fri, 02/17/2017
2016-17 ACAC Men's Volleyball Championship

Tournament takes place February 23 to 25

The top eight men’s volleyball teams in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) will soon arrive at RDC to determine this year’s conference champion. The 2016-2017 ACAC Men’s Volleyball Championship will take place from February 23 to 25 in the Main Gym at Red Deer College.

“This is a great opportunity for people from across central Alberta to see some of the best men’s volleyball competition in the nation,” says Diane St-Denis, RDC Athletic Director. “When we have the opportunity to showcase this type of high-level sport in Red Deer, it’s exciting for fans and it also helps to ignite a passion for volleyball in young players, as well as coaches and officials from across the community.”

St-Denis notes that RDC has an extensive history of hosting ACAC Championships. “This allows us to showcase our teams, but it’s also part of our mandate as a member of the ACAC. Hosting the Men’s Volleyball Championship gives RDC the opportunity to highlight top athletes from across the conference,” she says.

Many of these top athletes will be recognized at the ACAC 2016-17 Men’s Volleyball Award Presentations, which take place on February 22. The awards will be presented to student-athletes from across the conference, based on their performances in the regular season.

And with the tournament set to begin next week, the championship is sure to feature exciting and highly competitive matches as teams look to advance to the National Championship, scheduled for March 8 to 11 at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. “The ACAC consistently produces elite teams that are competitive at the national level,” says St-Denis. “This championship at RDC promises to showcase incredible volleyball, right here in central Alberta.”

2016-17 ACAC Men’s Volleyball Championship schedule:
Award Presentations

Wednesday, February 22
Doors open at 9:45 am
Award Presentations begin at 10 am
Mainstage, Red Deer College Arts Centre (see map)

Tournament Schedule (all games take place in RDC Main Gym):
Thursday, February 23:  1 pm, 3 pm, 6 pm (RDC Kings), 8 pm
Friday, February 24:  12 pm, 2 pm, 5 pm, 7 pm
Saturday, February 25:  11 am, 1 pm (bronze medal game), 3:30 pm (gold medal game)

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Shelley Newman
Communications Consultant – Corporate