For immediate release
Sunday August 19, 2018
Keyano Huskies Athletics
Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference
Keyano College Huskies men’s and women’s soccer, kickoff the 2018-2019 Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) preseason with a special exhibition game against the Red Deer Kings/Queens, Saturday August 25, 2018 at Rocky Mountain House’s Curtis Field with the women at 5 p.m. and the men 7 p.m.
The match is the inaugural Chambers Memorial College Game.
Rocky Knights Soccer in partnership with Alberta Soccer, Keyano College Athletics and Red Deer College Athletics, are hosting this annual event to honour the memories of former Keyano Huskies women’s futsal/soccer players Zara and Bridget Chambers. (more below about the Chambers)
“It is a huge thing,” said Jonathan Lambert, Director of Keyano College Huskies Athletics and Sport and Student Wellness. “The main thing for the girls returning to the (Keyano Huskies) soccer team along with the new players, is that they get to celebrate the lives of Zara and Bridget as not only student/athletes but friends. It is a form of closure, to move on with studies and life, along with their memory and legacy of Zara and Bridget.”
Huskies’ new head coach Macky Singh, who takes over coaching duties for both the men’s and women’s futsal/soccer programs after guiding the Olds College Broncos men’s and women’s futsal and soccer squads in ACAC action the last four years, added that the Chambers Memorial College Game is just one of four matches that the Huskies will be playing this weekend as Red Deer College is hosting a pre-season tournament at Edgar Athletic Park.
“We (men’s and women’s) play Lethbridge (College Kodiaks) on Friday and then Olds Saturday morning before heading to Rocky Mountain House for the (Chambers Memorial College Game). Then on Sunday morning the women with play SAIT (Trojans) and the men Ambrose (University Lions).
“For us to go down and play four exhibition games, gives is an opportunity for our teams to bond and a chance to see where we are at in terms of training camp and preseason. It will be a good test.”
Of the Chambers Memorial College Game, Singh said: “They are honouring Zara and Bridget and creating a legacy as well. Both girls had a love for the sport and were committed to the sport. They put a lot of effort and energy into t