| Posted: Saturday, Oct 13, 2012 06:00 am
Merchants at home
The St. Albert Merchants host the Leduc Riggers in the Capital Junior B Hockey League on Sunday. Faceoff is 8 p.m. at Akinsdale Arena.
The Merchants played the Strathcona Bruins in St. Albert Friday, but the score was unavailable at press time.
Last weekend the Merchants (1-2-2) suffered 4-3 overtime losses to the Morinville Jets at home and the Wetaskiwin Icemen on the road.
The Merchants are led by Ryan Harrisonís four goals and five points in four games. Matt Bowles and Kurtis Watts have four assists apiece.
The Bellerose Bulldogs and St. Albert Skyhawks have home-court advantage in metro Edmonton premier conference volleyball on Monday.
The Bulldogs (1-2) entertain the Paul Kane Blues (0-2) at 4:45 p.m. in the menís division and the Skyhawks (3-0) host the Blues (1-2) at 6:15 p.m. in the womenís division.
High school football
On Tuesday the Bellerose Bulldogs and St. Albert Hawks huddle up in metro Edmonton high school junior football. Kickoff is 6 p.m. at Riel Recreation Park.
The first-place Bulldogs improved to 4-0 in the 30-1 win against the Bev Facey Falcons (1-3-1).
The Hawks are 0-4 after losing 50-6 loss to the Paul Kane Blues (3-1), the defending premier conference champions. The loss was the 10th in a row for the Hawks, dating back to the 2010 regular season.
The Bulldogs and Blues are guaranteed playoff berths in the premier bracket. The Hawks will compete for city conference honours.
The round robin draw for the 18th annual Lions Western Canadian Challenge high school volleyball tournament swings into action Thursday at 1 p.m. in St. Albert and Morinville.
Twenty-four menís and 24 womenís teams are entered. Local teams include the Bellerose Bulldogs, St. Albert Skyhawks, Sturgeon Spirits and the tournament-host Morinville Wolves.
The out-of-province teams are Ecole Saint Jean Baptiste of Winnipeg and Ecole St. Joachim of La Broquerie, Man. in the womenís pool.
The defending champions are the Peace Wapiti Academy Titans of Grande Prairie in the menís division and the Ardrossan Bisons in the womenís division.
The tournament venues are the Morinville, Bellerose and St. Albert Catholic high schools and the Georges H. Primeau and Notre Dame schools in Morinville.
The top two finishers in the four menís and four womenís pools advance to the round of 16. The winners qualify for the quarter-finals and the losers move into the consolation bracket.
The remaining four teams in all pools will compete for spots in the round of 16 and the consolation side.
Saturdayís finals are at 8 p.m. at Bellerose for the women and Morinville for the men.
The tournament website is www.mchs.gsacrd.ab.ca/wcc/