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U16 provincials

The Ringette Alberta junior A championship is the main event this weekend at Servus Credit Union Place.

The eight–team U16 competition features the host St. Albert Synergy, Strathmore Electric Ice (Zone 2), Calgary Bowview Cito (Zone 3), Calgary North Prime (Zone 3 wild card), Red Deer Intensity (Zone 4), Beaumont Bam (Zone 5), Edmonton Fury (Zone 6) and the defending champion Medicine Hat Insidious (Zone 1).

Friday in pool action the Synergy played Red Deer but the score was unavailable at press time.

Today at Mark Messier Arena the Synergy skate against Medicine Hat at 8:30 a.m. and Bowview Cito at 12 p.m.

Sunday’s semifinals are 7 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. at Troy Murray Arena, followed by the 12:15 p.m. bronze final and the 2:15 p.m. gold-medal game at Northstar Hyundai Arena.

Flyers at home

The regular season for the St. Albert Flyers in the Alberta Minor Midget AAA Hockey League ends today at Akinsdale Arena.

Game time against the Maple Leafs (8-18-4) is 1:30 p.m.

The north division first-place Flyers (20-6-5) are 13-1-1 in their last 15 games.

The Red Deer Northstar Chiefs (22-5-4) are No. 1 in the 26-team circuit.

The Flyers are led offensively by Curtis Peck and Ethan Lazaro with 43 points apiece in 31 games. Peck is the team leader in goals with 19 and Lazaro is the top playmaker with 26 assists.

Pat Dea (12-5-2) leads all netminders with a 1.75 GAA, .945 save percentage and five shutouts.

SAPEC playoffs

The SAPEC junior high basketball playoffs are in full swing for berths in the Tier I and Tier 2 city finals.

The Tier 2 finals are Thursday at 4 p.m. for the girls and 5:30 p.m. for the boys at a location to be announced.

The Tier 1 city finals go Friday at the SkyDome at 6 p.m. for the girls and 8 p.m. for the boys.

The top teams in league play at 7-0 were the Lorne Akins Gators for the boys and Sir George Simpson Voyageurs for the girls.

League play wrapped up Tuesday, and with first place on the line in the girls’ division, Simpson knocked off the defending SAPEC champion Vincent J. Maloney Marauders 47-31.


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