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Teddy Bear Toss

The midget 15 St. Albert Royals host a Teddy Bear Toss today in the first period against the MLAC Alumni Leafs in the Rural & Edmonton Midget AA Hockey League.

Game time is 2:15 p.m. at Northstar Hyundai Arena.

The bears will be donated to the Stollery Children’s Hospital.

The Royals (13-2-2) had won six straight going into Thursday’s home game against the Spruce Grove Saints. The score was unavailable at press time.

Sabres at home

The St. Albert Sabres play at home twice in three days in the Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League, starting this afternoon against the Canadian Athletic Club (14-6-1).

Game time is 3:45 p.m. at Akinsdale Arena.

Monday the Sabres host the Sherwood Park Flyers (12-7-2) at 6:45 p.m.

The Sabres (9-8-3), ranked fourth in the nitro north division, are 2-1-2 in their last five games.

Aidan Steinke is the top scorer with 18 points and shares the goal-scoring lead with Ryan Cooper at eight apiece.

Raiders vs. Kings

The last game for the St. Albert Raiders before the Christmas break is tonight against the Sherwood Park Kings in the Alberta Midget AAA Hockey League.

Faceoff is 6:30 p.m. at Sherwood Park.

In the north standings the Raiders (11-8-3) are tied for fifth and the Kings (15-2-6) are first overall.

The Raiders are 3-1-1 in their last five games after losing 4-3 to the Grande Prairie Storm (8-9-4) on the road last weekend.

The Storm tallied twice in the third after trailing 1-0 in the first and 3-2 in the second.

Conner Lukan, Taylor Lotoski and Thomas Friesen scored for the Raiders, who were outshot 49-15. In net was Pat Gora (4-5-1, 2.43 GAA).

Ethan Lazaro is the team leader offensively with nine goals and 21 points in 22 games.

Pat Dea (7-3-2) is the AMHL’s top goalie in save percentage at .947 and his 1.88 GAA is fourth overall.

The Raiders are first in the north and second overall in goals-against at 48.

Winter Classic

The puck drops Friday at 8:15 a.m. at the fifth annual St. Albert Winter Classic Tournament at Servus Credit Union Place.

The 49-game draw consists of six novice 1 teams, six novice 2 teams and eight atom teams.

The finals are Dec. 29 at 2:30 p.m. for novice 1, 4 p.m. for novice 2 and 5:30 p.m. for the atoms at Northstar Hyundai Arena.


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