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Basketball games

Metro Edmonton high school basketball resumes league play next week after the Christmas break.

Tuesday in division one varsity women at 6:30 p.m. the St. Albert Skyhawks (1-1) visit the Edmonton Christian Lions (0-3) and the Paul Kane Blues (2-0) host the Archbishop Jordan Scots (0-3).

Wednesday at 5 p.m. the Skyhawks entertain the Bev Facey Falcons (4-0) and the Blues travel to play the Harry Ainlay Titans (3-0).

In the 4A rankings the Skyhawks Ė winners of the last four 3A provincials and two-time defending metro premier (division one) champions are 7-1 overall as the Mike Dea Classic and REB tournament champs Ė are No. 2 behind the Chinook Coyotes of Lethbridge.

The Blues are one of five 4A honourable mentions.

In division two varsity womenís pool B action Tuesday the Sturgeon Spirits (0-1) welcome the St. Joseph Saints (1-0) at 5 p.m. and Bellerose Bulldogs (1-0) play the host M.E. Lazerte Voyageurs (0-0) at 6:30 p.m.

In division one varsity men, Sturgeon visits the Jasper Place Rebels (2-1) Monday at 5 p.m. and the St. Francis Xavier Rams (1-2) Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday the Blues (1-1) hook up with the Rebels at 5 p.m. at Paul Kane, followed by the Titans (4-0) at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Harry Ainlay.

Sturgeon is ranked No. 2 in 3A and the Blues are unranked in 4A.

The division two varsity menís pool B schedule Tuesday at 5 p.m. features Bellerose (0-1) at the Spruce Grove Panthers (0-1) and the Skyhawks (1-0) at St. Joseph (1-0).

The Skyhawks are ranked No. 6 in 3A.

Meanwhile, Paul Kane is hosting a menís and womenís tournament starting Thursday.

The St. Albert Flyers are back on the ice Monday in the Alberta Minor Midget AAA Hockey League.

Puck drop is 8:15 p.m. against CAC United Cycle at Millwoods Arena.

At the Christmas break the Flyers (11-4-5) were second and CAC (9-8-2) was eighth in the north standings.

Midget Raiders

The St. Albert Raiders play their first game of the new year on Wednesday in the Alberta Midget AAA Hockey League.

Faceoff is 7:45 p.m. against the Southside Athletic Club at Akinsdale Arena.

The Raiders (12-8-3) and Southside (12-9-3) are tied for fifth in the north.

The Raiders entered the Christmas break as the No. 1 defensive team in the north and second overall in the AMHL with 52 goals against.


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