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  |  Posted: Saturday, Feb 01, 2014 06:00 am

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AMHL games

The St. Albert Raiders are back on the ice after a break in the schedule with two games this weekend in the Alberta Midget AAA Hockey League.

Today at 2:45 p.m. the Raiders (14-11-3) play the Canadian Athletic Club (18-7-5) at Bill Hunter Arena and Sunday they host the Sherwood Park Kings (16-6-8) at 1:15 p.m. at Akinsdale Arena.

The Raiders lost two of their last three games and are clinging to the sixth and last playoff sport in the north.

Fowler Classic

The annual Fowler Classic junior high basketball tournament wraps up today at Richard S. Fowler and Ecole Secondaire Saint Marguerite d’Youville.

The B finals are 12 noon for the girls at Fowler and the boys at ESSMY.

The A finals at Fowler tip off at 1:30 p.m. for the girls and 3 p.m. for the boys.

The tournament features eight boys’ and eight girls’ teams and includes the Fowler Falcons, ESSMY Leopards, Vincent J. Maloney Marauders, Sturgeon Heights Eagles, Sir George Simpson Voyageurs, Greystone of Spruce Grove and Meridian Heights and Blueberry of Stony Plain.

Basketball at PK

Monday at 5 p.m. the Paul Kane Blues host the Sturgeon Spirits in metro Edmonton division one men’s basketball.

At the exam break in league play Paul Kane was 2-3 and Sturgeon was 1-4.

Paul Kane remains unranked in 4A for the second time and Sturgeon dropped from No. 2 in the first 3A rankings to honourable mention in the second rankings.

In tournament action the teams split two semifinal games. Sturgeon prevailed at Rise Up at Namao in December and Paul Kane was victorious at its invitational tournament in January.

Hoops twin-bill

Tuesday’s metro Edmonton basketball doubleheader at the SkyDome tips off at 5 p.m. between the host St. Albert Skyhawks and Spruce Grove Panthers in division two pool B men.

The Skyhawks, a 3A honourable mention after listed sixth in the first rankings, are 2-1 in league play and 8-3 overall. Spruce Grove is also 2-1.

The main event at 6:30 p.m. features the lady Skyhawks and Paul Kane Blues in a division one confrontation.

The Skyhawks, ranked fourth in their first 4A season after a historic run of four consecutive 3A provincial championships, are 3-1 in metro and 13-2 overall.

Paul Kane is a surprising 5-0 for second place in metro as a 4A honourable mention in both provincial rankings this season.


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