Wednesday, Feb 05, 2014 06:00 am
Junior hoops tilt
A preview of the metro Edmonton division one junior women’s basketball final tips off tonight at 6:30 p.m. between the St. Albert Skyhawks and the host Harry Ainlay Titans.
The Skyhawks, winners of the last two metro premier (now division one) junior championships, Harry Ainlay and Strathcona Lords shared first place at 4-0 going into Tuesday’s league games.
In tournament play the Skyhawks defeated Harry Ainlay in the final at the St. Albert Catholic High School tournament and in the semifinals at the 32nd REB Invitational at Jasper Place High School.
The Skyhawks have won all three tournaments entered this season and will compete at the Harry Ainlay Tri-Prov next week.
Four Skyhawks are back from the 2013 metro junior championship team.
The third annual Stadnyk Frozen Ring heats up the ice Thursday night with 12 St. Albert teams in action.
The only outdoor ringette tournament in Alberta consists of 26 teams, including 14 from the host St. Albert Ringette Association. There are six U9 teams, eight U10 teams and four teams in each of the U12 A, B and C divisions.
The 49-game schedule features 36 outdoor games at the Alpine and Willoughby rinks and every team will play one game indoors at Servus Credit Union Place or the Akinsdale, Kinex, and Canadian Athletic Club arenas.
Sunday’s semifinals and finals will be staged outdoors. There are no U9 playoffs.
Visit www.stalbertringette.com for the Frozen Ring schedule.
The Frozen Ring has grown from six teams in 2012 to 24 last year. The U9 age group was added this year and the tournament will expand into the U14 ranks next year.
The Frozen Ring honours the legacy of Glenn Stadnyk, the former longtime St. Albert ringette president.
Stadnyk will perform the ceremonial ring drop at Friday’s exhibition between St. Albert U19 AA Mission and the University of Alberta ringette team at 8 p.m. at Willoughby.
Online registrations are underway for the 29th annual St. Albert 10-Mile Road Race and third annual six-kilometre fun run on April 13.
Visit www.zone4.ca for details.
Last year 385 runners finished the 10-miler and 23 completed the fun run.
The 10-miler, hosted by the St. Albert Road Runners and Triathlon Club, is part of the Timex Alberta Road Race Series and was a top-10 finalist for Alberta’s best road race in 2013.
STARRT is also celebrating its 30th anniversary. For more information, visit www.starrt.com.