Thursday the Bellerose Bulldogs kick off the metro Edmonton high school football season against the Harry Ainlay Titans.

The Carr division one game starts at 5 p.m. at Riel Recreation Park and gate admission is $5.

The Titans beat the Bulldogs 23-6 in the second-last game before last year’s playoffs and 15-0 in the opening playoff round.

The St. Albert Merchants host the Spruce Grove Regals in Capital Junior B Hockey League exhibition action Friday.

Puck drop is 8 p.m. at Akinsdale Arena.

The team’s Blue/White intersquad game is Sept. 11 at 8 p.m.

League play starts Sept. 18, when the Merchants visit the Fort Saskatchewan Hawks at 8 p.m.

The home opener is Sept. 20 against the Beverly Warriors at 8 p.m.

The bantam AAA St. Albert Sabres hold their annual intersquad game at 8 p.m. Friday at Go Auto Arena.

Sunday’s exhibition against the Canadian Athletic Club starts at noon at Akinsdale Arena. It’s the first of eight preseason games for the Sabres.

The midget AAA St. Albert Raiders have two intersquad games scheduled at Akinsdale Arena Sunday.

Face-off times are 2:30 and 5 p.m.

The first of seven exhibition games is Sept. 14 against the KC Pats at 6:15 p.m. at Bill Hunter Arena.

The deadline to register for the second annual West Country Hearth ATTACK, an obstacle race in the Calahoo Hills Sept. 12 is this Friday.

The minimum age for participants is 14 and runners can sign up as individuals or on a team in one of five heats.

The six-kilometre course consists of varying terrain with man made and natural obstacles. If runners are unable to complete a challenge they must do 20 burpees before continuing. A Hearth By-Pass is available at $5 if runners don’t want to complete their burpees. There is no limit to how many By-Passes can be purchased.

So far 180 runners have registered and the goal is to reach 500.

The course is located on 80 acres about 20 minutes west of St. Albert, near Calahoo.

The event is hosted by the West Sturgeon Aging in Place Foundation, a not-for-profit organization, and is a fundraiser for the West Country Hearth, a seniors’ living complex in Villeneuve.

Visit www.westcountryhearthattack.com for more information, or contact Colleen at 780-459-3233 or 780-722-0004.

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