The Presidents’ Cup senior B lacrosse nationals, hosted by the St. Albert Miners, starts Sunday night at Leduc Recreation Centre.

In pool play the Alberta champion Miners (20-0-1), winners of 20 games in a row, are grouped with the Calgary Mountaineers (11-9-2 as provincial finalists), Saskatoon Brewers and Brooklin (Ont.) Merchants.

The Native Suns (Can/Am Lacrosse League), Kahnawake (Que.) Mohawks, Tyendinaga Thunderbirds (Three Nations Senior Lacrosse League) and Langley Warriors form the other pool.

The schedule is as follows.


Miners vs. Calgary, 7:30 p.m.


Native Suns vs. Tyendinaga, 10:30 a.m.

Mohawks vs. Warriors, 1:30 p.m.

Merchants vs. Calgary, 4:30 p.m.

Miners vs. Brewers, 7:30 p.m.


Merchants vs. Brewers, 1:30 p.m.

Mohawks vs. Tyendinaga, 4:30 p.m.

Native Sons vs. Warriors, 7:30 p.m.


Mohawks vs. Native Suns, 10:30 a.m.

Warriors vs. Tyendinaga, 1:30 p.m.

Brewers vs. Calgary, 4:30 p.m.

Miners vs. Merchants, 7:30 p.m.


2nd vs. 3rd, 4:30 p.m.

2nd vs. 3rd, 7:30 p.m.


7th vs. 8th, 1:30 p.m.

1st vs. Thursday winner, 4:30 p.m.

1st vs. Thursday winner, 7:30 p.m.


3rd vs. 4th, 1:30 p.m.

1st vs. 2nd, 4:30 p.m.

Visit for results.

The online registration deadline for the 14th annual St. Albert Fall Challenge is Sept. 9 at

As of Wednesday, 68 runners and walkers had registered for the 21.1-kilometre half-marathon and the 10 km and five km races on the Red Willow trails Sept. 11.

Kingswood Park is the event venue and the start times are 8 a.m. for the half-marathon walk and 9 a.m. for the half-marathon run, 10-km run/walk and five-km run/walk.

Pre-registration is not required for the .5-km kids’ loop at 11:30 a.m.

Last year 66 runners completed the half-marathon. The winner was Paul Mason of Red Deer in one hour, 25 minutes and 21 second and the fastest female for the second year in a row was Reina Ainsworth of Edmonton at 1:27:56 for third place overall.

There were also 50 finishers in the 10-km run/walk and 49 in the five-km run/walk.

Sean Seville of St. Albert was the 10-km winner at 36:08 and Mary Stewart of Winnipeg was the top five-km runner at 24:09.

The Fall Challenge is hosted by the Sturgeon Valley Athletic Club.

Visit for more information or to volunteer.


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