SAPEC junior high volleyball city finals and hockey games for bantam elite Raiders and midget AA Blues and Crusaders

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SAPEC volleyball

The St. Albert Physical Education Council hosts its Tier I junior high volleyball finals Thursday at Bellerose Composite High School.

Start times are 6 p.m. between the Sir George Simpson Voyageurs (9-1, 29 GW/6 GL) and Lorne Akins Gators (8-2, 25 GW/13 GL) for the girls and 7:45 p.m. between the William D. Cuts Crusaders (10-0, 30 GW/4 GL) and Lorne Akins (9-1, 28 GW/7 GL) for the boys.

In the regular season, Simpson swept the lady Gators 25-21, 25-20, 25-15 and the Crusaders beat Lorne Akins 25-23, 24-26, 25-23, 26-24.

In last year’s city finals, Simpson won the 13th SAPEC girls’ banner in school history and the fourth in seven years by sweeping the Richard S. Fowler Falcons and Lorne Akins needed four sets to defeat the Falcons for its SAPEC leading 16th boys’ banner.

The last SAPEC banners for the Crusaders and lady Gators were 2011.

Lady Raiders

The bantam elite St. Albert Raiders skate at home tonight In the Alberta Female Hockey League.

Puck drop is 7 p.m. against the North Central Impact at Go Auto Arena.

The Raiders (4-4-1) and Impact (4-4) are ranked at the bottom of the north standings.

The Raiders also play the Red Deer Chiefs (3-5-2) at 8 p.m. Friday and Sherwood Park Royals (4-2-1) at 8:15 p.m. Sunday at Go Auto Arena.

The Raiders are 2-3 in November after Sunday’s 2-0 road win against the Lethbridge Hurricanes (0-7-2).

Kate-Lyn Charko is the team’s top scorer with seven points and is tied for the lead in goals with Bronwyn Boucher at four apiece.

Midget AA

The Fort McMurray Barons visit St. Albert this weekend to play the Blues and Source for Sports Crusaders in the Northern Alberta Midget AA Hockey League.

The Barons (5-5-1) face-off against the Blues (5-1-1) at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Mark Messier Arena and the Crusaders (6-3-2) at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at Akinsdale Arena.

The Blues are winners of three in a row after Sunday’s 4-1 decision against the Fort Saskatchewan Rangers (1-9-1) in St. Albert.

The last game for the Crusaders, the 2017 league finalists, was Saturday’s 5-3 loss to the PAC Saints (7-0-3) in Spruce Grove.

Keigan Miller leads the Blues in scoring with seven goals and nine points in seven games and Ryan Deets of the Crusaders ranks among the league’s top scorers with 10 goals and 17 points in 11 games.

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Jeff Hansen

Jeff Hansen joined the St. Albert Gazette in 1991. He writes about sports, athletes and teams from St. Albert and area.