Tanner Doll of St. Albert is one of five Calgary Dinos and 23 Canadians on the World Team that will huddle up Tuesday against Team USA in the fourth edition of the International Federation of American Football International Bowl in Austin, Texas.
Last February the Word Team defeated Team USA 35-29 in the IFAF U20 final with Doll in the lineup. It was the first loss for Team USA in international competition.
Doll was also among 14 Canadian players who represented Canada at the IFAF U19 worlds in July. In the final, Canada beat Team USA 23-17.
Teams play four-down, 11-man football in IFAF games.
Doll was a linebacker and long snapper for Canada on the international stage.
The high school product of the St. Albert High Skyhawks is coming off his second season with the Dinos. The six-foot, 221-pound linebacker was credited with 1.5 tackles in six games (three in regular season and two conference playoffs) for the 2012 Canada West champions. In 2011 he appeared in four games for the Dinos and registered one tackle.
The Sir George Simpson Voyageurs needed overtime to win the girls’ final at the Spruce Grove Power of 3 Basketball Tournament last weekend.
The Voyageurs trailed Riverbend of Edmonton by around 12 points for most of the match until they closed to within one in the last 30 seconds of the fourth quarter.
Jamie Bain, the tournament MVP, sent the game into an extra period with the game-tying free throw to knot it at 50 after missing her first attempt.
The Voyageurs went on to win 57-51 to finish 4-0 in Spruce Grove. Their tournament record is now 7-1.
In the semifinals the Voyageurs knocked off the 2012 SAPEC city champion Vincent J. Maloney Marauders 62-39. Last month the Marauders beat the Voyageurs 35-15 in the final of the 10th annual Boston Pizza SAPEC Invitational Tournament.
In league play the Voyageurs improved to 3-0 in Wednesday’s 71-56 road win against the Morinville Wolves. Bain was the top scorer with 22 points and Ashley Thomas added 18.
The next game is Wednesday at the ESSMY Leopards at 4 p.m.
For the second time this season the St. Albert Blitz defeated the St. Albert Hurricane in a tournament final in U10 ringette.
Sunday the Blitz won the Lacombe Ice Breaker with a 7-3 decision against the Hurricane. It was the Blitz’s third game of the day.
The last time the teams met in a tournament final was the St. Albert Turkey Ring in October, with the Blitz prevailing 6-5.
The Blitz advanced to the Lacombe final with victories of 10-6 against the host Dragons, 7-2 against the Drayton Valley Dynamites, 6-1 against the Lethbridge Tornadoes and 4-3 against the Spruce Grove Sharks in the semifinals.
The Blitz’s league record is 8-3.
Tickets are on sale for Fire on Ice, the Feb. 16 hockey game between the Edmonton Oilers Alumni and Edmonton firefighters at 7 p.m. at Northstar Hyundai Arena.
Tickets are $20 and are available at www.ticketweb.ca.
All proceeds go to Muscular Dystrophy Canada.
Fun games and raffles begin at 4 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m., followed by a skate with the pros for the kids.
The Oilers alumni team includes Brian Benning, Rob Brown, Chris Joseph, Dave Lumley and Jason Strudwick.
Al Hamilton and Ron Low are the special guest coaches.