On Tap are Mission ringette games at Wood Tournament and Heroes Hockey Challenge

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Mission ringette

The 32nd annual Wood Tournament starts Friday for the St. Albert Mission.

The Edmonton Ringette Club is hosting 28 AA teams in the tween, junior and belle divisions and the majority of the games are scheduled for the Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre.

The 10-team U14AA tween draw is divided into two pools and the Mission plays Friday against Calgary White at 7:30 a.m. at Callingwood Recreation Centre and 4 p.m. against the Wild at Terwillegar and Saturday’s games are 10 a.m. against the Central Alberta Sting and 6:45 p.m. against Calgary Red at Terwillegar.

The Mission, winner of the recent Bernadette Price Memorial Tournament in Saskatoon, are 12-3-1 after Saturday’s 5-3 victory over the Edmonton Elite in St. Albert.

The U16AA draw consists of 10 teams and the pool games for the Mission are Friday at 9 a.m. against Calgary Surge at Callingwood and 5:15 p.m. against the Angels at Terwillegar and Saturday’s start times are 8:30 a.m. against the Sting and 5:15 p.m. against Zone 2 at Terwillegar.

The Mission juniors skate into their fourth tournament of the season with a record of 5-12-1. The team’s last tournament was the 1-3 showing at the Bernadette Price.

The pool games for the U19AA Mission belles in the eight-team draw are Friday at 10:15 a.m. against the Regina Bandits and 8 p.m. against the Sting and Saturday at 12:15 p.m. against the Strive at Terwillegar.

The Mission’s record is 4-7-1 overall after Sunday’s 14-4 win over the host Riviere Qui Barre open A team.

The belles also finished 2-2 at the Bernadette Price.

The tween, junior and belle playoff rounds are slated for Sunday.

Visit www.edmontonringetteclub.com for schedules and results.

Heroes Hockey

St. Albert is the next stop for the Heroes Hockey Challenge.

The charity game between the Edmonton Oilers Alumni and the Warriors, members of the Canadian Armed Forces, is Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. at Go Auto Arena.

Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and tickets are $10.

The Hart, Conn Smythe, Art Ross and Canada Cup trophies will also be on display.

The Heroes Hockey Challenge is a series of charitable hockey fundraising events held annually in communities across Canada with various NHL alumni teams and celebrities participating.

All funds raised from the St. Albert game will be shared between the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Foundation and the Edmonton Garrison Military Family Resource Centre in support of programs for Canada’s serving military, veterans and their families.

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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.