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Junior AAA baseball, Brick tournament and Crude lacrosse info
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GO FOR GOAL – Keegan Doll and the junior B Tier I St. Albert Crude are shooting to score a victory Tuesday against the Fort Saskatchewan Rebels (11-3-1) in the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League. Ball drop is 7 p.m. at Akinsdale Arena. The Crude (12-3) are undefeated in eight games and winners of 10 of the last 11 games. CHRIS COLBOURNE/St. Albert Gazette

Junior baseball

Sunday the St. Albert Cardinals host the Community Park Reds in the Baseball Alberta Junior AAA League doubleheader at Legion Memorial Park.

Game times are noon and 3 p.m.

The Cardinals (7-4) are ranked first in the five-team standings and the Reds (6-5) are locked in a three-way tie with the Innisfail Merchants (6-6), the defending 21U provincial champions, and Edmonton Padres (6-6) for second place.

The Cardinals and Reds split two games this season by scores of 21-7 for St. Albert on May 12 and 15-5 for the Edmonton team June 16.

Brick tournament

The 30th annual Brick Invitational Hockey Tournament starts Monday for two St. Albert players with Team Brick Alberta.

Ossie McIntyre, a forward, and defenceman Jaxon Pisani of the 2018/19 atom AA Crusaders are competing in the 14-team tournament at West Edmonton Mall Ice Palace.

Tryouts were held in March for more than 240 invited nine- and 10-year-olds across the province to determine the 17-player roster.

The division two games for Team Brick are as follows:

Monday: Team Quebec at 12:30 p.m. and Team Pennsylvania at 7:10 p.m.

Tuesday: Toronto Pro Hockey, 8:50 p.m.

Wednesday: Team Minnesota, 12:30 p.m.

Thursday: Boston Junior Bruins, 7:30 a.m.

Friday: Team Manitoba, 9:10 a.m.

The division one teams are the Connecticut Jr. Rangers, Chicago Jr. Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, BC Junior Canucks, Saskatchewan Jr. Pats, Western Selects and Toronto Bulldogs, winners of three of the last four tournaments.

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Crude lacrosse

The top two junior B Tier I teams in the north division of the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League go toe-to-toe Tuesday at Akinsdale Arena.

Ball drop is 7 p.m. between the St. Albert Crude (12-3) and Fort Saskatchewan Rebels (11-3-1).

The teams close out the regular season July 14 at 2 p.m. at JRC Arena.

Overtime was needed in the 9-8 win for the Rebels against the Crude on May 12 in St. Albert.

The Crude and Rebels are ranked second and third, respectively, in the 15-team RMLL behind the south division Calgary Shamrocks (13-1), last year’s provincial champions and fifth-place finishers at the Founder’s Cup national championship.

The east division Saskatchewan SWAT (11-5) are fourth overall.

The Crude, winners of eight in a row, and 10 of the last 11 games, are on pace to eclipse their franchise-best 14 wins in 2013.

Jeff Hansen

About the Author: Jeff Hansen

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