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St. Albert Mission ringette coverage and REM 15AA Royals update
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FAST BREAK – Jazzi Fevin of the U16AA St. Albert Mission skates with the ring as Brielle Lajoie follows her teammate during action at the 34th annual Wood Invitational Tournament last month in Edmonton. Tonight at 6 p.m. the Mission plays the U19A St. Albert Strike in the Black Gold League at Riviere Qui Barre. The Mission's overall record is 24-4-2 after going 4-2 as finalists at the Michelle Vandale Memorial Spirit of the Winter Tournament last weekend in Langley, B.C. The U14AA Mission (4-1) were tournament champions and the U19AA Mission (2-3) placed third. CHRIS COLBOURNE/St. Albert Gazette

Mission ringette

Tonight’s game between the U16AA St. Albert Mission and U19A St. Albert Strike in the Black Gold League starts at 6 p.m. at Riviere Qui Barre.

Sunday the U19AA Mission plays Sherwood Park Power at 9:45 a.m. at Glen Allan Recreation Centre.

The U14AA Mission, winners of the Michelle Vandale Memorial Spirit of the Winter Tournament in Langley, B.C., have no games scheduled this weekend.

Sunday’s U14AA final at the Spirit of the Winter was 5-4 in overtime against Calgary Blue (1-3-1) as Andreina Carrero scored the winner in sudden death after Casey Houde tied it at four with 47 seconds left in regulation time.

The Mission are 17-8-4 overall this season after finishing 4-1 in the four-team draw. The lone loss was 4-3 to the Lower Mainland Ringette League Thunder (2-2-1) and the semifinal score was 2-1 against Calgary White (1-2-2).

The U16AA final was 3-2 for Calgary Peak (5-0) against the Mission (4-2) in the five-team division.

The Mission also lost 5-4 to the Peak in the round robin and the semifinal was 5-3 against Calgary Tenacity (2-3).

The Mission’s overall record after the tournament is 24-4-2.

The U19AA Mission (2-3) placed fourth out of five teams after the 7-5 setback to Calgary Strike (5-1) in the semifinal.

The Strike went on to win the final 5-3 against Calgary Blade (4-1).

In the round robin, the Mission lost 2-1 to Blade and 5-4 to Strike.

Royals play twice

Upcoming for the St. Albert Royals are back-to-back games in the Rural & Edmonton Midget 15AA Hockey League.

Start times are 10 a.m. Sunday against GPAC Storm (0-7-1) at Millwoods Arena and 8:30 p.m. Monday against CAC Volvo (8-5-2) at Go Auto Arena.

The third tie in four games for the Royals (5-6-4) was Sunday’s 5-5 comeback decision against the host Red Deer Chiefs (11-2-3).

The Royals rallied from a 5-1 deficit after 40 minutes as Brett Marlin scored the equalizer on the power play with 61 seconds remaining.

The second of two goals in the third by Aidan Malinowski was potted on the penalty kill with 2:59 to play.

Tyler Fitka also struck on the power play with 7:10 to go.

It was 5-0 when Andrew Despins tallied with 30 seconds left in the middle frame and the Royals on the power play.

Liam Mastervick finished with a pair of assists.

Shots were even at 32 apiece and Josh McCormack (3-2-3, 3.63 GAA) was in net.

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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