The Paul Kane Invitational women’s basketball tournament will bring together eight teams for 12 games this weekend.
Draw times are as follows:
11 a.m. Paul Kane Blues vs. O’Leary Spartans.
1 p.m. Ross Sheppard Thunderbirds vs. Bowness Trojans of Calgary.
3 p.m. Foothills Falcons of Okotoks vs. Medicine Hat Kwahommies.
5 p.m. Catholic Central Cougars of Lethbridge vs. St. Mary’s Saints of Calgary.
7 p.m. championship semifinal.
8:45 p.m. consolation semifinal.
9 a.m. consolation semifinal.
11 a.m. championship semifinal.
1 p.m. seventh/eighth place game.
3 p.m. third place game.
5 p.m. consolation final.
7 p.m. championship final.
Paul Kane (1-1) and O’Leary (2-1) compete in the metro Edmonton division one league and Shep (2-3) is a division two team.
Paul Kane is 5-3 overall as the finalist in two tournaments and the next league game is 6:30 p.m. tonight against the Salisbury Sabres (3-0) in Sherwood Park.
Flyers at home
Thursday the St. Albert Flyers host the KC Centennials in the Alberta Minor Midget AAA Hockey League.
Puck drop is 8:15 p.m. at Go Auto Arena.
It’s the first game in the new year for the midget 15 Flyers after going 1-5 in December.
The Flyers (8-10-6) and KC (8-10-4) are slotted in the middle of the 12-team north division standings.
Liam Cochrane and Liam Fitzgerald lead the Flyers in points with 29 apiece and Cochrane is also the team’s top goal scorer with 17.
The next game for the midget elite St. Albert Sharks is Friday in the Alberta Female Hockey League.
Faceoff is 8 p.m. against the host Sherwood Park Fury (3-11-1).
The Sharks (10-3-1) took over first place in the north division with Saturday’s 1-0 road win against Calgary Fire White (10-3-3).
Layla Hood (6-2, 1.612 GAA) stopped 20 shots for her third shutout this season.
Elle Harapchuk scored in the second period, with Sykora Thornton and Katie Anderson drawing assists, as the Sharks finished with 22 shots.
The Lloydminster Steelers (9-3-1) are second in the north with one less point than the Sharks with a game in hand.