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On Tap: Second annual Raiders Day

Raiders Day: The second annual Raiders Day in St. Albert on Saturday will showcase eight of the 12 St. Albert Raiders Hockey Club teams in seven games at Servus Credit Union Place.
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CLOSE ENCOUNTER – Jack Ketsa of the St. Albert Gregg Distributors Sabres is met in the neutral zone by Brady Ness, left, and Ethan Short of the Canadian Athletic Club in Sunday's game at Jarome Iginla Arena. The Sabres (16-3-1), the top team in the Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League, won 4-1. The next contest for the Sabres is on Raiders Day and Saturday's faceoff time is 5:15 p.m. against the Lloydminster Bobcats at Go Auto Arena. DAN RIEDLHUBER/St. Albert Gazette

Raiders Day

The second annual Raiders Day in St. Albert on Saturday will showcase eight of the 12 St. Albert Raiders Hockey Club teams in seven games at Servus Credit Union Place.

The goal of Raiders Day is to celebrate hockey in the community along with the history of the Raiders Club in developing not only good hockey players, but good people.

Food bank and toy collection bins will be located outside the seating entrances of all three rinks.

A progressive 50/50 will run throughout the day at every game and the Raiders’ portion will be donated to Special Olympics St. Albert.

The winning number will be announced through raidershockey.ca and social media feeds.

Special Olympics St. Albert athletes will perform the puck drop at one of the AAA games.

Situated on the upper floor is an information booth with a Raiders Club board member available to answer questions, plus a silent auction sports memorabilia table featuring items from past Raiders who have gone onto the National Hockey League.

Fans are also encouraged to dress creatively while rocking their Raiders Pride at the following games:

Go Auto Arena

2:15 p.m. midget AAA St. Albert Slash (14-0-1) vs. Calgary Fire (7-7) in Alberta Female Hockey League.

5:15 p.m. St. Albert Gregg Distributors Sabres (16-3-1) vs. Lloydminster Bobcats (9-3-5) in Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League.

7:45 p.m. St. Albert Nektar Raiders (16-1-2) vs. KC Pats (5-10-3) in Alberta Midget AAA Hockey League.

Troy Murray Arena

5 p.m. bantam elite St. Albert Chargers (1-7-2) vs. North Central Impact (6-3-1) of Leduc in Alberta Female Hockey League.

Mark Messier Arena

3:30 p.m. St. Albert Flyers (7-8-6) vs. Grande Peace Storm (3-13-5) in Alberta Minor Midget AAA Hockey League.

6 p.m. St. Albert Royals (6-6-1) vs. PAC Saints (0-13-2) in Rural & Edmonton Midget 15AA Hockey League.

8:30 p.m. St. Albert Steel (10-3-1) vs. St. Albert Source for Sports Crusaders (14-0-1) in Northern Alberta Midget AA Hockey League.

Stick bonspiel

The Select Rentals Stick Stakes Spiel starts Thursday morning at St. Albert Curling Club.

Hosted by the St. Albert 50-plus Mixed Leagues, the two-day event features 24 two-person men’s, women’s and mixed rinks playing six-end games with six rocks per team per end.

Draw times are 9, 10 and 11 a.m. and 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. both days.

The St. Albert Curling Club is also hosting the 24-team open stick provincials Feb. 14 to 16.


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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