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Raiders Hockey Club information night, open B ringette provincials and midget AA playoffs

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Raiders info night

The St. Albert Raiders Hockey Club is hosting an open house Sunday at 7 p.m. at the St. Albert Inn’s Grandin Room.

The town hall meeting is an information session about the Raiders Hockey Club elite hockey development program for male and female bantam and midget age category participants for St. Albert and surrounding communities comprising its elite hockey development draw zone.

The Raiders Hockey Club has managed elite hockey in St. Albert for 15 years and follows Hockey Alberta rules, as well as those defined in its own bylaws, policies and procedures while also recognizing those of the St. Albert Minor Hockey Association.

Visit www.raidershockey.ca for more information.

Open B ringette

The Ringette Alberta open B championship is underway at Servus Credit Union Place.

Eight teams are divided into two pools to determine Sunday’s medal finals.

The pool A teams are the St. Albert Stealth, St. Albert Edge, Absolut (South No. 2) and Defiance (South No. 3).

The Riviere Qui Barre Twisters, Medicine Hat, Fulton Fury of Edmonton and Gladiators (South No. 1) are competing in pool B.

The 16-game tournament started Friday night with the Stealth, formerly the 2018 provincial champion Senior B’s, against the Edge. The score was unavailable at press time.

Today’s pool games for the Stealth, the host team, are 8:30 a.m. against Defiance at Mark Messier and 5 p.m. against Defiance at Go Auto Arena and the Edge plays Defiance at 9:45 a.m. at Go Auto and Absolut at 3:45 p.m. at Mark Messier.

Sunday the semifinals are 8:15 and 9:45 a.m. and the bronze-medal game is 2:15 p.m. at Troy Murray Arena.

The gold-medal final is 2 p.m. at Go Auto.

Visit www.ringettealberta.com for the schedule and results.

NAMHL playoffs

Playoff action continues for the St. Albert teams in the Northern Alberta Midget AA Hockey League.

Today in Sherwood Park, the Blues (14-14-4) face off against the Sturgeon Sting (20-10-2) at 3 p.m. and the Source for Sports Crusaders (26-4-2) play the PAC Saints (12-11-9) at 3:45 p.m. in the Besa division tournament.

Sunday the Blues host the Fort Saskatchewan Rangers (14-15-3) at 2:45 p.m. at Mark Messier Arena.

Friday’s score between the Blues and Crusaders was unavailable at press time.

The winner of the Besa tournament advances to the best-of-three Metro conference series against the Anderson division rep in the NAMHL playoffs.

The first-place Crusaders are the defending NAMHL champions.




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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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