St. Albert minor hockey product Nate Fleming of the Spruce Grove Saints is one of four finalists for the Don McNabb Memorial Trophy as the most dedicated player in the Alberta Junior Hockey League.
The other finalists are Zahn Raubenheimer of the Grande Prairie Storm, Corey Campbell of the Olds Grizzlys and Brad Drobot of the Calgary Royals.
Fleming is having a banner season for the Saints (50-4-1-3), the number-one ranked junior A team in Canada. The 21-year-old centre is second in team scoring, and tied for 16th overall in the AJHL’s point race, with 60 in 58 games.
The former midget AAA St. Albert Raider recorded the 99th assist of his AJHL career Feb. 9, a 6-2 win over the Bonnyville Pontiacs. In 179 games with the Saints, the third-year AJHL player has 54 goals and 153 points.
Last month Fleming played in his first AJHL all-star game.
The St. Albert bantam AA Steel will represent zone 3 at provincials next month at Calgary after defeating the St. Albert Bears 6-4 last Saturday at Akinsdale Arena.
Ryker Moreau scored the last four goals for the Steel, including an empty netter with four seconds remaining. He also pocketed one assist.
The Steel battled back from an early 2-0 deficit to go ahead by one with 57 seconds left in period one.
The Bears rallied to make it 5-4 on Blake Bosch’s goal with 12:41 to play.
The two-game, total goal series started with a 4-4 draw.
The Bears advanced into the zone final by beating Morinville 3-1 and 4-3. The Steel had a bye in the first round.
In the Edmonton Minor Hockey Association’s bantam AA standings, the Steel (20-10-2) finished fourth and the Bears (18-11-3) tied for sixth place.
The following St. Albert Track and Field Club athletes recorded first place finishes at the Alberta Indoor Games last weekend at the Universiade Pavilion.
Alyssa Miller, 11: peewee girls’ 60 metres (9.41) and medicine ball (5.37m).
Madelyn Curle, 11: peewee girls’ long jump (3.58m).
Sam Cuciz, 11: peewee boys’ 60m (9.54) and long jump (3.93m).
Aiden Burger, 13: bantam boys’ high jump (1.30m).
The track club also placed first in three peewee girls’ relay events and two bantam girls’ relays.