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Steel underdogs in playoffs

The odds are stacked against the St. Albert Steel in their opening playoff round against the Fort McMurray Oil Barons.

On Tap

The playoff puck drops tonight for the St. Albert Raiders in the best-of-five north division semifinal against the Leduc Oil Kings in the Alberta Midget AAA Hockey League. Game time is 7:45 p.m. at Akinsdale Arena.

Skyhawks crush Spartans

The St. Albert Skyhawks are the team to beat in premier women's basketball after Monday's playoff preview against the O'Leary Spartans.

Lady Skyhawks No. 1 in 3A

Sherwood Park – The St. Albert Skyhawks celebrated their number-one ranking in 3A provincial women's basketball Wednesday by beating the Archbishop Jordan Scots with a depleted line-up.

Wrap-Up

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.

Lions sweep Sabres in playoffs

The season is over for the St. Albert Sabres after back-to-back losses against the SSAC Southgate Lions. The Sabres suffered identical 3-2 defeats Tuesday and Thursday in the best-of-three opening round in the bantam AAA playoffs.

Sports Extra

St. Albert skip Jamie King is going to his first Brier as the fifth man for the Kevin Koe rink. King, 36, also served as the extra man for the Saville Sports Centre foursome at the 2009 Roar of the Rings.

Steel stumble in the Park

Sherwood Park – Wednesday's pivotal confrontation with the Sherwood Park Crusaders ended in disappointment for the St. Albert Steel.

Donald wraps up university career

Now in his fourth and final year at Yale University in Connecticut, St. Albert blueliner Ryan Donald faces some important questions after this season.

Local man conquers Numb Bum

A St. Albert biker has once again conquered the world's longest, coldest race on ice — and he's got the film to prove it. St. Albert rider Frank Barry came first in the Red-Eye (no headlight) class at last weekend's Numb Bum 24 ice race.