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Mykitiuk scores major award

The winner of the prestigious John Reid Memorial Award for heart and hustle was blindsided by the announcement. “I didn’t see it coming,” said a surprised Jake Mykitiuk of the St. Albert Sabres.

On Tap

A new champion will be crowned in the men’s and women’s divisions at the 20th annual Optimist Showdown in St. Albert high school basketball tournament.

Blades of glory

Placing fourth in front of family and friends at the 2010 BMO Skate Canada national championships was just as good as a podium finish for Cole Vandervelden. “It was really cool,” the St.

Sabres see stars in semifinal

The St. Albert Sabres made it as far as the semifinals at the John Reid Memorial Tournament, only to lose to the eventual champions from Los Angeles. “We kind of knew what they were going to do.

Fulltime status for Abt

A rookie defenceman from Thorsby has found a home on the St. Albert Steel's blue line. "Lately I feel I belong here. I'm getting more comfortable on the ice.

King loses provincial qualifier

St. Albert skip Jamie King took the bullet for his team's loss in Sunday's C-event final at the northern Alberta playdowns at Wetaskiwin. "It was definitely my worst game of the weekend, which is disappointing," King said.

On Tap

The 20th annual Optimist Showdown in St. Albert high school basketball tournament tips off Thursday at 3:15 p.m. at the St. Albert Catholic, Paul Kane, Bellerose and Morinville high schools.

Fast start for Sabres

The St. Albert Sabres stormed out of the gate Thursday at the John Reid Memorial Tournament with victories over the Prince George Cougars and Calgary Bronks at Performance Arena.

Raiders win again

Brady Goebel paced the surging St. Albert Raiders with two goals and two assists in Wednesday’s 5-2 win over the Canadian Athletic Club at Akinsdale Arena.

Oudenaarden skates into Olympics

“I did a little victory dance after they told me. I got really excited,” a giddy Oudenaarden told the Gazette during a brief stop in St. Albert on Wednesday. “It’s a dream come true to me.