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Mission ringette tournament results and upcoming volleyball zones for Morinville Wolves

Mission ringette

The St. Albert Mission finished the Bernadette Price Memorial Tournament in Saskatoon as the undefeated U16AA champions.

Sunday’s final was 6-2 over Spruce Grove Grit after the Mission posted identical 9-2 wins against the Saskatoon Selects and Calgary Force, 7-0 against the Winnipeg Wild and 6-3 against the Eastman Flames in pool two of the nine-team division.

The Grit were 4-0 in pool one.

The winners of the 21st annual Turkey Ring in St. Albert are 16-0-2 overall, including a 4-0 mark in the Black Gold League.

The Mission have league games scheduled Friday against U19A Sherwood Park at 5:45 p.m. at Millennium Place and Sunday against U16AA Sherwood Park at 8:15 a.m. at Glen Allan Recreation Complex.

Meanwhile, the U19AA Mission placed fourth out of five teams in the Price tournament at 2-2-1 after losing the third-place game 7-3 to the New Brunswick Stingers.

In the round robin, the Mission lost 5-4 to Spruce Grove Riot, edged the Eastman Flames 6-5, tied the Saskatoon Blazers 5-5 and doubled the Stingers 4-2,

The Mission’s season record is 7-6-2.

In the U14AA division, the Mission won three out of four pool games.

Last year's tournament champions lost 8-4 to Buffalo Plains Rush, blanked the Bonivital Angels 7-0 and defeated Calgary White 3-2 and Calgary Blue 4-2.

All three Mission teams are competing at the 34th annual Wood Tournament next weekend at Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre.

Wolves volleyball

The North Central zones start Friday for the Morinville Wolves as the defending men’s and women’s volleyball champions.

The tournament hosts are the R.F. Staple Thunderbirds of Westlock for the men and the Hilltop Chargers of Whitecourt for the women.

The Alberta Schools’ Athletic Association 3A championships are next weekend with two North Central men’s teams advancing to Magrath and the top women’s team qualifying for St. Paul.

At last year’s provincials the Wolves won bronze while going 6-1 for the men and the women finished 2-3.

This year the lady Wolves are 14-24 in match play, including a 4-1 mark against North Central teams.

The record for the men’s team was unavailable at press time.

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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