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Sturgeon Initiation 5 Timbits

Our team consists of 15 awesome players who are lacing up for the first time ever. The team has been practicing very hard and getting better with each practice. We have had a lot of learning and basics to cover; their skating, puck handling and stopping has improved by leaps and bounds since the beginning of the season.

With hard work, great listening and huge hearts this group has proven that their efforts are paying off; as they continue to grow and learn with lots of the year ahead of them. They are eager to take what they have learnt to their first game on December 14th.

We love playing, practicing and most importantly having FUN. Thank you to all the families for all the support in making this a wonderful hockey season.

Brandy Roy
Initiation 5 Team Manager

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Wolves on the court
The Morinville Wolves Sr. Boys basketball team took to the court Dec. 9 in a game against Barrhead Composite School. With volleyball provincials now over, basketball is the sport that will dominate the school’s recently renovated gymnasium.

– Lucie Roy Photos

It was a winless weekend for the Jets and Kings

by Stephen Dafoe

There was plenty of action in the NCHL and CJHL for Morinville teams over the weekend, but neither team could catch a win. The weekend outings resulted in a loss for the Morinville Kings and a pair of losses for the Morinville Jets. The Kings were defeated 7-4 by the Rocky Rams and the Jets fell 4-3 on Friday night to the Merchants and 9-6 on Sunday night to the Strathcona Bruins.

The weekend tally puts the Morinville Kings in second place in the North Central Hockey League and the Jets in a fourth place tie with the Mustangs in the Capital Junior Hockey League’s West Division Standings. With some games still left in both league’s seasons, both the Kings and Jets are well positioned heading to the playoffs.

The Jets Friday night contest saw the Junior B club evenly matched at 2-2 after one, but trailing 3-2 after 40 minutes. That deficit edged to 4-2 with seven minutes left in the game. Though Brandon Duboc got one on the powerplay with 25 seconds on the clock, there just wasn’t another to push it to OT.

Saturday night saw the Kings and Rams locking horns at one apiece at the end of the first, but the Kings trailing 7-2 by the end of the middle frame. The Kings piled on another pair in the final 20, leaving them three short of a tie.

Sunday night saw the Jets facing the Bruns on home ice in their second matchup of the year, one that generated the opposite result to the Jets 3-0 win over the club Oct. 12.

The Jets play Spruce Grove on the road Friday and at home Sunday against the Sherwood Park Knights. The Kings play the Warriors at home Saturday night, their last home game of 2014. Game time for the Kings / Warriors game is 8:30 p.m. Game time for Sunday’s showdown between the Jets and Knights is 6:45 p.m.

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