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Seniors curl

The 29th Annual Morinville Seniors Funspiel took place at the curling club Saturday and Sunday with 16 teams registered for this year’s event.

– Stephen Dafoe Photo

winter games

Let the games begin

Above: Female goalies compete during Alberta Winter Games Zone 5 competition in Morinville Saturday afternoon.

The Ray McDonald Sports Centre was taken over on the weekend by 120 girls trying out for a spot on one of the various Zone 5 teams competing in the upcoming Alberta Winter Games in Medicine Hat this February.

The players ranged from PeeWee up. Competitions began Friday with skills, and were followed Saturday wih another skills session and a series of games between the six colour teams.

They started Friday with skills sessions, today another skills session and then a second ice time that will be a game. Sunday will be another game.

Bob Foster Extreme Sport Park 10621 107 St, Morinville, AB T8R 0C9 $75 Helicopter Tours of the Town of Morinville and the annual Morinville Festival Days. Saturday & Sunday - June 23th & 24th - 10 AM - 5 PM First come first serve! Passengers under two years old will sit on a parents lap. The helicopter can seat three passengers at a time, maximum passenger weight per seat is 300 lbs

– Stephen Dafoe Photo


Athletic demonstration

Rooke School of Karate had 11 students visit Heritage Lodge Dec. 1 to demonstrate sparring, take downs and weapon use. More than 25 residents watched the show. The students stayed for 45 minutes after the show, talking to the residents, having a snack and answering questions.

– Submitted Photo

Jets Results

The Morinville Jets hit the road Friday night to take on the Stony Plain Flyers. The Jets fell 3-2 in overtime to earn a point. Both teams scored evenly throughout regular play – ending the first 1-1, scoreless in the second, and tied 2-2 by the end of the third. The Flyers took it 49 seconds into overtime.

Sunday saw the boys hit the ice at home to take on the Regals. They emerged from that outing with a 6-2 victory.
The club currently sits in fifth place in the CJHL’s West Divisions with a 10-13-1 record.

The Jets face the Hawks on the road Dec. 11 and return home to face the Merchants Dec. 13 at 6:45 p.m. The last game of 2015 will be Dec. 20 at 6:45 p.m. against the North Edmonton Red Wings.

Kings Results

The Kings had a single game over the weekend, a road trip to take on the Slave Lake Winter Hawks. The Senior AA club returned to Morinville with a 4-1 win for their efforts.

They play Toefield Saturday night at 8:30 p.m. at home and take on Bonnyville on the road Sunday at 4:40 p.m.
The Kings are currently sitting in third slot in the North Central Hockey Leagues North Division with a 5-4-1 record this season.

The club’s last game for 2015 will be Dec. 19 against the visiting Westlock Warriors. Game time is 8:30 p.m. at the Ray McDonald Sports Center.

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