Sports Scene

Sports Scene

Local sports coverage.

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Basketball for all ages is happening in Morinville. The Morinville Youth Basketball Association are currently run programs for ages 6 to 8 on up to an adult drop-in program at MCHS. Morinville Youth Basketball Association President James Bedford told Morinville News the new Mighty Mites program, which started in mid-January, is a free camp running from now until June.

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Lee Gadoury won it for the Morinville Jets Sunday afternoon with a 5-4 finish and 12 seconds on the clock. The win gave the Jets a 26-7-4 record with one game left in the CJHL regular season.

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The Morinville Community High School Sr. Girls basketball team welcomed seven teams to Morinville Feb. 3 and 4 for the 23rd Annual MCHS Sr. Girls Invitational Tournament.

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After sweeping round one of NCHL playoffs in three straight, the Morinville Senior AA Kings fell 5-4 in overtime in the opening game in a best-of-five series against the Bonnyville Pontiacs.

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Morinville Community High School is welcoming seven teams to join them for the 23rd Annual MCHS Sr. Girls Invitational Tournament Feb. 3 nd 4. MCHS will be joined by R. F Staples from Westlock, Beaumont Composite, Lillian Osborne from Edmonton, John Maland High School from Devon, Ponoka Secondary, Cold Lake High School, and Wetaskiwin Composite High School to compete in a dozen games over the two days.

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The big game the Jets and Red Wings had been waiting for came to town Sunday night with the Morinville Jets earning another two points with a 2-1 overtime win. The two clubs looking to maintain or take the CJHL West Division lead were deadlocked through three frames. The two clubs ended the first period scoreless and locked at a goal apiece through the second and third periods. The Jets picked up their point in OT, giving the Red Wings a point for their travels and their trouble.

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A short bench for the Rocky Rams resulted in a forfeiture that gave the Morinville Kings Game 3 of a best-of-five series. After 11-3 and 8-4 Game One and Two wins, the Kings were handed Saturday night's win due to the Rams having two few players to hit the ice. League rules require 11 skaters and one goalie. The Rams had a pair of goalies but only nine skaters.

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The Morinville Jets returned from Edmonton Wednesday night with a 6-0 victory over the Edmonton Mustangs, giving the club a 24-7-4 record with three games left in the 2016-2017 CJHL regular season. Wednesday night's win saw both sides scoreless after 20, but the Jets started to build their win with a 2-0 second-period finish, and another four goals to cap the game at 6-0.

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A 7-4 A Finals win for the SheeFitz team over the McKeif team Sunday afternoon wrapped up a quarter century of Sturgeon County families getting together for an annual tournament in Rivière Qui Barre (RQB).

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The Morinville Jets 6-5 win over Beaumont Sunday night gave the Jets their West Division top slot once again, and a one-point lead over the North Edmonton Red Wings who momentarily unseated the Jets with one more game played than Morinville.