Morinville Sports Shorts

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MCHS Senior Girls take fourth in tourney

The MCHS Senior Girls placed fourth at the Louis St Laurent Green and Gold Basketball Tournament held Jan. 6 – 8.

The Lady Wolves defeated the sixth-ranked Camrose Trojans 59-58, then played tenth-ranked Louis St. Laurent Barons.

Despite leading the 29-28 at halftime, the Lady wolves could not match the Barons’ intensity and home court advantage in the second half. The Wolves fell 71-49 by contest’s end.

In the third place game, the Lady Wolves started with only seven players and no grade 12s. The lack of experience showed and the team quickly gave up an early lead to eigth-ranked Highwood. It was a gap the team could not close. The Lady Wolves lost the contest 61-31, giving them a fourth-place finish.

Coach Kent Lessard said his Wolves put forth a solid effort against three of the top 10 teams in the province.

The girls will be hosting John Maland High School from Devon Thursday afternoon at 5 p.m.

Jets pick up two MVP nods at CJHL All star Game

Brayden Arcand
Inclement weather did not keep the Morinville Jets from travelling to Fort Saskatchewan this past weekend to participate in the 2001 Capital Junior Hockey League All Star Game.

The annual gathering of the league’s best and brightest veterans and rookies provided hockey fans with a rookie game at 1:30 p.m. and an all Star game at 4:30 p.m.

Morinville Jet Brayden Arcand was recognized as an MVP in the All Star Game and Jet rookie Russell Turner was given an MVP nod for his roll in the afternoon’s rookie game.

Turner, a native of Jasper, is currently the League’s 17th-ranked scorer with 12 goals and 27 assists this season for a total of 39 points. Turner is joined on the league’s list of top 25 scorers by veteran Dalen Paul (currently in 16th spot) and fellow rookie Justin Proulx (currently in 20th spot).

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