Sports Shorts – photos


A little athletic recognition
Council had some praise to pass around to the Orijen Bantam Sabretooths (top) and Morinville Senior AA Kings (bottom) Feb. 25. The Sabretooths were praised for their 15-0 season in the Edmonton youth Basketball Association and upcoming provincials.


The Kings were applauded for their second-place finish in their inaugural year in the North Central Hockey League. The Kings will host provincials in morinville later this month.

– Calli Stromner Photos

Top Goalie NCHL

Coach of the Year

Morinville Kings recognized

Morinville Kings goalie Jordan Panasiuk was presented the North Central Hockey League’s Top Goalie in the NCHL award, and Wayne Gatza was presented the NCHL Coach of the year award ahead of an exhibition game in Morinville Saturday night. The Kings took to the ice against the Bonnyville Pontiacs and defeated the visiting team 6-5. Provincials will take place in Morinville Mar. 28-30.
– Submitted Photos

Sturgeon Atom 4 Mustangs

Jackie Green, manager of the Sturgeon Atom 4 Mustangs offers her thanks to the coaches who helped the team this season. Here is what each team member said about the year:

#2 Alex-It’s been fun.
#10 Riley-My coach is awesome; she taught me how to shoot.
#6 Myles-Awesome.
#7 Lucas-I like playing defence and hockey has been fun. 
#9 Josiah-Awesome.
#11 Kayleigh-Hockey has been fun and I have met new friends.
#3 Breadin-I like playing scrimmage with my team.
#5 Landon-I learnt how to skate backwards, and be a team player.
#4 Evan-I like playing forward and I have become a better skater.
#12 Anson-Fantastic.
#14 Jase-I like playing centre and getting goals.
#34 Caleb(missing)-Our team has tried hard and stayed positive. Awesome team.

The Olympic theme was prevalent at the Ladies Bonspiel held this weekend at the Morinville Curling Club. Representing the Jamaican Bobsled team was Linda Goertzen, Bev Pederson, Teresa Kessir and Melissa Ziebart. There were 16 teams competing for top prizes with entries from the area including Morinville, Legal, Sturgeon County and Spruce Grove.

Luck of the Irish
The team of Christine McKinnon, Arla Pirtle, Nadia Hutchings and Michele Redford, one of two Irish teams competing in the Morinville Curling Club’s Olympic themed Ladies Bonspiel pose for a shot before their game.
– Lucie Roy Photos

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