It was an active weekend of sports in Morinville Jan. 23-25. Senior and Junior hockey shared the ice with a nine-team Atom Girls tournament in Morinville and Legal, a series that brought 120 players to the community. On the other side of town, MCHS, Primeau and Notre Dame gyms were used for a basketball tournament. Below are some details on the weekend’s happenings.
The Georges H. Prime Coyotes Boys and Girls teams hosted a basketball tournament Friday and Saturday.
Both the Boys and Girls earned silver in their respective rounds.
The Girls fell 31-18 to St. Albert’s Lorne Akins Junior High in their final round. The Boys also fell to Lorne Akins, losing their final round 23-19 in overtime.
The MCHS Senior Girls host a basketball torunament this weekend at the high school.
Coyote Boys Photos
Coyote Girls Photos
Atom Girls Tournament
Atom Girls tournament action continued in Morinville Saturday with a number of games. Above a Calgary player moves towards the net. Calgary defeated Camrose 7-0 in that game.
The Sturgeon Atom Girls held a bit of a party before their game Friday night. Plenty of lights and music to start the night off. The Atom Girls lost lost their opener 2-1 to Strathcona Friday night but won their Saturday morning game against Airdrie 5-0. The Girls lost 3-2 to Okotoks Saturday night and were set to play in a consolation final in Legal Sunday morning. Details were not available by our deadline.
Kings give Atom B Mustangs some hot tips
KOC offers Free Throw contest
Notre Dame students took part in the Knights of Columbus’ Free Throw Championship Wednesday and Thursday during their lunch hour, each student taking 10 shots at net.
Students practiced their basketball free throws during lunch recess Wednesday and Thursday. On Monday, the students’ 10 shots will be formally recorded and the top female and male shooters, in their respective age and gender divisions, will be invited to take part at the district level. There is also a provincial and international level.
Knights of Columbus Grand Knight Jack St. Onge said the competition was reinstated a few years ago in Morinville. The competition is open to students aged 9 and 10, and all contestants receive a certificate in recognition for their participation.
Junior and Senior Hockey Results
Jets fall prey to Hawks
The Morinville Jets fell from a 2-1 lead against the Fort Saskatchewan Hawks to lose the game 5-3 Friday night. The Jets found themselves scorless in the second period and trailing by another two goals in the final frame when the Hawks scored one on the powerplay and another shorthanded.
The Jets were to play a homegame Tuesday night against the North Edmonton Red wings. The club play the Edmonton Mustangs Sunday night at home. Game time is 6:45 p.m. at the Ray McDonald Sports Center.
Kings end the season in 2nd place
The Morinville Kings ended their second season on the ice in second place. Saturday night’s home-ice makeup game with the Rocky Rams was a battle for the Kings against the basement-dwelling Rams. The Kings lost 4-3 in a shootout. The Kings lead 2-1 at the end of the first, but found themselves tied 2-2 at the end of the second and 3-3 at the end of the third.
Although it has been certain for some time that the Kings would end the season in second place as they did last year, just who they would play in the first round of NCHL playoffs remained unknown as both Rocky and Slave Lake shared bottom slot. Though the Rams moved up two points Saturday night, Morinville’s first round opponent is not known until the results of the Whitecourt – Slave Lake game are posted.
UPDATE – Kings will play Slave Lake in playoffs – first game in Morinville Saturday 7:15 p.m.