Morinville Sports Shorts


Sabretooths fall to NEBA

The Morinville Orijen Sabretooths Midget Girls lost 66-32 Friday night to Northeast Basketball Association. Deveau had 16 of the team’s 32 points.

(below) Hayley Deveau makes her way to the net for another two points Friday night in Edmonton.

– Stephen Dafoe Photos


Jets and Kings have winning weekend

by Morinville News Staff

The Morinville Junior B Jets and Morinville Senior AA Kings both enjoyed wins over the weekend. The Jets took down the Sherwood Park Knights 6-2 Friday night, and the Kings upset Bonnyville 9-5 Saturday night. Both clubs’ games were road games.

Friday night’s outing to Sherwood Park saw the Jets pulling ahead by a wide margin in the final frame. Starting with a 2-1 lead to end the first, the Jets found themselves sitting tied 2-2 heading into the third. The Jets popped on four in the last period, including two shorthanded and one power play goal to earn the win at 6-2.

Saturday night’s road trip for the Kings was a steady build from a 3-2 first-period lead, both sides doubling their tallies to 6-4 to end the second. The final frame saw the Kings outscore Bonnyville by a margin of three to one for a 9-5 finish.

For the Jets, Friday night’s win was the eighth consecutive victory in a stellar season that’s seen the Jets rise to first place in the Capital Junior Hockey League’s West Division with an impressive 17-4-4 record. The club has 13 games left in the CJHL’s 38-game season.

For the Kings, the top of the NCHL charts is still within reach, a point’s reach in fact. The Kings are 11-3-0 with four games left in the NCHL’s 16-game season.

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