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Morinville Sports Shorts

Kevin Borduzak, twin brother of the late Dennis Blair Borduzak drops the puck in Legal to start the 17th Annual Dennis Blair Boduzak Memo- rial Tournament (4 the Love of the Game). At centre ice is Westlock Warriors player Blake Borduzak (left), nephew of the late Novice player, .. […]

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Morinville Sports

Morinville Kings ready to host Senior AA Hockey Provincials

Morinville – After ending their inaugural season in the North Central Hockey League (NCHL) in second place, the Morinville Senior AA Kings are looking forward to hosting provincials Mar. 28 to 30. The event will feature eight Alberta Double-A teams, including four currently confirmed: The Okotoks Drillers, Dewberry Mustangs, Two Hills Longhorns, and the Morinville Kings. Remaining teams are yet to be determined by some remaining Senior AA hockey series in the province. […]

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Morinville Sports

Jets face two tough teams over weekend

by Stephen Dafoe

The Morinville Jets hit the ice to face the two toughest teams in the league over the weekend – the West Division’s top-ranked St. Albert Merchants, and the East Division’s first-placed Fort Saskatchewan Hawks. The Jets fell 7-4 to the Merchants in St. Albert Friday night, but defeated the Hawks 8-3 on home-ice Sunday evening…. […]

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4 the Love of the Game tournament fills two arenas

Photos By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville / Legal – Twenty-four years after Novice hockey player Dennis Blair Borduzak passed away, his memory is kept alive through a memorial tournament that entered its 16th year over the weekend. The annual 4 the Love of the Game Tournament kicked off in Morinville and Legal Friday afternoon and continued through the weekend. Thursday’s games were cancelled due to weather… […]

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Morinville News

Hockey on hold as Morinville works to get ice ready

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The echo of pucks bouncing off the boards is absent from the Ray McDonald Sports Centre these days. Although hockey season has begun, the Town is still working on getting equipment working so the ice can remain frozen.

Morinville’s Director of Public Works, Claude Valcourt, said the work has been going on since the problem was discovered when the ice was first put in this season… […]

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One contest left in CJHL first round

By Morinvillenews.com Staff

Morinville – The Morinville Jets still have a few days before entering the second round of playoffs. The club’s regular season first place divisional finish gave the Jets a fist round bye and home ice advantage heading into round 2… […]

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Jets shut out Warriors

By MorinvilleNews.com staff

Edmonton – Eskimo Dennis finally got the shutout he had been predicting all season when the Morinville Jets humiliated the Beverly Warriors (13-6-1) with a 3-0 shutout in their own barn… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Column: Coach’s Corner with Scott Rodda

By Scott Rodda, Morinville Jets Head Coach

Almost one third into the season, now’s a good time to weigh in on how the Jets season is progressing to date. Overall the coaching staff is pleased with the results, particularly with the low goals against average which is one of the best in the league. The attention being shown by our club defensively is awesome and certainly our goaltending is a huge part of that. Both [Mike] Saunders and [Brad] Miller have been very solid between the pipes… […]

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Discipline costs Morinville Jets another home game

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The irony of Saturday night’s Military Appreciation event was the discipline necessary in the Canadian soldier seemed nowhere to be found on the ice among Morinville Jets wearing camouflage jerseys designed to pay tribute to the troops… […]

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Mavericks set to take to ice for fifth season

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Saturday mornings will soon see the bleachers of the Ray McDonald Sports Centre full of parents, grandparents and other relatives enthusiastically watching children play hockey. But for three hours each Saturday what will set the players on the ice apart from many other teams that will occupy the rink that day and throughout the week is the range of ages and genders playing together on the ice… […]

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Jets / Red Wings series tied at a game apiece

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Morinville Jets entered a best-of-five second round playoff series against the North Edmonton Red Wings over the weekend, emerging out the other end with one win and one loss. The Jets came from behind Friday night to defeat the Red Wings 4-3 in a road game, but were handicapped by a rash of penalties to drop a 7-5 decision to the Red Wings on home ice Sunday afternoon. […]